Tuesday, 5 June 2012
Tattoo, body and soul
I had a tattoo made. It took three sessions, but I think it was worth it. It is good to get a little time in the process. Now it is finally healed, so I have a chance to show it. It is situated in the upper part of my leg, not in a buttock, so don't be alarmed by the picture, it is not meant to be any way rude! It is about the same place where My Little Ponys have their rainbows and other branding iron marks.
It is a sort of fantasy flower, and first it may seem quite ordinary and conventional tattoo of flora. When one looks at it more closely, one starts to see all those little oddities. It is scattered and weird, possibly little repulsive.
In a way, it is a picture of my soul, because like that flower I too seem normal, pretty and nice, but under the surface I can be ugly and petty. Many years I had thought about getting a tattoo, but I thought it should really tell something about me and past few years have been a turmoil for me, more for my personality and the way I see the world, not so much as huge concrete shifts of space and substance. Now, finally I have found something true in myself, so I decided to ink it to my skin for all to see.
I would be really interested to hear about other peoples experiences or about their dearest tattoo. Doesn't matter if that answer comes after months, it would still be delightful to read. So please, stranger, tell me about yourself, if you feel comfortable!