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Huh


So for the first time in my life, I now actually know what (and where) I would choose for a tattoo, should the appropriate circumstances arise. I never seriously considered it before, because even when asked, I couldn't come up with something that was me, and not pretentious, snatched from another culture just because it looked nifty without me knowing or caring much about the source, or too potentially transitory an emotional symbol to want to permanently mark myself with. And then suddenly *poof* and there's a strong brimstone-like smell of "duh..." in the air.

So, huh.

Nope, not telling. :-P


mc_nasteh

2005-04-07 05:44 am (UTC) (Link)

ooooh interested...since I am a tattoo'd girl, with a few in progress....

what and where? (if you'd like to share...)

mpoetess

2005-04-07 05:45 am (UTC) (Link)

*points up at "Not telling! :-P" *

;-P

mc_nasteh

2005-04-07 05:48 am (UTC) (Link)

okay time for bed. Brain isn't functioning on it's normal "I'm a dork" level...

I've dimmed to about 30 watts now.

mpoetess

2005-04-07 05:51 am (UTC) (Link)

Hee! I'm right there with ya. *goes to bed with you*

Er.

*goes to bed also*

entrenous88

2005-04-07 11:58 am (UTC) (Link)

Tattoo-idea tease. =P

mpoetess

2005-04-07 01:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

*is ev0l*

ponders_life

2005-04-07 12:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

That's pretty much exactly what I would have said a year ago... before I got my tattoo.

But then I realized the yin-yang symbol (as seen in my icon), which means balance/harmony/equilibrium, is perfect for me -- it's a constant reminder to strive to maintain balance in my life. Yes, it's a Chinese symbol, but its meaning is universal, so it's not necessary to be Chinese to use it. It resonates deeply with me, so I knew it was the right thing. It's blue and yellow because hey, it's my favorite color combination, but blue and yellow are the colors of the Swedish flag, and I'm part Swedish. I had it put just above my ankle bone because I figure it's the one part of my body that isn't likely to sag as I age :) and on my right side because I'm right-handed, and it was suggested that I put it on my dominant side.

If you do decide to go ahead and get the tattoo, I hope you'll tell us about it. :).

mpoetess

2005-04-07 01:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

I don't actually have any issues with borrowing from other cultures at all -- the 'pretentious' was meant to be unattached to that, though I'm afraid it didn't come across that way. Like pretentious symbol for me = getting a quill to represent writing, when I don't feel like I write enough to have emotionally earned that. Borrowed cultural symbol without an attraction to its history was a separate issue -- I'm just talking about me not having any real interest in the background of most symbols I've at times been attracted to besides "Ooh pretty." The only thing that ever even vaguely resonated with me culturally was celtic knotwork, and that was too non-specific an attraction to pick one personalized image to go with.

Give us a Clue

trepkos

2005-04-07 12:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

Is it Jossverse-related?

Re: Give us a Clue

mpoetess

2005-04-07 01:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

It actually is not; it's non-fannish in origin.

flaming_muse

2005-04-07 01:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

It's totally one of the stills from the Puppet Spanking, isn't it? Tattooed in full-color glory on your back, right?

mpoetess

2005-04-07 01:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

GET OUT OF MY HEAD H0R!

flaming_muse

2005-04-07 02:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

Er, sorry!

*oozes out of your ear and goes on her way*

thebratqueen

2005-04-07 02:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

Puppet Angel says pictures of his ass are not allowed unless you pay him royalties.

mpoetess

2005-04-07 02:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Would agreeing not to kidnap Prince Wesley count as paying him royalties?

thebratqueen

2005-04-07 02:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

That depends on if it affects Spike's ability to join in on threesomes.

mpoetess

2005-04-07 02:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

I don't see why it would; it would be an agreement not to kidnap Wes, with no mention of not molesting him.

Waaaaah!

sarabi

2005-04-07 02:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

You're mean!

We've known each other for how long? And I've dealt with the "I want a tattoo; no I don't want a tattoo; yes I do, no I don't" issue for how much of that time.

AND YOU WON'T SHARE!

You don't love me anymore!

Waaah, waaaah, waaah!!1!!

*Note: This approach has never worked before. Why do I think it'll work now?

Re: Waaaaah!

mpoetess

2005-04-07 03:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

*Note: This approach has never worked before. Why do I think it'll work now?

Your Mommy damaged your skull a bit too much the last time you tried it on her? *g*

Re: Waaaaah!

sarabi

2005-04-07 03:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

And that would have been somewhere around age 2.

Hmm... that explains a lot the me today. :-)

journalkitten

2005-04-07 03:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

NOT FAIR! TellTellTellTellTellTellTellTellTellTellTellTellTellTellTellTellTellTellTellTellTellTellTellTellTellTellTellTellTellTellTellTellTellTellTellTellTellTell


please?

mpoetess

2005-04-07 03:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

La la la la la la la!

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mpoetess

2005-04-07 03:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

The same thing we do every night, Spike. Snark, watch porn, and pretend we're not going to fuck before the evening's through. Take over the world!

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mpoetess

2005-04-07 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

You're welcome to share!

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mpoetess

2005-04-07 04:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yup, it's by me. :)