This tattoo is everything I wanted and needed it to be. It represents so much to me. First and foremost, my grandfather. At his service, we were at his grave and a butterfly just stayed around the entire time I played a song for him. Whenever I’ve needed him, a butterfly is there to remind me to be strong for him. Being placed where it is means I will see it often and think of him whenever I see it.
It also signifies personal growth. Everything I’ve gone through. Placement is perfect, especially being on my left forearm, for my personal struggle with self harm I’ve overcome and grown from. The butterflies going from small to large, it shows that I’ve gone from being a small and weak mind to being where I am now.