I got a tattoo of the word Shine based off the album title of Anna Nalick’s Shine EP.
The song “Shine” speaks deeply especially one line…“And I think you need to stop following misery’s lead” because for so long I was ok with being miserable and letting my mental illness win and not doing anything to change that.
I got the tattoo to remind myself that I do shine and despite all the crap I’ve been through and deep down inside is this great light that’s already there.
I had gotten to tattoo on my left wrist because that was my favorite place to self harm and I knew I would never deface the title to a song that has helped me so much. My tattoo has kept me safe from seriously hurting myself. (I did self harm other places… But… It served as a constant reminder to myself that there is this good light and I just need to let it shine though… And I am currently at 7 months and 1 week without cutting!!)