This tattoos belongs to Brittany Rene.
It is from the bible. I did not chose it because of its religious connotations. The specific verse is from Proverbs 31:25.
“She is clothed in strength and dignity,
And she laughs without fear of the future”
I chose this particular verse because no words better describe the heaven and hell I have experienced while living on this earth. My journey has actually made me stray away from the teachings of the church and find my own beliefs.
My greatest challenge in life came to me 8 years ago and I continue to struggle with everyday. It has made me who I am by destroying who I thought I was. This piece is a reminder to me that when my challenges seems unbearable, and my road seems dark, I must laugh because whatever comes my way, I have faced worse and survived. My struggles have given me strength that I never thought I was capable of and my history has given me eyes to see the world in a way I never thought I could. Despite the many tears that I have shed, I am thankful for where I am today and where I may go in the future.
There are numerous translations of this verse, all basically summing up the picture of a woman who has struggled and succeeded and thereby given herself the strength to face what ever the future brings her. She has no option but to succeed.
I know not failure. For in my life, to fail is to die.