Celtic knot: This was the first of my five tattoos. This one was a tribute to my father, who died shortly after my 18th birthday. The celtic knotwork symbolized his love of and devotion to playing irish celtic fiddle throughout his life. It’s positioned on the inside of my left ankle. I received this tattoo in June of 1994 at 21st Century Studio of Tattoo in Portland, OR. The artist did a phenomenal job on the fine lines and detail of this tattoo, but truth be told, I was never really happy with the placement of it or how it made my leg look.
Kanji: I got this tattoo in 1995, and this one had little meaning. If I remember correctly, I went with a friend who was getting a tattoo and I also wanted one. It’s positioned on the outside of my right ankle. The chinese caligraphy supposedly means “truth and sincerity.” Well, I sincerely want it gone.