My tattoo, and the story behind it.
Even when I was young, my grandma was always the most amazing person in my life. But as I got older, I didn’t see her as much. That was until I turned 15 and she got diagnosed with cancer.
It felt strange to me, because my grandma never got sick, and she was never in pain. I always saw her as unbreakable, kind of like a diamond. During the time in which my grandma was sick, time seemed to pass really quickly before she died.
While she was in the hospital, I started listening to “Bring Me the Horizon” and my favorite song was “Diamonds Aren’t Forever”. Like I said earlier, my grandma was like a diamond. She was unbreakable until the cancer got her. Diamonds are forever changed to diamonds aren’t forever.
When we cremated my grandma, we kept some of the ashes. My sister got a ring that belonged to my grandma, but she didn’t leave anything for me. So I talked to my parents about getting a tattoo, and I explained how much it meant to me. I also said that I wanted some of the ashes mixed in with the ink.
So now, I have my grandma with me wherever I go.
This is why it’s such a special and important tattoo for me.