Christopher Cruz

“My tattoo is like marketing. It’s my brand. What makes me “me,” and makes me unique. It’s a personal thing, but at the same time, it’s for everyone else to see.”

I recently got my first tattoo as an old guy. It’s the sun and stars of the Filipino flag. It’s in my heritage, and I wanted to make a permanent mark on my body to remind myself of who I am and where I come from. My parents are from the Philippines. I was raised in America. I am American, so it’s not something that’s written on my forehead. But the tattoo is something that’s there that I can see to remind me.

I moved here about 10 years ago with my wife, and had a few children. I work in advertising, like marketing, and making websites. My tattoo is like marketing. It’s my brand. What makes me “me,” and makes me unique. It’s a personal thing, but at the same time, it’s for everyone else to see. There aren’t a lot of Filipino’s in Pittsburgh, so I’m holding down the flag.

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