“thereisreason” (done in medium condensed Helvetica Neue)
Done at Edodus Tattoo in East Windsor, CT
At the end of senior year highschool I fell in love with a girl who wasdating a friend. He was very abusive physically and mentally, and I kindof took care of her and ended up dating her, only to find she wasunmedicated bipolar… lots of crazy stuff happened and it ended with herbeing forced by her parents to put a restraining order on me and my senioryear and summer went to hell as a result.
I then went to college as a design student taking alot of fine arts courses, over four hundredmiles away from home to get away. A lot of my work has reflected my past andresulted in kind of a refusal of typical design… From that I fell inlove with a girl in my freshman year in college and have dated for three years. I came to the conclusion that eveything which hadhappened had a reason, and no matter what happened it happened for areason — it became my design motto— everything I’ve done has had a reason even though it may not havebeen apparent at the time.
Everything I’ve done since hascome of this, and it’s pushed me to change and better my life — my motto has become thereisreason —and my website is thereisreason.com.
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“My best friend and I at my wedding”
When we had it written for us, we thought it said “friendship is everlasting”, but when we asked Dita, she told us it says “friendship is good”… It still gets the meaning across, and this is one of my favorite pictures.