My tattoo means so much more to me than what I can express easily, or in these few short words. My mermaid, sitting on her anchor on my upper back symbolizes many things. She is my alter ego, Karmyn, some even refer to her as the “princess inside of me”. I firmly believe that she was there all along, and Rachel brought her out for me. As a lifelong reader and lover of fantasy, I believe that most things dubbed as fantasy exist somewhere in our world, and when they’re ready to be found, they will be. I look forward to many more sessions of sitting in Rachel’s chair, talking and laughing while she does me the honor of bringing out the rest of the artwork I know is under my skin.