In shutter island teddy daniels created a world of fantasy that he couldn’t escape. the woman he loved who had been murdered drifted in a out of his dreams telling him ”i’m just bones in a box, teddy” was his subconscious telling him she was gone and he needed to let her go and come back to reality for his own well being and safety. I too was in a relationship with someone that I loved very much. once she passed away I could never get over it, even until this day. this tattoo is a memorial that I will carry on my shoulders to remind myself that I have to let her go and move on.
done at trinity tattoo, virginia beach by matti hixson.