Tattoos serve as outlet for displaying creativity, personality: Senior Jimmy Farley

Tattoos serve as outlet for displaying creativity, personality: Senior Jimmy Farley

Senior Jimmy Farley got his first tattoo on his 18th birthday earlier this March. His scripture tattoo on his bicep reads: “There are always flowers for those who want tosee them.”

Farley had thought about getting a tattoo for a couple years prior, and he used that time to decide what he wanted to getwhen he turned 18. “I just always really wanted a tattoo ever since I was a sophomore in high school, and my mom never let me get it before I turned 18,” he said.

He remained on the search for a while before committing to a design. “I always really liked scripture tattoos, and I just wanted to find a quote that was going to fit me for the rest of my life,” he said. “I finally came across this one, and I knew I wantedsomething about positivity and it just really fit, and I knew, ‘That’s the one.’”

Farley hopes that his tattoo will bring positive meaning to him for years to come. “Positivity is always there—you just have to go get it,” he said. “You have to change howyou’re thinking if you want good thingsto come to you. It just reminds me to notbe negative or to doubt myself, because there’s a silver lining to everything.”

For anyone who is thinking about getting a tattoo, Farley recommends starting small, as you can always add to tattoos later down the road. He also advises against rushing into the process to make sure that the tattoo is not regretted in the future. “I’d say that if you really want a tattoo, you re- ally have to be sure that you really want it for the rest of your life,” Farley said. “You really have to think about that for sometime. Also be sure that it doesn’t just fit for one period of your life and that it always has meaning to you, no matter your current situation.”