I was in foster car from the time I was 13 until I was 18, so I never really had a say in anything in my life, I was forced to do what everybody told me. It was really hard and I was very depressed most of the time I was in middle in highschool.
When I turned 18 I moved out and began supporting myself.
Sparrows and swallows are both symbols of freedom, and birds in general are a symbol for hope.
I have one on each hip because nobody should touch another’s body there without consent.
I got them to remind myself that I am strong and capable of making my own decisions, it really helps in tough situations. It’s empowering.
On top of that, both my mom and stepdad have tattoo’s so it was like a right of passage. :)