I designed this tattoo as a symbol of my inner strengths.
The outer image is the spade. In fortune telling, the spade card is often an indication of strength, thus the outer image of the tattoo is meant to display strength and confidence.
Inside the spade are my inner strengths. The cross represents my faith in God and the rainbow colors represent the fact that I am a gay man. Each of these things, on my inside, make me stronger. Although neither may be self evident on the outside, they do make me a stronger person.