This picture was taken right after my tattoo was finished.
It’s a cover-up, but unfortunately i don’t have a quality photo of the original tattoo. The original tattoo was a hummingbird as well, but it was poorly done in my friend’s living room when i was 15.
I got this tattoo because it reminds me of my grandmother. We used to watch hummingbirds out the window at my cottage, and after she passed away i could never see a hummingbird without thinking of her. We both endured abusive relationships— sexually, verbally, physically, and emotionally. Unfortunately she was never able to escape hers. I left mine several years ago now, but i’m still growing and i still feel the pain from it. I got the hummingbird tattooed on me to remind me of her incredible beauty and strength, and to remind me to always have strength in my relationships.
Tattoo done by Rob Chambers at The Ink Spot in Ottawa, Ontario.