For Angel Rose, the South Side is a location in which she can do what she loves and expand her career. For her daughter, it helped become a catalyst for a daily reminder to be calm and do good to others.

As a high school graduation present, Angel gifted her daughter a tattoo appointment at Jester’s Court, a South Side staple for body art. This appointment was her second tattoo from Jester’s, and held significant emotional weight for both of them. Inspired by the lyrics of Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds”, the tattoo is a constant reminder that “every little thing is gonna be alright”. 

Marley’s infectious melodies and themes have had a significant impact on both of their lives. According to Angel, “I knew how important it was to me for her to understand the message, and take each day and each challenge as it comes.” Jojo Veltri, senior graphic designer at Zoltun, also created a beautiful image of Marley for Angel’s daughter for a previous birthday.

Her daughter is preparing to enter her first semester at the University of Kentucky, where she will study to become a nurse anesthetist. While the transition from high school to college is already a stressful time for a young adult, moving to another state could add to those potential student-related anxieties. 

In regards to these sudden changes in life, and challenges she will face along the way, Angel said, “It was important for me to send her off with a message of hope and motivation.” Her daughter’s original tattoo from Jester’s echoes an equally powerful message: “Do good and good will come.”

By Nicholas Poprocky and Angel Rose