To most people, an Est. tattoo is nothing more than the abbreviation of the word ‘established.’ To others, this acronym means a lot more.
Some people associate their birth year with this particular abbreviation, but this is not always the case.
Tattooing a birth year on the skin is a way to show the world that you were born, but adding the ‘Est.’ to that year gives it a distinguishable meaning. The year of birth is no longer something that just happened and was simply recorded. The wearer chose to recognize this year as the year he was established. This man reclaimed something that some might see as chance, and he is now taking control of it.
The man who wears this tattoo is not here to live by chance but rather takes on life without remorse or fear. This type of man is going to forge his own life.
The tattoo could also be used by a person who wants to recognize a specific year or time. This year or time could be the moment that he feels marked the beginning of a new life. This man might have a story to tell, and it might start with that Est. year that he chose to tattoo on his skin. The tattoo can surely be a conversation starter.