We often go through so many faces, we are not happy with what ever life or destiny sets up on us. We want to break free and long for things to be different. This differs from person to person, but at the end it is all the same we want to be unique and acknowledged. We want the feeling of assurance and knowing that we exist. Hence the transformation of one self, there so many ways we can help our selfs when facing this task we can become better friends, sons, fathers, listeners, artists and learn to be more understanding and empathetic. To see the world through the eyes of some else is sometimes the best way to understand people and their needs. Im faced with this amazing opportunity when dealing with so many people, my job demands it and I learn so much by doing those things mentioned above. Sometimes it is the other way around Im the one who needs understanding and there has always been some one there to help. Thats where the magic lies transformation of one self is continuously happening and everything around us contributes to that change.
The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.
Last night I had a dream, it had a tale to tell, I dreamed I saw an Angel the poor thing wasn’t well. His body bruised and battered, his wings were ripped and torn, he looked as if he wished that I was never born. I walked up to him and I asked, “Angel how can this be”? He turned around and paused a bit then spoke these words to me. I am your Guardian Angel a great task as you can see, You’ve run a muck all your life look what it’s done to me. These bruises are from shielding you in times both dice and I’ll, Those dangerous things you had used I often paid the bill. See my wings are ripped and torn, a noble badge that I wear, How often they have flown you from evil unaware. Each Mark is its own story of deadly wounds destroyed, You’ve made me wish more than once that I was unemployed. If only you could make it and stand up on your own, Oh don’t you fret or worry you shall not be left alone. But please try to remember that I’m getting old and frail, we’ll see if you can help yourself only time will tell. I could not believe all I’d heard let alone how much he cared, I sat and wept upon his shoulder then left in despair. The next morning I pondered all the things that I had done, And that’s when the transformation hit, my life had finally begun. So I made a final decision to change my life and try, and in the distance I thought I heard a frail old Angel cry…
- I have been gifted with the power to contribute to so many peoples transformation. I do this everyday and it brings me so much joy to be able to help some one get closer to being that person he longs to be.
- With every poke of the needle this transformation begins to take place it is a right of passage something that is earned. Its not easy but nothing worth while in life is easy. I have so much admiration for all those who come to the studio and endure so much pain for it takes great courage and strength to go trough this difficult and often painful process.
I often hear “I will not kill my self over this”, and then I hear Drake say “last night I made the decision I would die for it.” So I don’t know what the fu(*&**^&% to think lol. All I know is that if you die doing what you love that death will be a beautiful one.
I want to write so much more luckily this picture above explains it all, I guess it is true pictures speaks a thousand words. I only wish I had been a tattoo artist back when I was in high school, I would have just turned in five tattoo pictures instead of an 5000 word essay.
Thank you so much for love and support.
your friend and artist,
“Living for the Moment.”
Thanks Joe you are an amazing human being!