This is Morgan’s tattoo:
The idea for this tattoo came from a quote out of Chuck Palahniukâ€™sÂ book, Fight Club. The quote says, â€œItâ€™s only after weâ€™ve lostÂ everything that we are free to do anything.â€
I was faced with theÂ decision of whether or not to use youâ€™ve/you or weâ€™ve/we. I came to theÂ conclusion that I wanted this tattoo to represent not only myself butÂ also my view on society. It didnâ€™t feel right to use the word â€œyouâ€Â because I felt as though it would then become about the person readingÂ it and not about what I have overcome. I also felt that by saying â€œweâ€Â it would stay faithful to my cynicism towards society and how IÂ believeÂ that people do not truly understand what it means to be free insideÂ their own minds, which is what the book is about in the first place.
This tattoo represents having strength and independence and losing allÂ fear no matter what situations we are dealt in life. Most importantlyÂ itâ€™s about learning to face your pain full on with your head held highÂ instead of denying that it affects you in the first place.