Why are you getting a tattoo? For your deceased relative? (RIP Baybay) Because it looks cool? Because you just need a Japanese symbol that may or may not represent some virtue of life you’re probably not living by?
Stop with the tattoos. I understand your Grandma died (Love you Mawmaw) and you want to remember her forever, but if she means that much to you, you won’t need tattoos to remind you of her, you’ll have the memories to remind you. You’ll have how she treated you when you visited her, or the taste of the food she cooked you, or those delicious candies that all grandmas seem to have, to remind you. If you need some quote about life or love or some Bible verse to be tattooed on you so that you won’t forget it, it obviously doesn’t mean that much to you.
If a person or idea or saying means something to you, it’ll forever be carved onto the walls of your heart. The meanings behind tattoos, just like tattoos themselves, are only skin deep. They’re superficial.
If it means that much to you, tattoo it in your heart, etch it into your soul, so that person or that idea that you’re trying to remember becomes a part of your soul, showing itself through your actions and your way of life, instead of simply through a bit of ink on your arm.
Now if you lose a bet, that’s a whole ‘nother story.