I know that ‘fate fell short’ is a common blink-182 tattoo, but this one is kind of special I suppose. On 3/14/13, I tweeted Mark asking if he would write my tattoo. I didn’t think he would respond of course–– but then, my inbox dings–– 'Mark Hoppus replied to your tweet'… So I screamed for a few minutes. Mark asked me what I wanted written and what word placing I wanted. Among the continued fangirling and screeching, he sent me a picture of the words above, which indeed, I got tattooed on my wrist.
I guess the coolest part is that Mark took time out of his day–– his Birthday coincidentally–– to do this for a fan. I mean, it’s the best gift I have ever received, and it wasn’t my birthday–– it was his. (This is the second time I have posted this to tumblr, but the first picture was shitty quality.)
These words remind me that fate will not lay down the path you want, and sometimes you will miss a chance by only inches. But also, there are times when it won’t fall short–– those things that are meant to be.