Tyler Jumping at a park

Live like Tyler – Remembering him forever

A while ago on I was going through Twitter and looking at posts. I know we have been using #TeamTyler to remember him and I think that is awesome, but I also found another hash tag a lot of students at Godwin have been using a lot as well – #LiveLikeTyler. I think it is pretty awesome that Tyler inspired such a positive movement over at Godwin, it makes me very proud to say I am his father, and I hope that people everywhere continue to live like Tyler whenever they can. I know I have been inspired to.

Live Like Tyler tattoo idea
Live Like Tyler tattoo idea

Ever since I found that hash tag the message really stuck with me. Also, Michelle has an awesome picture of Tyler jumping in the air. Every time I looked at that picture the words “Live Like Tyler”s come to mind. I decided that both of those things are something I want to remember forever. I decided to do something I never thought I would do. I contacted a local tattoo artist named Matt Brotka. We worked together on my idea. I sent him an initial drawing of my thoughts. We talked though it and what he came up with is truly amazing. From now on I will always be able to look at my arm and remember to “Live Like Tyler”. I am so thrilled with my tatoo and that I can share it with everyone.

Let me know what you all think in the comments!

Live Like Tyler Tattoo
Live Like Tyler Tattoo


P.S. For the family we met at Vinny’s tonight. Thank you. You also sure know how to Live Like Tyler!

11 thoughts on “Live like Tyler – Remembering him forever

  1. Reply
    Lynn Fuss - December 13, 2015

    I love it, Trey! What a beautiful way to remember him, a real tribute. You will have him with you wherever you go.

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    thomas scott - December 14, 2015

    Pretty awesome, Trey. We should catch up again sometime so I can see it in real life.

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    heather - December 14, 2015

    It’s awesome!!!

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    Mary K. - December 14, 2015

    Great idea Trey. What a blessing.

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    Juanita Flener Hamlin - December 14, 2015

    Yes sir, it is beautiful and actually this is going to explode, the thought, perhaps bigger than the small circle of one high school.

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    Cindy Buckels - December 14, 2015

    It’s amazing Trey! I can see it as a t-
    shirt design. A good reminder to all. If this ever can happen I would like one. Or maybe even just a print.

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    Annette Hollingsworth - December 14, 2015

    Love it! I think you should design a t-shirt and sell it for the foundation. I sure would buy one!

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    Jennifer Gwyn - December 14, 2015

    I love it! #liveliketyler will definitely be part of our daily mantra at the Gwyn House, too! Love you guys.

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    Keith Wagner - December 14, 2015

    Love it Trey can’t think of a better use for that arm, beside still got one free to throw back some ale!

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    Caroline Estrada - December 14, 2015

    Turned out awesome. I love it Trey.

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    Michele Saxman - December 14, 2015

    Absolutely awesome!

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