Explaining the Tattoo

In the sprawling tapestry of my ancestry, there’s a thread that links me to 12th-century Norman England. I wear that lineage with pride, a legacy both humbling and empowering. And to immortalise that, I chose to brandish my heritage right on my hands – the bearers of action, of connection, of humanity. Etched in the cryptic beauty of Anglo-Saxon runes, I wear two words that represent my personal ethos: Care More. Gýme, Māra. So, when I lend a hand, be it in companionship or assistance, my philosophy speaks louder than words.

Learn more about my ancestry here.

We’ve all heard it a thousand times, “Actions speak louder than words.” But when you’ve got “Care More” tattooed across your knuckles, that’s a pretty deafening statement too. I’m a big believer in putting your money where your mouth is, or in this case, your ink where your heart is. My knuckle-declarations aren’t just some fancy ancient lingo; they’re a commandment, a commitment, and a constant reminder to myself to keep the spirit of altruism alive and kicking.

It’s my call to always show compassion to others and to myself.

My ties with StratLab Marketing aren’t just professional; they’re personal. Years of cracking codes and creating virtual landscapes as the lead web developer and partner at the company have taught me one thing above all else – our mission isn’t just to outdo the competition, it’s to outcare them. When the unofficial company slogan aligns with your personal mantra, you know you’re in the right place. And what better way to showcase my dedication to our collective ethos than wearing it, literally, on my sleeves (or rather, my hands)?

Turning 25 is a bit of a funny business. You find yourself on the cusp of something – not quite a fledgling, not yet an elder. It’s a crossroad of sorts, a juncture that makes you pause and ponder. For me, it was the perfect time to cement my life’s philosophy into my skin, a living, breathing, and hopefully aging well, embodiment of my values. My tattoo is more than a marker of time; it’s a milestone in my journey, a tribute to my past and a commitment to my future.

At the end of the day, my tattoo is more than just a bunch of runes. It’s a personal symbol, a timeless manifesto, a piece of history, and a bit of a conversation starter, all rolled into one. But above all else, it’s a beacon for myself and others to strive to care more in every facet of our lives. So, here’s to hoping my hands inspire you to extend your own in kindness and understanding – and maybe get some inspiring ink of your own!