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