“Damaged” Tattoo


I know that some people think that the "see-thru" tattoo design is played out, but I have a legitimate reason for choosing this design idea and location. 🙂

Several years ago I had a work injury which eventually required surgery. Fusing two of my vertebrae together, removing a couple discs, adding cadaver bone, etc. Despite the surgery being a success, I still experienced nerve damage which has left that shoulder essentially useless and always in pain.

Unfortunately internal injuries like that are a blessing and a curse. The "curse" part is because nobody knows how broken I really am in that area, so everyone thinks that I’m fine. This disability has affected my life in more ways than you can imagine, so I guess I just wanted something on the outside that shows how I feel on the inside.

So I opted for the see-thru design with torn / stressed muscles and a cracked collar bone underneath.

Thanks for reading. 😉

Posted by rbatina on 2012-05-16 06:37:50

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