So the reason behind why I have 5 tattoos and I plan on getting more is honestly because I read The Mortal Instruments series in 12th grade. The Shadowhunters got their powers from the runes they burned into their skin. Well, as nerdy as it may sound, my tattoos give me strength, figuratively. Anytime I’m going through anything major or anytime I’ve overcome a seemingly impossible obstacle, I get tatted to remind me of my strength. My tattoos keep me going because they remind me how strong I’ve been and prove that I can get through the impossible.