My “Legend of Zelda” obsession started when I was in 6th grade, and has not wavered since. On my 18th birthday, I got my first tattoo — the start this back piece by Ellie Maher at Tailwind Tattoo. Two years, and twenty-one hours of tattooing later, my back was covered with a tribute to my favorite video game of all time. No regrets.
Speaking of your arm, what are all of these tattoos you have? Is that the logo for the band Eyehategod?
Zak: Yeah, and I have Mandy’s preexisting medical conditions tattooed on my right forearm. I think there are around 12 of them. They’re for when we have to talk to EMTs or if we have to fill out medical paperwork. You would have them, too. They’re hard to keep track of, and I’ve got a lot on my mind.
True fucking love, you guys. This boy has his lady’s medical conditions fucking TATTOOED on his forearm so they’re always at the ready. When you love a person who is sick, like really sick, never-going-to-get-better-sick-everyday sick, these are the kinds of things you have to do because the minute it takes you to find the list of afflictions could be the difference between living and dying.
This kind of devotion is beyond beautiful. It’s just gorgeous.
From VICE’s interview which you can read here.
Photos and article by Kimberly Kane.
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