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Nick’s Memorial for a Lost Friend

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I met Nick, a tattoo artist from Virginia, on a warm fall day back in 2017. He shared this poem on his torso:
Nick explained:

“This is a memorial piece for somebody who I loved very greatly in my life. I don’t usually talk to a lot of people about it. Even my closest friends don’t know who this is for. We had a really long deep friendship and then at one point it was a mistake that was made and we never really got to fix it up and then she moved away and then she overdosed in North Carolina and I mean I didn’t get this tattoo for like six years afterwards because I couldn’t deal with it but it helps.”

He composed the poem and the bird represents the albatross from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.
Thanks to Nick for sharing this with us here on Tattoosday!
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Cedric Weber

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Cedric Weber

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It’s a dog going through a divorce

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This is another tattoo in my favorite category ever: friends convincing other friends to get ridiculous nonsensical tattoos. Hilarious and awesome. And awful.

This was the first tattoo for this poor/rad soul. Description from the friend whose idea and drawing it was is below.


“i dont really remember what led up to the idea of swift getting a 20 second drawing i did of ‘a dog going through a divorce’ as a tattoo, but it was certainly assisted by it being 3am and a fair amount of alcohol on his part.. he woke up that next day and said “you know what? fuck it. lets do it.” so less than an hour later i was paying someone $60 to permanently put it on swifts arm. dudes got sad depressed moppy divorced hair, hes unshaven and mopey, and hes got a little suitcase and dufflebag. he just needs to crash on your couch for a week or two. you know what happens when you call a tattoo shop and tell them you “want to get a cartoon dog getting a divorce”, they dont believe youre serious. like 3 places didnt believe us.”

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