We go about our lives gaining experience and insights, and spend an equal amount of time learning to articulate those ideas. Our tattoos complement our stories. They illustrate our hopes, fears, accomplishments, failures, strengths, shortcomings, dreams, and aspirations. A tattoo design does not need to be complex to embody all of these themes. Many of my designs are simple in concept, a mandala, flowers, or geometric patterns, but the humans and stories behind them go deep.