Many tattoos have a special story behind them - perhaps a personal milestone like overcoming personal hardships, beating cancer, or to commemorate that unique accomplishment ...
I'm looking for those tattoos which are not just pretty ink we add to our skin, I seek to capture the mark a tattoo leaves on your soul.
Contact me if you want to get involved.
We are often tied down, trapped by our own beliefs, and blinded to the true reality.
My Bondage Girl tattoo is often mistaken for some sexual
meaning but to me it is all about being trapped. I drew her when I was only 14
and looked at her every day.
She reminded me of just how much I felt powerless,
tied-down, stuck in my own body.Bind-folded, she saw no future.
Facing depression, mental health issues and eating disorders, I weighted
only 82 lbs and developed Osteoporosis at 16.
It started started as a
child with a gym teaches saying I was too fat to do gymnastics. About the same time I found my in sister’s diet pills. I began to
live in my sister’s shadow – stuck in own body – but trying to change
to someone else. Reaching out I found myself in a cruel
relationship with a much older man, got pregnant and had an abortion. Life was very hard, I was a mess. I began doing drugs and started cutting and
going further down the road of self-abuse.
years later at 18, tattoo artist Robert Person inked my Bondage Girl onto my
I was her: Trapped, Tied down.
was now permanent,
just like my condition.
Only a miracle could cut us free.
Cass did find her miracle.
That miracle turned out to be her daughter
but that’s a different tattoo story.