One of the more super sentimental/meaningful tattoos on my body. The Iron Giant has always been one of my all time favourite movies, especially as a kid. I knew I was going to get at least one tattoo about it. Brought a lot of joy to my life, probably the only movie that made me religiously cry at the end every single time I watched it (probably even now). It impacted my life a lot. During my time in treatment, I thought a lot about thay movie. The place I was at was very spiritual. Not in the sense that it was meant that way or that's how it was run, but in the sense that, despite how it was one of my lowest points, I felt super connected to God. There were a lot of amazing things that happened there that weren't coincidence. One point that stuck out was I was struggling really, really hard. Broke down. Earlier that day I was thinking about the movie and went out for a smoke and was talking to the homie above. I looked down a little bit later while smoking and seen a screw in the cracks outside right beside my foot that looked extremely similar to the one from the movie. Blew my mind. I looked up and smiled/chuckled. Knew I was going to get it tattooed. If you know the movie, then you know how significant this part of the giant was. The sign of everything will be alright, the sign of hope, the sign of life after death and so much more. I remember being home after and when I got super sick. I was almost convinced I was in my last days. Lying on the couch, 103lbs, losing my hair, organs shutting dow. If I decided to let go at that time, I believe to this day that my body would've shut down. As I lay on the couch with my mom on the other one keeping my company, she said "Nicholas, the Iron Giant is on TV". I didn't watch it. I thought for sure if I did I would've died, almost a sign of bringing joy to my life one last time, a message, a message to my mom; "You stay. I go. No following". But now I'm glad I lived long enough to be healthy enough to get this tattooed. Like I said, that movie has had such an impact and there's so much a story for such a little/simple tattoo.
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