As some of you might remember, we featured Rie’s parents and their tattoos a couple of months ago.In fact, it was Rie who helped us track them down–in Canada. Here is the story of Rie’s tattoo:
“I can actually thank my parents for telling me about Love Letter To the World. They live in Canada (I moved to Denmark when I was 18). When they showed me their tattoos, I had also already decided to get mine. So we hadn’t planned it to become a family sort of a tattoo, it just kind of happened. I loved the poem, even though I’m not really into this sort of literature. But it affected me and I couldn’t stop thinking about it or about LLTW. Being a part of such a world-wide ‘art gallery’ is super exciting.
‘to remind us’—reminding me where I’m from and where I’m going. Moving to a new country, learning a new language, and being quite alone in the beginning wasn’t easy, so it’s kind of a reminder to just keep on going. Just keep fighting. But never forget where I come from. Now I have a great group of friends, getting my BA in childcare, working full-time doing what I love.”
We are hoping to meet Rie face-to-face on the playa in less than a month. That would make her Love Letter story come almost a full circle. We like circles.