Most of you know that I am a huge Incubus fan~
I love tattoos and I've always wanted an Incubus-inspired one. After having such an amazing summer meeting the band and seeing them multiple times on tour, I knew it was finally time!
My girl Eden and I decided to get our first tattoos together, at Rising Dragon in NYC. Tattoo artist Wendi Koontz helped me design a tattoo inspired by the artwork of Brandon Boyd and Jose Pasillas, and here's the final result!
Couldn't have asked for a better first tattoo experience. Wendi was amazing, patient, and informative. She made me feel really comfortable throughout the entire process, and the end result was even better than I imagined.
Why this tattoo? I'd been thinking for years about what I should get done. It finally hit me on July 12th, 2011 when I popped in Incubus' newest album for the first time in my car. I was going through a time in my life where I was making lots of changes and taking big steps. The first track of the album came on, and the lyrics hit me so hard that I cried. I felt like they were written for me.
If not now, when? I don't ever want to forget that moment of clarity. We only have right now. I don't ever want to wait.
I have waited, dined on ashes, swung from chandeliers, and climbed Everest...but none of it's gotten me close to this. I've waited all my life...if not now, when will I? We've been good, even a blast, but don't you feel like something's missing here? Don't you, dear? I've waited all my life...if not now, when will I? Stand up and face the bright light, don't hide your eyes...it's time. It's time, it's time.