Just for you to understand how important this tatoo is to me, I'll give you a quick review of my story with Green Day.
It all started 6 years ago. I was 10 or 11 years old, and a friend of mine told me about this new awesome band he just had found, Green Day. He took his PSP and gave me his headsets. He clicked play and I started hearing this beautiful, and magical starting riff of "Wake me up when september ends". I loved it. You know, till that moment I hadn't really cared about music. Well, I heard music, but just as a hobby, and what I heard was mainly crap (I even heard some Justin Bieber, don't hate me). It was that day that I started thinking: "Wow, this is really amazing". So when I got home I started searching for more Green Day songs on Youtube. I think I heard American Idiot and Dookie (21stCB hadn't been released yet). It was that day that music started being part of my life, I couldn't live without it. And I just fell in love with Green Day; But haven't we all?
Let's jump to the 16 of May, 2009. I was 11 years old, my 12th birthday was in a couple of days. I came back from a football match with my friends, and when I got into my house, I saw my mum and sister crying. They softly told me that daddy, Sean Mullan, passed away last night in his sleep. I just stood still in that little chair, trying to realise what just had happened. It was like if someone had just trown me a cold jar of water, the truth came like a wrecking ball. My mum and dad were divorced, and 2 months had passed since I last saw him before dying. Some weeks later, we travelled from Spain to Ireland (His hometown) to scatter his ashes. It was a moment that I'll never forget. We said goodbye to daddy in a beautiful beatch in the north of Ireland. It was a really unique and touching moment when we all saw my sister getting into the water and trowhing the ashes in the water.
I never really talked about how I felt. I was like a locked door, with hundreds of things to say stucked in there, without knowing how to scape. Luckily, my mum decided to give me the help of a psychologhist, which was an amazing relief, trust me. It's something everyone should do. So, after all this, we get back to Green Day. I started listening to WMUWSE ALL the time, literally. And one day, surfing the internet, I founf the story behind it: Billie's dad died when he was very young. And once I realised it, every word of that song got so much meaning to me: It was like my story. Seeing Billie (Who with Mike and Tré was my idol) being such an amazing person, musician after suffering that, the same that happened to me, helped me going trough this. I decided to learn how to play the guitar just to play WMUWSE, and you know what? I've been playing it for 5 years now, and I formed a band with two friends of mine.
So some months ago, after seeing Green Day for the first time in my life (13th Of July 2013, Bilbao BBK Live festival) I decided to tatoo this prashe in my hand, just to never forget the strong connection I have with GD and to honour my dad, who I can tell you, was an amazing man. I'll always love him, no matter where he is.
If you have read all of my boring story, I hope you have enjoyed it. I'm sure you all have moments in which Green Day changed your life. This is just mine. Waiting to read yours guys Thank you. Always proud of being an Idiot. By the way, I would aprretiate it SOOO MUCH if you could message the photo below in instagram to Mike, Billie or tré! I want them to see it ^^ Thank you guys!
(Sorry for linking my Instagram and Twitter but I couldn't realise how to post the pictures in big )
BIG BIG THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT! It really touched me in a way I can't describe, being part of this family is amazing. Love you all!
Edited by Lipilon, 23 June 2014 - 07:19 AM.