The tattoo was done by my friend and tattoo artist Brent Kye, at Liberty Tattoo, in NC.
The tattoo is of a dove, and some flowers that Brent made up. Most people don’t know it’s a dove, because it’s all black, but the reason it looks that way is because I asked Brent to design a dove tattoo that wouldn’t look like anyone elses dove tattoos, since they’re so common. I think he did a great job.
Obviously, the dove represents faith. And part of the reason I wanted it to look different than any other dove tattoo, was not only for originality, but also because I see and practice my faith differently than most other people of my religion.
The flowers don’t really mean anything. They’re just there to be pretty. The tattoo took five and a half hours, which is a really long time for such a basically simple tattoo. Luckily, Brent has gotten a lot faster at tattooing now.