ArielleRosalie

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"The story behind this… is something I rarely do talk about. In september of 1997, my grandfather commited suicide. I never really got any time to spend with him, seeing as I was 3 at the time. But the few memories I have, I cherrish. I have always been told of how proud of a native american he was, and it in turn has made me proud of who I am, on both sides of my family. While researching through native american symbols, the symbol of Kokopelli always seemed to come up. I found out that he is a fertility god, but also, the god of party, dance, and generally having fun. I found this inspirational because during that time of my life, I wasn’t having a good time with much of anything. Researching both this, and my grandfather had brought me to the idea of immortalizing him on me, with this tattoo. I plan to do more around it with other native american tattoos, but for now. This is enough. Its enough to keep the memories I have there, and to spread the word of it to anyone who asks. You will always be missed, you are loved. No matter what, someone out there will miss you, so please get help."
Paul Brown ( @twiztidninjah )

ink-porn:

Inkscape

"The story behind this… is something I rarely do talk about. In september of 1997, my grandfather commited suicide. I never really got any time to spend with him, seeing as I was 3 at the time. But the few memories I have, I cherrish. I have always been told of how proud of a native american he was, and it in turn has made me proud of who I am, on both sides of my family. While researching through native american symbols, the symbol of Kokopelli always seemed to come up. I found out that he is a fertility god, but also, the god of party, dance, and generally having fun. I found this inspirational because during that time of my life, I wasn’t having a good time with much of anything. Researching both this, and my grandfather had brought me to the idea of immortalizing him on me, with this tattoo. I plan to do more around it with other native american tattoos, but for now. This is enough. Its enough to keep the memories I have there, and to spread the word of it to anyone who asks. You will always be missed, you are loved. No matter what, someone out there will miss you, so please get help."

Paul Brown ( @twiztidninjah )

MY GRANDPA WANTED TO BE AN ARTIST

honerablerosemary:

BUT HE HAD 7 KIDS AND A WIFE TO FEED SO HE ENDED UP OWNING A GROCERY STORE AFTER SERVING IN WW2

TODAY MY DAD WAS CLEANING THE HOUSE AND FOUND SOME PENCIL DRAWINGS THAT MY GRANDPA DID AND ASKED IF I WANTED TO HAVE THEM AND I

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CAN WE JUST LOOK AT THIS

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MY BAD WEBCAM PICTURES DON’T EVEN DO THEM JUSTICE LIKE LOOK AT THESE

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MY GRANDPA NEVER BECAME A FAMOUS ARTIST

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BUT I WANT TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

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exgynocraticgrrl:

Tony Porter: A Call To Men
"Tony is the original visionary and co-founder behind A CALL TO MEN: The National Association of Men and Women Committed to Ending Violence Against Women. He is the author of "Well Meaning Men...Breaking Out of the Man Box - Ending Violence Against Women" and the visionary for the book, NFL Dads Dedicated to Daughters.

Tony's message of accountability is welcome and supported by many grassroots and established organizations. He’s currently working with numerous domestic and sexual violence programs, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, colleges and universities around the country. He has worked with the United States Military Academy at West Point and the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.

Tony is an international lecturer for the U.S. State Department having worked in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, United Kingdom and Brazil. In addition, he has been a guest presenter for the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women and has been a script consultant for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." - (x)

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