So my tattoo - or the beginning of it, anyway - looks amazing and I am so happy! :3 It’s hard to take pictures of, though…it goes all the way around my arm, basically. The girl in the hot air balloon boat is so tiny and detailed and mischievous and cool. And my whale is beyond perfect. I go back on my birthday for the rest of the shading & color. Hooray!
If you have tattoos and you catch me staring at them I promise I’m not being intentionally rude or trying to make you feel self-conscious
I just love them and if they’re big I want to investigate them and the details and I want to know what they are and if there’s a story behind them at all or if you just got it because you wanted it and I wanna know the artist who did it so I can look at other stuff they’ve done, if I can, because there are all these masterpieces walking around with masterpieces on their bodies and I think that’s amazing
So it seems I may just have to wait for another few months. I don’t know why, if it would only take 10 minutes to do, he couldn’t have just taken 10 minutes to do it, but I’m not a tattoo artist and I’m not privy to their secret code of not tattooing fat girls before pretty skinny girls. I need an appointment but she doesn’t? Freaking horse shit.
Done by Chip Beam at Artifex in Vestal, NY.
I got this tattoo because I’m in serious love with the Eiffel Tower and all the things it represents to me. It was actually built with the intention of being torn down soon after it was set up - many French did, and still do, consider it an eyesore. I feel that way a lot of the time. My story is a sad one, like so many of us. I have a lot of scars from self-injury (some visible in this picture.) But it wasn’t torn down - it’s still standing 123 years later and is the most visited paid destination on the planet. There are millions of people that find it beautiful. And that really means something to me.
Also, the four feet of the Tower act as compass. They point directly north, south, east, and west. If you stood directly in the middle underneath it, you’d always know which way you were headed, if you used it as a guide. I think you can figure out the symbolism in that. =]
I love this tattoo for so many reasons…I just hope that, one day, I’ll be able to visit the structure that inspired it. <3
Reblogging because it’s mine. :3 I know the lines look a little bit crooked, but that’s because of their placement on my leg. Sometimes when I flex my calf muscles, I can make it look like the clouds are moving. Also, the picture was taken with my phone camera about an hour after it was done…
I know some people have left notes on this submission that I have a cheesy sob story, or that the lines look horrendous, or something like “omg you got it tattooed on you and you’ve never even been there? *facepalm*”
But I don’t care. My tattoo is about me, and I think it’s beautiful. It really only matters what I think. I let it upset me at first, that people couldn’t appreciate it for what it is - a tattoo that’s a representation of myself. But then I remembered that they don’t have it on their bodies, they have no say in it whatsoever. :P
I got the words “je t’aime” underneath because it means “I love you” and I remember, every time I see it, that I am loved.
And I feel it now more than ever. <3
My HOUSE portrait (hugh laurie) done by Matt Allsman at Eternal Tattoo (www.eternaltattoo.tumblr.com) I got this tattoo because I am obviously a huge House fan, but also because i hadn’t seen anyone get a portrait of him done. The pictures never really look as good as it does in person.
Holy Hugh I’m in love. This is so good. I really want a House tattoo, too. But I want the quote “Nothing is ever over.” Because it’s so so true.
Simply put, this past year was one of the best and worst years of my life thus far. I put an extraordinary amount of pressure on myself to succeed in school and life which led to me disregarding necessities such as sleep and food.
Then, on March 22 (3/22/11) my best friend’s dad violently killed himself in their backyard. She is one of the most innocent, joyful, forgiving people I know and it was absolutely heart breaking to see her in so much pain.
These two things combined contributed to debilitating anxiety and depression, however in the wake of such horror I experienced the most profound compassion and unbridled love from those around me.
One night, we snuck into my friend’s room (while she was gone) and hung hundreds of paper cranes from her ceiling and left a video message on her computer to discover later. We ended it with “The sun is always rising somewhere!”
This phrase became a mantra for us in times of especially poignant pain and now that I’ve learned to manage my depression it isa constantly reminder of the fact that life will be more horrible than you could ever imagine, but people will be more amazing than you could have ever dreamed.
Done on December 16th, 2011 at Infinity Tattoo in Portland, Oregon.
This is an addition i had done over the summer to my sleeve.
I want to get a Paris-related tattoo but have no idea what I’d get.
I’d like to get the Eiffel Tower, but I don’t know how I’d like it to look or where I’d put it. Possibly something small on my wrist, but I just don’t know.
do it. do it do it. they’re so beautiful.
It’s so odd to see him without his tattoos. He’s such a lovely person, in every way. I just don’t understand people that are against this type of art.
i have been listening to Anberlin for 9 years and they are still one of the most important parts I remember when growing up.
this is freaking awesome and I am jealous. And also whenever I read those words together, I automatically hear “One last glance from a taxi cab…”