Andrew's Tattoos
Photo and backstory on each. Click a photo to zoom.

Mom & Dad
  March 8th 2016

An absolute classic concept. Designed by my dad years earlier. Then given to them, on me, as a birthday gift.

Do the Right Thing
  April 30th 2013

For smoking cessation, and actually worked! Theory being I committed to something I could never go back on, having failed at many years of softer tries. Finished my last pack then got it done.
For years I originally planned to have a "Don't do the wrong thing" red circle with slash tattooed on my hand, to remind me to stop when smoking. Then just days before doing it, a friend suggested flipping to a positive approach.
Sometimes mistaken for the Type O Negative band logo.

Respond In Love
  February 24th 2013

Took decades to choose something I felt could be forever. Finally picked one of my top rules in life. A permanent reminder to myself and others of what is always the right choice.
Also, though I'm a radical humanist, I enjoy the connection to the biblical "turn the other cheek" teaching as well as the conflict resolution part of Love Your Neighbor as Yourself.

Possible future tattoos:
  • The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.
  • Feed the good.
  • words[rand(count(words))]
    (nerd joke meaning a tattoo of some random words)