I met Nick, a tattoo artist from Virginia, on a warm fall day back in 2017. He shared this poem on his torso:
"This is a memorial piece for somebody who I loved very greatly in my life. I don't usually talk to a lot of people about it. Even my closest friends don't know who this is for. We had a really long deep friendship and then at one point it was a mistake that was made and we never really got to fix it up and then she moved away and then she overdosed in North Carolina and I mean I didn't get this tattoo for like six years afterwards because I couldn't deal with it but it helps."
He composed the poem and the bird represents the albatross from Samuel Taylor Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.
Thanks to Nick for sharing this with us here on Tattoosday!
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