I wanted to bleed...


My skin art was a punishment.


I wanted to hurt. I wanted to actually feel something. I wanted to bleed.


I hate needles. Needles have been a constant in my nightmares since childhood. Even as a heroin addict I could not watch people use needles. Needless to say I was a bit of a shit smackhead.


I got tattoos when drugs were taken from me.

I got tattoos when you were taken from me. You can only sleep inside my dreams.

I got tattoos when I stopped crying.

I got tattoos to feel the guilt of abandoning you forever.

I got tattoos to never forget you.


My tattoos mean my blood and skin are now scarred with love.


written by shelley


uk

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