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Plane Crash Survivor Decorates Scars To Remember Family | A Tattoo To Change Your Life

Plane Crash Survivor Decorates Scars To Remember Family | A Tattoo To Change Your Life


I’m more than just my scars. I was involved in a plane crash. SIRENS BLARE I lost my mum, my dad
and my brother. I think tattoos are great, like, it’s telling a story
about that person. I’ve been tattooing
for just under four years. I don’t think people
realise the effect a tattoo can have on someone who
has struggled so much to be who they are. I was in a plane crash 27 years ago where I lost my family
and I sustained some burns. So I wanted to get a tattoo done
to sort of represent them but also to decorate
one of my scars. Oh, that’s so lovely. That’s really nice. My first holiday was
to India with my parents. It was the first time
I was on a plane. We were flying from
Mumbai to Bangalore and that’s when I was
involved in a plane crash. The only memory I have
of the day of the crash is me fighting with my brother, like, because I wanted to sit
by the window cos, like, for the first time it was seeing,
like, blue skies and green fields. And I remember, like,
he always got his way when it can be things like that
cos he was always the youngest, so it was all like, “Well, you’re
the oldest, you should understand,” and I just wanted to
sit by the window. And then that’s all
I remember from that time. Burns are probably something that
I find the most tricky to tattoo. It’s almost like a tissue damage which leaves the skin feeling really
thin, easily able to spread ink inside, as well, so it’s something
that usually we try and camouflage around or near to the burn, rather
than going straight over the top. I want you to get the best
tattoo you can get… Great. ..and I want it to age
nicely so you can show it off for all the years to come.
Thank you so much. I know she really wanted it
on her arm but I think she wants a tattoo that’s going to stand
the test of time more, so I think her compromising
on the space for the design is definitely the right thing to do. So what I’m going to do is
I’m literally just going to size this up just to make sure it’s the
right sort of size for the area, OK? Right, if I can get you to move your
leg just a little bit towards me, Tulsi, if that’s OK,
just sort of this way. Yeah, perfect, thank you. Six weeks after my accident
and I remember my gran telling me that I looked different. They removed the bandages from
my eyes and I wanted to see myself in the mirror because I want
to know what these burns look like, like, what is the big deal? And I looked in the mirror
and the person reflecting back in the mirror wasn’t me. I thought somebody drew that face
on, I’m like, “Who is that person?” It’s not until I blinked my eyes
or moved my mouth that I realised that the mirror was
also doing the same thing. And it hit me, like,
that I look different. Who is this person? In my head, even at that moment, I really felt it wasn’t going
to be like this forever. I thought there’s going
to be like this magic eraser and they’re going
to sort of disappear. Cos even at that time I didn’t
realise that this is long-term. How’s that? Oh, wow. Yeah? That looks so cool.
You like it? Yeah, I love. I want to get a tiger as
my tattoo because for me the tiger represents
like a mysterious beauty. So there’s more to it than just
what you see from the outside. Oh, God, where’s the therapist
when you need him? I’m feeling quite nervous now. Right, Tulsi, are you ready? Yeah. For me, my lowest moment would have
to be when I was in depression and I didn’t want to deal
with anything. I’d put on a lot of weight,
I wanted to hide from the world because again I… Like, all my
scars, they were holding me back. I was waiting at a bus stop
to go to the Jobcentre and there’s this car, like,
there’s a group of guys in there and they wound the window down and they said, “You should
have effing died,” and I was like, “Whoa.” That’s disgusting. So I thought… Well, I didn’t think it was about
me cos I thought maybe someone at the bus stop, but I looked around,
there was no-one there. Just as I saw the bus coming,
I was like, “Do I step in front?” Like, “What I do?” I was like, “But I don’t want to
let the Jobcentre down.” Fundamentally, I guess, it’s not
letting myself down, really. So I got on the bus and I signed
on and came home and I said, “Actually, you know what?
I’m not going to give them power.” I feel angry that I’ve missed
out on that unconditional love. You know, that I felt
I deserved and I needed. So, this is a bag that
belonged to my brother and it’s the only thing I’ve
actually kept from my past. He was an avid fan of
Thomas the Tank Engine. And I just can’t… I haven’t got
the heart to get rid of it, erm, and it’s a cute bag. We were always together. We never
kind of did anything separate. Like, if we went out,
it’d always be the four of us. I tapped into my spirituality
a little bit more because I wanted some questions
answered as to why them and not me. Right, Tulsi, I’m all finished. Oh, thank you.
So we’ll just sort of get you up and then we’ll go downstairs and
have a look. OK, great. Are you excited?
I sure am. Let’s do this. Ooh. Let me know when I can turn around. Whenever you’re ready. Oh, my God. Yes. Ah! Yes! Yes, I love it. Thank you. You’re so welcome.
Oh, my God, it’s perfect. I can feel you shaking. It’s perfect. That’s it, I’m wearing
shorts and skirts now. Shorts all day long, every day. Even if it’s arctic. Yeah, cold, just got to show your
tattoo off. That’s it, yeah. Having this tattoo means the
world to me now, I just feel like kind of closed another chapter
and sort of opening a new one and, yeah, it represents my family,
represents me really well. My life now is crazy, fun and very different. If I’m not teaching Pilates,
I am doing motivational speaking, giving out the message
it’s OK to just be you, because once you accept who you are, that’s beauty in itself.

100 comments on “Plane Crash Survivor Decorates Scars To Remember Family | A Tattoo To Change Your Life

  1. My twinsister is being slowly taken away from me by cancer, this gives me hope that I can get through it. Much respect for that lady.❤️✨

  2. The title is a big fat lie, the woman is not covering her scars, she is getting a tattoo on her leg that refers to her story, because the tattoo maker can't do it on her scar tissue.

  3. You are an amazing lady. You are beautiful. Sorry for your loss and in the same breath your strength is untouchable. Stay strong always. ❤

  4. I've been complaining about a little bruning scar on my finger and actually… It's nothing compared to this. Respect for this woman.

  5. Omg that was one of the worst airplane disasters, glad your ok but im lost for words about your family not being so lucky, all i can say is that i hope god is looking after them and yourself on this earth 😞🙏

  6. And unfortunatly society dont care about personality they only care about looks and body, i know… 😔

  7. What a beautiful soul, with the strength and heart of many. I wish her nothing but loveliness for the rest of her life.

  8. She's so unbelievably brave, beautiful and strong Unreal what she's been through just can't even imagine. Wtf is wrong with those guys that said that to her!?

  9. Such a BEAutiful woman with a BEAutiful tattoo!! 🥰☺ great video!! 💙🐝💙

  10. I think you are beautiful anyway. So who bought you up then ? Did you stay in India? Whats the rest of the story ?

  11. I'm shocked that tattoo didn't actually look that nice, the strips were to light so didn't look like a tiger and the blue eyes are just wrong

  12. i adore her and her strength is unbeatable. . i just want to hug her and tell her i love her. and its the inner beauty that counts and is evrything. we all carry this outer canister. one day we will all shed this thing and the true being will be exposed…

  13. How painful. I have a scar on my lower right side of my face and any kind of poke hurts. She’s very courageous

  14. losing your mother, father and brother all at once, in addition to all that, a part of your face burnt and you stay strong, struggle for life, hats off for this lady!

  15. Those guys who yelled at her would probably feel like total trash if they knew what had happened to her…

  16. If I lost my children I'd want to die, not going to lie – I lost my fiance and that nearly killed me. I wish I was as strong as her, I wish her peace and happiness.

  17. What a survivor and i wish she can see the beauty that i see!
    I love her hair colour too!
    I hope she's a role model for other survivors!

  18. God bless you sweetheart….I cannot even begin to imagine the reality of losing your whole family…
    God choose you to live as he has still wonderful things to help you cope…your an inspiration to us all and I hope you can move on and enjoy your life as that is,I’m sure,what your beloved family would want. X

  19. I myself narrowly survived a car crash (as a pedestrian) many years ago, so I know where you're coming from – to a degree. Still… kudos, for handling such a life altering event far better than I could have ever. .

  20. This lady fucked ul your tattoo !!! Its a lame basic tatto thats only going to last 3 yrs. Then start to fade rapidly i feel sorry forvyou

  21. So disappointed. Thought they were going to cover up her scars with bad ass tattoos. She should have looked for a good artist who could work with the scar tissue

  22. I feel guilty feeling sorry for her because she probably doesn't want that but that hurt my soul man. Really hurt me😢. God bless her

  23. What the good Lord took away he gave you back a Beauty From the Inside Out and a spirit and strength that cannot be matched by most just survive what you have gone through plus losing your family is enough to make most people lose your mind your strength in your beauty it's awesome much love in sorry for your loss

  24. Honestly this woman is so strong and amazing. She is so beautiful..
    The group of guys are disgusting and don’t appreciate a real strong woman.

  25. WHAT A WONDERFUL WOMAN….SHE'S BEEN THROUGH SO MUCH IN HER LIFE AND STILL KEEPS LIVING LIFE FOR ALL ITS GLORY…REMARKABLE

  26. You are very beautiful and strong woman I don’t know how you have survived with the loss of your family but God has you here for a reason don’t let anybody anybody make you feel bad about yourself. People do that because they feel bad about themselves and in order to feel good they try to hurt other people it’s crap don’t listen to it

  27. To me, this young woman’s inner beauty is truly bursting through her she is utterly gorgeous. She is the mysterious tiger!

  28. Keep being the beautiful person you are inside and out. The memory of your family will never fade with the love you have for them.

  29. Actually gave me goosebumps when she showed her brothers backpack, I can’t imagine what she must have gone through.
    She’s such an inspiration!

  30. it really hit me when she talked about the people at the bus stop
    they should have known that they deserved death, not her

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