this is one of my favorite tattoos that i have. i had the artist actually freehand the words onto my ribs as he was tattooing, because i didnt want this to be written in a font i found on the internet. i wanted it to be someones actual hand writing, i wanted there to be differences in the sizes in the letters, i didnt want it to be clean and perfect, i wanted it flawed- i wanted there to be imperfections. i felt it just visually represented the meaning of the tattoo best.
The full quote is from the song Nine by La Dispute and it’s: "it’s not the petty imperfections that define us, but the way we hold our hearts and the way we hold our heads"