I'm the last person you'd think would have a tattoo but I got my first and only one during Independence weekend this year. It says 'a survivor' in Korean (my wife and I adopted children from Korea).

I'm a huge believer in there being a diffence between being a victim (what happened to me) and a survivor (what I'm doing about it/with it). I wanted a tattoo that marked that change or transition/committment for me.

Tattoos are (or at least in my opinion should be) intensely personal though so I'd encourage you to really explore what you want it to signify for you alone and then do that for yourself. I will take a picture of mine and figure out some way to post it if I can.

My two cents


I have to survive and I hope to thrive.

Alumni Dahlonega WoR May 2010
Alumni Sequoia WoR March 2012