new tattoo?! I THINK SO!!!!!!

January 26, 2010 at 1:01 am (Life) (, )

I think I’ve found my next tattoo?

I see NO reason NOT to get this

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New Tattoo?

July 9, 2009 at 7:49 pm (Art, Life) (, , )

I Photoshopped the next tattoo I want onto a pic of my arm (where I have my current tattoo). Maybe I’d put it on the other arm in the same place? Maybe on my shoulder blade? Anyway, here it is:

(text reads: No roses grow on a Trooper’s grave)
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(Got the tattoo from this tee shirt.)

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“Two faces!” –Bob

December 3, 2008 at 10:29 pm (Art, Life) (, , , )

At the end of this coming February, it will be 3 years since I got my one and only tattoo. A friend of mine and I went to get it done and my artist cut me a little bit of a deal. Not as much of one as I had assumed since he and the friend I took with me were sleeping together. Maybe he felt threatened since I had dated her, too. Dunno.

Anyway, those of you familiar with “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” will be familiar with my tattoo as well because it’s one of the animation designs from the song “Origin of Love.” It’s also the tattoo Hedwig has on her thigh after the song.

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In short description, for those who don’t know the song, “Origin of Love” tells the story of when humans were first on the earth. Humans were made up of two people, joined back-to-back. We had two heads, four arms, four legs. As people then, there those who were two men, those who were two women, and those who were woman and man. The gods got angered at our arrogance and Zeus cut everyone in half with his lightening bolts. The idea is that in finding love, we are looking for the other half of us, our completion. Once we’ve found that person, we become one being again. I think it’s a beautiful concept. This is my favorite part:

“Last time I saw you, we had just split in two.
You were looking at me. I was looking at you.
You had a way so familiar, but I could not recognize,
Cause you had blood on your face; I had blood in my eyes.
But I could swear by your expression that the pain down in your soul
Was the same as the one down in mine.
That’s the pain, cuts a straight line down through the heart;
We called it love.”

I almost want to tear up just typing it again.

Anyway, at the end of the movie, Hedwig has another tattoo, one that shows the two faces stitched together to be one face. I’m going to get that tattoo on my other shoulder the day before my wedding…if that ever happens.

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