For years I swore I’d never have any tattoos! But here I am, three tats later. The first tattoo I got is the date of my son’s birthday—the best and most significant day of my life—written over my heart. My second tattoo is a small rose behind my ear with my best friend’s initials; I loved her deeply, and she unfortunately passed away a little more than a year ago. My most recent tattoo, a flower with a stem reading “self made,” is behind my other ear and extends down my neck. The flower symbolizes my growth and journey, as I am personally responsible for who I am today and all that I have worked for.
—as told to AO
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