An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backwards, so when life is dragging you back with difficulties it just means it's getting ready to launch you into something great, so stay focused and keep aiming.
"Small meaningless tattoos" huh? I can understand a relationship with each of the symbols on that woman's arms and I've just been considering something VERY similar!
"What is that? " "FUCKING ART!" A conversation that could happen over this beautiful tatttoo