it’s been six months now since I got my tony perry tattoo and not one day have I regretted it. everyone is like ‘oh what’s gonna happen when you don’t like that band anymore?’ ok. let me explain one thing. when someone inspires you to better yourself they are officially a part of your life forever. I don’t know if tony likes it, but he’s a part of my life now. I’ll get to look at this mans signature everyday (until I die) and it keeps me going. it keeps me knowing that when I have no one else, this man and that band are there for me. not literally of course but through music. it’s amazing how much just some songs can do for you, how bands bring people together and make them feel less alone. I know there are some people out there who I wouldn’t have met if it weren’t for shows and bands. so no. the day will never come where I 'don’t like that band’ because unlike normal people who come and go, they’ll always be constant for me. there’s been like months where I don’t listen to ptv at all, but I always come back to them. nothing will ever change about the way that I feel about them. as for the lyrics I had tony write out to go with the signature, I didn’t just pick a line that sounded nice. it’s real. he is the only thing that’s keeping me alive. some days it’s only videos I’ve taken of him at shows that puts a smile on my face. so I say no again. I will NEVER regret this tattoo. it’s the most meaningful thing I have on my body so far and I’m convinced that even as i cover myself in ink, nothing will ever mean as much to me as this tattoo. I’m still in shock that I even got to show it to him. or that he was so in shock & he took a picture of it. I can only hope that seeing my tattoo means ¼ of what it means to me. because just knowing that it means a lot to him is more than I could have ever hoped for.
“Keep in happiness” (from I’m low on gas and you need a jacket) written out for me by Vic Fuentes at the San Diego date of the Misadventures tour.
This is my very first tattoo!!! Pierce the Veil, I’m low on gas, and these lyrics all mean a lot to me. When I first started listening to PTV I wasn’t in the best place mentally, but throughout these past few years as I’ve gotten more into the music scene, made friends that mean the world to me, and started to grow up, I’ve changed a lot for the better.
These lyrics serve as a reminder to myself to never stop fighting for the happiness and positivity I know is reachable if I never give up hope and just keep on carrying on. It’s far too easy to get lost in all the darkness and bullshit in the world, so this tattoo is a promise to my self that there is more out there and so much beauty and happiness in the world, even at the worst of times.
PTV have changed my perspective on life through their music, and helped me get through the worst time in my life, and through their shows, friends I’ve made through the band, and the band itself I have been able to experience some of the best moments of my life these past few years. I’m forever grateful for those four guys and how much them and their music means to me. ❤️
Finally got this done after 2 years of wanting it. Throughout the years and struggles with anxiety and depression, one of the few constants in my life has been music. No matter how low and close to the edge I get, music is one of the only things that can and has pulled me back to reality. It has taught me that the scars on my body don’t matter because I’m still here. This tattoo serves as a constant reminder that if I’ve made it this far, I can keep going. Thank you to Pierce the Veil for always giving me something to hold on to.