But isn't it beautiful?
But mom isn't your lip liner tattoo and your eyebrows too.
So the reason why I got this tattoo of my dog um is because he
means a lot to me, this guy is literally my best friend.
I mean, even though he can't talk to me, he's there for me emotionally
he's there to make me feel better.
He's there to listen.
He's more than just a pet to me.
He's my, he's part of the family.
I have this tattoo which you can't really see a lot, but it says
I love you from my mom and my dad.
So I got this tattoo written and kind of done.
Um my senior year of college and I mostly did it because I'm
really close to my parents.
Um I didn't have a good relationship with them um, all throughout
high school, but it's definitely something that has grown
We've gone through a lot and it's just something that happened
So I wanted to get something that represented um our feelings
and our relationship together um if I'm over stressed, if
I'm ever unmotivated, which happens, um I just look at it and
I'm reminded of why I'm doing it.
Um Why I'm here and really why I am who I am, my name is and I have
a tattoo on my back.
Um The tattoo basically represents uh live love.
Volleyball has been in my life for over 12 years and it has given
me so many opportunities in life such as going to a four year
I found an opportunity to play for UC Merced as our first ever
student athlete recruit.
We started a new women's program there.
And from there, you know, volleyball has always impacted
my life in such a positive way.
You know, when I had mentioned to my parents about getting
this tattoo, they agreed and they're very happy.
They thought, you know, it's a good idea, something to remind
me of what has taken me somewhere in life.
You know, my dad was actually really excited and he was going
to take me um to go get it and he stayed throughout the whole
session and ended up paying for it.
So it's just a little, you know, little memory for myself um
that I can keep with me for the rest of my life that shows me where
I started and where I came from.