Tuesday, June 7, 2011


(Of course it wouldn't be this big though, I'm thinking of something much, much smaller, somewhere where I can see it and appreciate it) Photo

I think about getting something tattooed on my skin sometimes. It would have to be something important, or meaningful, or just something that I wouldn't mind making a part of me forever.

{I like the word forever. I think that to have the name 'ever' would be just the loveliest thing. As if when people said 'forever' what they really meant 'for you'}

Maybe a feather, a leaf, a bird or some words, maybe a phrase?
Or maybe an eye, or two eyes.

Eyes fascinate me, especially how all eyes are different. I always notice a person's eyes. I wonder if it's like that for other people?
I guess most people wouldn't know that my right eye has a small brown freckle in amongst all the blue. I wish that I could look into a person's eyes without having to look away. I can do it if they don't know that I'm looking. But to look closely into someones eyes and to notice all the different coloured spots in them or the way their eyes look like chocolate in the sun or just how their eyes start as one colour on the outside and end in another on the inside. I think that would be beautiful.

I tag a lot of my posts with 'eyes,' and I'm not really sure why, but it just feels right.

What are your thoughts on tattoos? Have any?


Jokerman said...

I love the idea of an eye tattoo. I'd get a small one, if it's too big it looks distasteful. I want to get a small black X somewhere, probably on my back. Also maybe a favourite song lyric, though I don't know which one yet.

Some Girl said...

Ugh I love this tattoo. It occasionally shows up my tumblr dashboard and every time it's beautiful. I do not have any tattoos. I would love to get a few though. I like the idea of injecting images or words into your skin, like they're so deep & a part of you. I would possibly get some quotes or lyrics some where on my body, probably a long Kiekergaard passage on my ribs and the symbols of Pluto and Neptune ♇♆ on my wrists.

Jokerman said...

No idea. Something from one of my favourite songs obviously. I love the way "Und die Vögel singen nicht mehr" is sung in Rammstein's song Ohne Dich - it means "And the birds sing no more" and the song is a beautiful piece about losing a loved one. There heaps to choose from though. What about you? any ideas for song lyrics or cool phrases. I also like "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet" from Romeo and Juliet.

P.s. I am Me. said...

Somegirl: You’re right, it is a beautiful tattoo. I like the idea of something as permanent as a tattoo becoming a part of you. I think quotes and lyrics as a tattoo are a great idea – I’d definitely consider getting a tattoo like that.

Jokerman: There really is heaps of tattoos to choose from, and that’s sort of the problem really – there’s so many to choose from that I’m not sure I could ever be satisfied with the one.
I like the quote ‘everything was beautiful and nothing hurt’ but fear that it may be too overused. But lyrics-wise ‘As day follows night,’ ‘Cuts on paper hearts can be awful deep’ or the quote ‘With freedom, flowers, books and the moon, who could not be happy’ by Oscar Wilde. I’d definitely consider getting a song lyric for a tattoo. And I think that ‘And the birds sing no more’ sounds like an awesome idea for a tattoo :)