Soldier's tattoo documents the trauma of losing his legs in Afghanistan
The explosion was part of a complex ambush, and the platoon quickly came under fire. Both of Bailey’s legs were amputated because of the trauma he sustained.
Bailey went through a dark period after his amputations, almost committing suicide before a well-timed phone call saved his life.
See Bailey tell his full story — complete with cool tattoos that put a twist on his experiences — in the video above.
Bailey’s story is part of a series presented by We Are The Mighty. War Ink: 11 for 11 features 11 combat veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan using tattoos to tell their stories on and off the battlefield. Each week for the next 11 weeks, a different tattooed veteran will share his or her story.
Do you have a tattoo that tells the story of your war experiences? Post a photo of it at We Are The Mighty’s Facebook page with the hashtag #WeAreTheMightyInk. WATM will be teeing up the coolest and most intense ones through Veteran’s Day.
Video Credit: Rebecca Murga and Karen Kraft