have always loved tattoos, and I love hearing the stories behind them. I got my first tattoo 5 1/2 years ago, at the age of 17. My mom and I both got our black belts and we went in to get our first tattoos together that same day. I want every tattoo I get to mean that much. In the first 6 months of 2014 I have experienced 6 major life events so I figured it was about time to get my second tattoo.