charles bukowski tattoo

“Lighting new cigarettes,
pouring more
drinks. 
It has been a beautiful 
fight. 
Still
is.”

Charles Bukowski is easily my favorite writer of all time. This poem has stuck with me from the very beginning of it all. There were many times I felt like giving up and I would remember this poem, and suddenly, I felt like I could make it a little bit longer. This tattoo has a really big and personal meaning to me and since I never like to tap into my private life, I will leave it simple and to the point. I’ve had to face many battles my entire life, and no matter how ugly the outcome may have been, it has made me who I am today. Every day is a battle itself. This is a reminder of how far I’ve come and how much I’ve accomplished because I kept pushing through. 

(Before I get any messages stating that my tattoo is crooked, please keep in mind I had to take this picture myself, using both hands while keeping my arm up so you can see it.)

I don’t hate people, I just feel better when they aren’t around.
—  Charles Bukowski
Too often, the only escape is sleep.
—  Charles Bukowski