Black, white, gray, and hints of bright colors for fun, for… color!
Swirls & patterns & a sprinkle of stars, some as small as an * — feminine and strong
But even then it stays a bit dark, mysterious, and a little brooding
Shadows & light. Dark & bright. Both extremes, together to create an almost balanced mix of both. Almost, because the shadows are just slightly stronger than the colors and lights.
Clear, solid outlines don’t hold in the hazy, wonderfully messy strokes.
The unknown. It is confusing and self contradicting. But it’s a beautiful, peaceful, hopeful unknown somehow.
Dreams that come true, and even more that don’t. I dream some more, regardless.
Music that makes me dream. Music that lets me dream, that takes me to my own little world. Solitude, much needed solitude. — An escape. Temporary freedom, utopic, from the often disappointing, sometimes depressing world we live in.
Love. Love that hurts. Love that loves. Love in all its beauty and pain. Pain in beauty, beauty in pain. Beauty that is more than what just the eye can see. Beauty that I felt. Beauty I fell in love with.
Ideas, ideals. More than what I have, more than what I can have. More than what I am, sometimes… I try. And I HOPE — I can’t help it. I still want to believe, and believe, I do. All this, and
Peace, love, and all the good stuff hippies rallied for.
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And NO, I DON’T HAVE A TATTOO. …Yet. ;)
I don’t have a set date. But friends know that I’ve been wanting one (or more!) since who knows when.
What’s taking me so long is that I don’t have a design. All I have is a concept, a thought, an abstract feeling of what it should and could be.
I am incapable of drawing (and I’m not just being humble here), so I write my prospective “design” down instead. A kind of verbal illustration for the tattoo I want. Do different kinds of art transcend the medium that it’s placed on? Will it translate well? I hope so.
I must find an actual tattoo artist to talk to. (Hullo. Are you there?)
I want a tattoo. Sometimes, I think I need it. To remind me of all these things, good and bad.