A couple years back while I was on #Tour working for #OhSleeper on their run with #Emery and #Hawkboy I spontaneously decided to get a #Dragonfly tattooed on my #Ribs. I was going through a pretty hard time in my life and felt that the dragonfly was a good #Animal to represent overcoming obstacles. It’s silly but until a dragonfly is fully grown for the most part it’s very vulnerable. It spends most of its life in the naiad form, beneath the waters surface, surviving off of invertebrates. Until it’s capable of flying and escaping its predators,life for the dragonfly is pretty harsh and uncertain. I felt this reflected well my life and how I’ve had to work real hard to be where I am despite all the odds being against me. The dragonfly tattoo was done by #Artist @Austinjevans who till this day is one of the most humble dudes I’ve met.
Fast forward 2 years and once again im faced with a life crisis. After getting through it I approached my long time friend @Tattoosbypat (seriously I’ve known Pat since I was 16) And told him I wanted a #Chameleon on by ribs trying to eat the dragonfly. The Chameleon to me represents life. It says that no matter what you do there will be obstacles to overcome and that there will be times where things don’t look good. Sometimes it might not be anybody’s fault, just things that happen and it’s up to you to decide how you will handle things. So yeah life is sometimes going to try to catch you and bring you down, don’t let it get to you. Just keep flying and doing your thing.
All in all this tattoo is one of my favorite. Both Pat and Austin did an amazing job and both pieces complement each other very well. I get stoked any time people compliment this tattoo.
Thank you guys for reading :)