About a week before I moved to Vietnam the first time, I got a tattoo done to remind the incredible experience I had in Africa.
It says "I am free like a dream" in Swahili.
This time, I got two tattoos- two and a half weeks before I leave for Vietnam.
One is for personal strength:
And the other, to remind me of an incredible bond I've made with a very good friend here in CA:
(Note the ridiculously awesome Motley Crue font and unnecessary umlauts)