Mine and my husband’s tattoos to commemorate our wedding day and the commitment we made. It’s from Ponyo, one of our favorite movies with the wedding date underneath. His is on the left, on his thigh. Mine is on the right, on my shoulder. We picked this image because the story of innocent, pure love in the movie is the kind of love we want to have in our life with one another. We got these done at Hot Stuff Tattoo in Asheville, NC.
This is my portrait of the father of horror, Edgar Allan Poe, my hero (portrait was done by David Tran, Moss Norway). I love Mr. Poe’s work, especially “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Black Cat”. Lets be honest, Edgar was not a very handsome man, but he was a brilliant man, so I did not get his portrait printed on my skin forever ‘cos of his looks. I got his portrait done ‘cos, not only do I love his work, I admire him ‘cos he managed to live a life which was full of pain. I used to feel sorry for myself for every little detail, but now, I know that no matter how bad things gets, I’ll always survive ‘cos people has been through a lot worse than I.
I love to see the Bard recognized (yes, he wrote like half our modern language) so kudos and everything but it’s “waiting with bated breath” where “bated” is short for “abated” meaning held low.
What exactly might “baited breath” refer to? A lure for fish, maybe?
“What should I say to you? Should I not say ‘Hath a dog money? is it possible A cur can lend three thousand ducats?’ Or Shall I bend low and in a bondman’s key, With bated breath and whispering humbleness, Say this; ‘Fair sir, you spit on me on Wednesday last; You spurn’d me such a day; another time You call’d me dog; and for these courtesies I’ll lend you thus much moneys’?”
- The Merchant Of Venice, 1596
“Sally, having swallowed cheese Directs down holes the scented breeze Enticing thus with baited breath Nice mice to an untimely death.”
The start of my half sleeve that, when completed, will feature all of the cartoon characters I’ve watched over and over again. I’m getting mostly characters that represent the ideas of imagination and adventure to remind myself to always stay creative even as I get older and get caught up in working, etc. I also plan on majoring in character animation in school. :)