The image is a Infinity sign, a mathematical symbol. It represents a state of being infinite, going on forever. I reason I chose it is complicated. I have scars on my left wrist, tiny scars to most people, that have built up over the years from episodes of self harm. I wanted an image to stop me from cutting, so I decided on an image (a long time ago) that represents the idea that life goes on. It also reminds, after the fact, of the Perks of Being a Wallflower quote, “I feel infinite.”
This tattoo will remind me of those I’ve lost and the possibilities of the future. Honestly, I still getting used to the idea that I have inked myself permanently, but it is only a matter of time before I fully incorporate this new thing into myself.
I got this tattoo in a moment of courage and perhaps, mania. It barely took 15 minutes before it was done. I have been thinking about this tattoo for several years now and did not just do it for fun. It holds heavy meaning for me. I don’t really plan I getting another unless something else comes up, but I’m glad I decided on getting this one a few days ago.