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01 August 2006 @ 01:43 am
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Okay so I just had this idea for a tattoo. It just popped into my head. I've wanted one forever and the only reason I haven't gotten one yet is that I didn't know what I wanted. I wanted it to be original and have some meaning so I don't get sick of it because you know it is going to be there forever. It would be all in black and sort of look like it was just outlined or someone drew it and just didn't color it in. It would be on my lower back maybe up to almost the middle of my back as it would have to be fairly large. There would be a tree in the middle being the focus and then I would have apples on the tree and on the ground each with something different inside it. The idea is that the tree would represent life and the apples would all have things in them that were significant but would be represented in a way that was enigmatic. Sort of like an avant garde journal or scrapbook or something. The things in the apples that had fallen off the tree would be sad or painful as the apples had gone bad and the ones on the tree would be happier. This is probably kind of hard to follow. Like as an example one could be luck which could go on the tree and be an apple with a 17 inside it because it's my lucky number. (When I was a kid I could not escape the number 17. It used to follow me around.) The cool part about it is that if someone just looked at it they wouldn't have a clue as to what it meant. Maybe I would have a girl sitting under the tree and different animals around that would represent the people around me. And I could have things carved into the tree like those hearts with initials in them. The other good thing? It would start out small and just get larger as I add things to it and I could add things whenever I felt like it. Which would also be good in case I get the urge to get another tattoo which I'm sure I will. I can just add to this one. Thoughts?

The biggest problem here is that I can't draw. Which is a problem. I can see it clearly in my head but I'm not sure how I'd be able to get it on paper. Maybe I can try to do it with photoshop or something. Actually you know it's kind of like The Giving Tree. And that's really similar to the image I have in my head. Like someone was just idly doodling on a piece of paper.

 
 
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ora_waiora_wai on August 1st, 2006 09:51 am (UTC)
I like that idea, but be warned, people will constantly ask you if you are going to get it coloured in. I got a dragon done a few years ago (like 4, I am OLD) and I decided not to have it coloured in because (herein lies the sappy) it represented how I felt after that year and how the dragon was symoblic of me. Yeah.

I like symbolic tattoos.
pandorapandora_17 on August 1st, 2006 04:55 pm (UTC)
I'm not opposed to color. I just have weird rules regarding it. Like I have this thing where I would have to make sure whatever I'm wearing matches the colors in the tattoo when it's visible (I may have OCD.) and if I ever got another one the colors would have to look good with the first. Also I'm not sure how I feel about having color on a large amount of my body. (Especially since I'm very pale so it would really stand out.) Although I could see doing it all in one color instead of black. Or using different colors with the same idea. Have the apples in red outline the grass in green and so on.

Aww, I like that. How big is the dragon?