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Yah, you read right.
My Mom called me tonight and asked me to design her new tattoo. She goes on to say that she has always loved the song, “I believe I can fly” and she always dreams about flying. I confirmed with her that she was indeed referring to the theme song to Space Jam. She said yes.
She wants the words, “I believe I can fly” and then angel wings around it. Her words, “Everyone gets butterflies nowadays. I don’t want what everyone else has, I want wings.” I didn’t have the heart to tell her that wings might be more common than butterflies nowadays…
But i did have the heart to tell her that R. Kelly likes to sing about peeing on underage girls…which did get her thinking twice about using some of his lyrics.
With all that said, I told her I would come up with a better lyric or saying to surround her wings. She would like something fairly short (shorter than ‘I believe I can fly’) and actually using the word “fly”, and obviously something “inspirational”.
I’m drawing a serious blank. All I can think of is “Forever Flying” and if I don’t come up with something better I am so afraid that she’s actually going to go with this whole R. Kelly thing…
Post # 3
bump for all you creative folk!
Post # 4
What about something like this?
Post # 5
omg this made me giggle :] how about….
‘Fly Through your Dreams’
Post # 6
In our dreams we are able to fly … and that is a remembering of how we were meant to be
Post # 7
@KateByDesign: How about “Alis volat propriis?” It means “she flies with her own wings” in Latin.
Also, this butterfly tattoo doesn’t look so bad. It looks so realistic, like the butterfly is just resting on her chest/shoulder:
Post # 8
The title of this seriously made me laugh:) I can’t think of anything right now but if I do I will come back an reply. But think your mom sounds cute and thats fun you get to design her something.
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@KateByDesign: I confirmed with her that she was indeed referring to the theme song to Space Jam. She said yes.
I laughed for like a good thirty seconds here. I’m sorry, but that is really funny!
I’m completely unhelpful and have no advice, but I’ll think about it. I just had to comment because I was so amused by your OP, lol.
Post # 10
@somethingaquamarine: Wow…that is creepy it is so realistic. I was seriously like, “Why is someone posting a pic of a butterfly on someone?”, and then I realized. If I didn’t despise butterflies so much I would probably think it was cool, haha.
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completely agree with @Wonderstruck the Space Jam thing made me crack up!
Post # 13
@Wonderstruck: Butterflies make me think of the late 90s. All of those butterfly tramp stamps kind of killed it for me too.
@littlepossum: Thanks! Although admittedly, the bar is set really low. Almost anything can beat out R. Kelly lyrics and butterfly/angel wings.
Post # 14
“I confirmed with her that she was indeed referring to the theme song to Space Jam.”
omg lolol YESSSSS this is how I still think of that song too.
“But i did have the heart to tell her that R. Kelly likes to sing about peeing on underage girls…”
Yeah, that can be awkward. But I’m still playing Michael Jackson songs at my wedding and we all know about him. So I really think you can let the art stand apart from the artist or even from other pieces of the artist’s art.
“she flies with her own wings”
That’s pretty even in English. It isn’t SHORTER, but I like the sentiment even more!
I just googled “Fly quotes” to get these links…
“eyes turned skyward” is one I like – Da Vinci, evidently.
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@Bebealways: @somethingaquamarine: I absolutely adore these. But she’s going for angel wings exactly – that’s the one thing she said she wasn’t willing to compromise on.
But I do really like “Alis volat propriis?”. The only problem is, I love my Mom and all, but she tends to be a space case. I know when asked what it means she’d often forget or make something up…haha.
@distracts: I really like all of your suggestions – I’m going to pass them on to her. Thanks!
Post # 16
She could get the wings on the backs of her arms, if she wants something big. It’s a little more unique that way, I personally like the look. If she’s thinking really small, she could get them on an ankle, like Hermes!
(Not the best example but the others disallowed hotlinking.)