Some of you blokes and bloke-esses (don't lie I know you exist!) may remember last year when I went to a cafe where they cut my arm open and painfully injected coloured liquid into it (I believe they are called 'Tattoos' nowadays ). Case in point, the finished article;
There was a fair bit of reasoning behind this design of mine. Firstly, the bird itself which you can easily guess as to the type of, with the flame ring providing a subtle hint to those not in the know, and what that bird actually represents in greater lore. Next, the text itself, depicted in Japanese because of my fondness of the culture itself and as a constant reminder to learn the language fluently. Lastly, the text's meaning, literally 'Bankai' or final release, tie-ing into both the Phoenix symbolism and my favourite Anime and Manga series.
One big problem with it though, is the fact that the 'Ban' part of the phrase, in itself the original symbol for peace and prosperity, could easily be mistaken for something else. I didn't really care about that to be honest, and I still don't, but it has annoyed me to no end how much pestering I get about it every time someone sees it.
So I did a little editing, and this time actually got something representative of a video game. Three guesses chaps.
Thankfully, the 'Kai' part that is still visible takes on a whole new meaning, for 'Patience and Understanding'. The former I'm still working on, the latter (as evidenced by all the whining and crying I've seen online over the past few days) I have down to a tee. Best part about the whole thing is that the 'Ban' symbol will still show through when it is healed, but it won't be immediately visible.
Anyways, enough yacking, I wanted to ask you lot for advice on what to get next year (might as well make this a yearly thing) since you all know my eccentric traits better than most. Was thinking of a fire trail going further down the arm, but don't want to make it look as if the Phoenix has constipation or anything.
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There might not be enough space on your arm, but I think you could have the explanation about the symbol made famous by the Germans there under the black bird. You could just say 'Read on' if someone asks about it.
I think a really cool idea would be to have a tattoo gentleman draw all the lines of muscles over your entire body. Especially if you have a really fit exterior, I think this would look fantastic and very original! And would surely get the attention of bloke-esses as you said.
You are not alone. I am here with you. Though we're far apart...you're always in my heart. Love u!
Nah, I like the idea of only me knowing its full meaning, it'll be a unique talking point and something I only really tell the closest (offline ) people to me.
Muscle impression Tats would certainly get some attention, though can't help thinking I'd end up looking like that Giant Gonzales wrestler from the old WWE.
( Edited 01.07.2012 16:13 by Phoenixus )
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