Sleeve

Sleeve

About this tattoo

My sleeve is comprised of multiple sections but I began with the quote. The script spiraling down my arm comes from the film V for Vendetta. It articulates the importance of knowledge and understanding, especially when it is withheld or manipulated. I was in school at the time and my studies focused heavily on the effects of discrimination; at the time this film and this quote symbolizes the liberation I found in education and the clarity of perspective that I found one the misinformation presented in mainstream society was critiqued. It seemed only natural that the pheonix come next as I can not image, nor would I want to, a time when I would revert to the ignorance and judgement that I have since seen through. The canadian landscape that decorates the background of my sleeve represents my connections to nature, I love to camp and will always feel more at peace with under the open sky, with the wind against my face.