Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Long time no speak :)


How are we all? Good? I'm glad.
Now, we know all the best blog posts start with excuses, right? Sorry it's been a while, once again I've found myself busy busy busy, and when I'm not busy I'm too tired to even think straight, let alone compose some kind of coherent blog post.

Possibly I'm also just lazy, ANYWAY. I turned 18 just under a month ago, which means I'm legally allowed to get a tattoo. Which is something I've wanted to do for SO LONG. My only problem now is deciding what to get :/ for any of you who might be interested though, here are some of the front-runners...

The tattoo: Well that's basically it. A lyric from Florence + The Machine - Raise It Up in vaguely typerwriter-y font. I'm toying with the idea of having "the" at the front as well.
The location: Probably the inside of my wrist.
The meaning: Twofold. Number one, I freaking love Florence + The Machine. Number two, the full sentence of the lyric is "I must become the lion-hearted girl," which is sort of true. It's kind of a reminder in life to stay brave even when things get tough.
Pros: It's small and easily hide-able. And super cool.
Cons: On the wrist is supposed to be really painful. Song lyrics might date. Typewriter font is a bit of a hipster retard thing.

The tattoo: "Le monde est a nous." A quote from La Haine, probably in the exact same font. 
The location: Again, probably wrist. 
The meaning: Translates literally to "the world is ours." For me it kind of speaks of the idea that the world is ours to grab, ours to hold, ours to live in, and not ours to just exist in. Also it's in French and I love French. And France.
Pros: Again, easily hide-able. 
Cons: Will probably have a million people asking what it means. Another language is maybe a bit pretentious.  Sounds a bit environmentalist eco-friendly hippy-dippy which is definitely not my style.

The tattoo: A daisy. With yellow in the middle but basically like this one.
The location: Wrist? Foot?
The meaning: It's a pretty flower. Okay no, I've always been a daisy person and that's the only way I can describe it.
Pros: ...small and easily hide-able?
Cons: Foot tattoos and colour tattoos hurt like a bitch. And pictures might date faster because of the way they're drawn.

And I'm maybe considering getting something vaguely Beauty and the Beast related but that sounds so tacky when I say it out loud so I'll leave it at that!

Basically, for any of you who've read this far...which one would you pick if you were me? And indeed, would you ever consider getting a tattoo yourself? Or do you already have one? Talk tattoos to me people! 


Jen said...

I love the first idea!! But not in hipster font.
Agh I've always wanted to get a tattoo too!!!! I'm so jealous!!!

Eleanor Roscuro said...

I like the lion hearted girl, but then I'm also a Florence fan. :) It sounds a bit random on it's own though. Maybe the full sentence? Although that would take up a lot of wrist space...

Eleanor Roscuro

Kathryn said...

Hi there,
I came across your blog whilst googling 'La Haine tattoos' and so I thought that I just had to comment :)
I also love the idea of 'Le Monde est a nous', and I was thinking of either getting 'jusqu'ici tout va bien' or 'l'important, c'est pas la chute, c'est l'atterrissage' somewhere on my back so it is really easily covered up, but I'm not sure where yet.
About the whole being in french and sounding pretentious thing, I think it's the same with chinese and japanese symbol tattoos, it's fine to have a tattoo in another language as long as, most importantly you know what it means, but also if it has some significance/back story, which this one obviously would have as it is a film quote.
I've just finished my A levels too and am going to study languages at uni so a tattoo in french would have that other significance for me too haha :)
My self penned rule with tattoos is that I don't want to get one until I have known what I want and where I want it for a year beforehand, just to make sure, but I've wanted a La Haine related one for about 3/4 months now and I am getting very tempted!
Sorry for the super long comment but I just had to spill this all out to someone!
:) x x

Elly R said...

'Hipster retard thing'?! Okay i agree with that but a) in the future, te definition of hipster will change right? so then it wont be CURRENT hipster and it'll be ok? but b) I still say go for Times or something simple so the quote speaks for itself.
and I love Le monde est a vous, I dont think its pretentious and isnt it better to be asked about your tattoo than to have something silly that people just look at and go 'pffft another teenage tattoo'.

Sorry for the extreme ramble but i find ive lots to say after our two week away :D

Emma :) said...

Kathryn (no idea if you'll get this but hey ho): I have a similar thing with French...well I spend a lot of time there and I love the language. I flirted with "jusqui'ici tout va bien "but it seemed so...non-optimistic, which fits in with my personality but I get the feeling everyone would be calling me miserable so I decided against it. La meme avec "C'est pas la chute, c'est l'atterrissage"...comme vous je pense aussi que je vais attendre quelque mois, et si j'aime l'idee encore...I'll be heading down the tattoo shop.
Apologies for the random delving into French. I wanted to exercise my French muscles. It doesn't happen that often any more :(