This is my first tattoo.
For a long time, my family, and a boyfriend all had a mold of me in their minds. They all believed I needed to be a small town christian girl who never spoke unless spoken to, and did everything they told me to do. The thought sickened me. I’ve always been a reckless, free spirited individual. They didn’t seem to understand that and continue to press their ideals and beliefs onto me.
It wasn’t until a cold rainy morning when this quote from Jane Eyre stuck out to me. For those who have not read it, Jane was leaving Mr. Rochester and she strongly told him “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will, which I now exert to leave you”
This spoke to me so finally after 3 months of careful consideration, I got it. Charlotte’s words have reminded me no one can ever hold me down and change me. I am always going to be myself, and that no one can decide who I am, besides me.
Done in a friends living room in Austin, Texas!
FYT: Excellent quote! One of my favorites. (And if you’ve read the FAQ, you’ll know that the first part of that quote is the link to my personal, haha.) I like that you kept the grammar correct, and the font choice is nice—curly/fancy while not an obvious, overused script. Welcome to the Hall of Fame!
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