This is Dominick’s tattoo.
Simply the word “integrity.” I wanted it to be phonetically spelled because of my extreme passion for words.
In college when I learned or came along new words, it excited me to look them up. The word “integrity” comes from my interpretation in a line from “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, my favorite author. Nick Carraway is making an assessment of himself as a man in chapter 3. He thinks:
“Everyone suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known.”
That quote in the book stands out for me every time i read it. Fitzgerald once said, “You can stroke people with words.” I believe it.