“I left Mexico because I had nothing, I was 19 when a friend came over to visit and showed me what life could be. I had a girlfriend at the time and was about to get married, I left and took a risk to make sure we could have the best possible life. Once I came over here, I would go back to Mexico once a year to go see her. In that time, we would only pay the coyotes $300 to go back there. In 1988, I got residency because of Ronald Reagan. He helped a lot of us who worked in the field. All this was happening as my wife was pregnant. Finally, when my son was born, I brought them over and got to give both of them residency.” #bayalarmmedical
What does an American artist bring a little girl who only speaks Dutch? Hand painted tattoos, of course! Communication barrier aside, we totally hit it off. 🎨
I believe Eric’s exact words were “You know your painted tattoos were a success when Evi forgot about eating her ice cream!” I think we had some great bonding time, Evi and I.