This was taken right after it was done on March 19th, and it’s my first tattoo of the three I want. Love is Bind comes from my view of family, and that family doesn’t have to be related by blood to exist. It’s also in memory of my dad who passed away when I was eleven. He taught me to believe that being in a relationship and falling in love isn’t all about looks, and because of that I value other traits over physical appearance.
I think I fall a little in love with people when I catch them in small moments, when they think no one’s looking at them, when they absently twirl a strand of hair between their fingers, when they lick their thumb to turn a page in a book. There’s something beautiful about a person who is lost in a thought, or adjusting their shirt, or is scratching a phantom itch on their arm, or even someone who is looking at someone else like I am looking at them.