So I got a tattoo. The immediate response from friends was to question its authenticity. It was crafted so well by Travis Eason that I suppose it looks more like a painting than ink on my skin. This particular tattoo has been on my mind for the last few years, I wanted a representation of me, my passions and the goals for my life all wrapped up and tied together in a neat, inked, statement.
This Aspen leaf is the perfect depiction of my love for all things Colorado and outdoor splendor; along with a symbolic statement for community. An Aspen grove has roots that run deep and are sprouted from the same seedling, they continue to birth new life as old trees burn away in fires. Though each aspen has unique scars, they all feed from the same source, just as each of us in the global community.