This is Casey’s tattoo.
The quote, “Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark” is from John Galt’s speech in Atlas Shrugged. I wanted the tattoo to be in the style of an old railroad lantern to go with Dagny and her struggle in the novel.
When I first read Atlas Shrugged it completely changed my life like no other book I have ever read. I have studied Ayn Rand and read her biographies so I can say that I don’t fall into her cultish following that disregards individuality and unique thought while at the same time championing the individual. What the novel did teach me was to value my self above all others. I am the only thing that I can completely control in my life and every thing in my life depends on how I choose to live it. This quote, to me, means that I must always life my life to the fullest and do things that first and foremost make me happy.