May the Forth Be With You.
This is my first tattoo and most definitely not my last. I got it last Summer in celebration of my 25th birthday and it means a lot to me. I’d like to think of it as a kind of self-initiation into what I know as adulthood. As a teen I had dreamed of getting a chest to elbow half sleeve… and somewhere between 18 and 24 I lost touch with who I really am and what I really love. Some voice inside of my head told me I couldn’t or shouldn’t do it, and I believed it. This tattoo is a physical representation of my freedom from my limitations… and of course my ultimate love for Star Wars. Some of my fondest childhood memories have to do with Star Wars - learning how to draw lightsabers in the 3rd grade, playing with the Hasbro Snow Speeder in a backyard Baltimore blizzard, and of course just watching the films over and over ad nauseam.
This piece took about 5.5 hours. I’m going back in two weeks to finish off the TIE Interceptor and I have future plans to work a few more Star Wars related images into a half sleeve. Star Wars is something that I will always connect with, and I’m proud to have an epic piece over my heart.
Ink by Halo Jankowski @ Naked Art Tattoo in Baltimore MD
This is fully badass.