This is in reply to Topic #207 in WordPress’ The Daily Post.
I always said that I wouldn’t get a tattoo. A variety of reasons, but I can’t imagine not getting bored with whatever I chose. However, if something meant enough to me that I would wish to make that sort of commitment to have it inked on to my skin, I might get one. I’m thinking a lyric, or perhaps a literary tattoo. Words. It would mostly definitely be Josh Ritter’s lyrics but I would have a very difficult time trying to decide which.
Every heart is a package tangled up in knots someone else tied. – Kathleen
Just pin your heartbeat up against my heartbeat, and you’ll see how well we rhyme – Bright Smile
So throw away those lamentations, we both know them all too well, if there’s a book of jubilations we’ll have to write it for ourselves – Lantern
Actually I don’t know if they would be tattoo choices but I love them! I kind of want the whole of ‘Lantern’ etched into my skin when I think about it 🙂 I know that there is a wave of actual tattoos OF lanterns and ‘Hold it high for me’s’ thanks to Josh.
Also, on researching this: the world of Harry Potter tattoos has been opened up to me. Yes it may sound like a bad idea… but the originality is admirable and there is something wonderful about the more subltle ones. I’m not talking needling Daniel Radcliffe’s face onto your belly or anything.
I think I may have opened a can of worms here. I wonder if my family and friends would disown me if I got a subtle HP Tattoo? Hmm. Here’s a nice little collection.
So…what is YOUR take on this issue? Do you or would you ever get a tattoo? On the fence here!