- 3 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
I am an ink enthusiast, and I’ve got two designs vying for my dollars and time. I’m almost certain I’ll get both *eventually* but whichever one I don’t get this year/early next year will have to wait awhile, as they’re both large and expensive.
Placed on my left scapula and upper arm, it would be a partially mechanical wing (mechanical structure, organic feathers) with a joint at the shoulder and extending down to my elbow. Worked in would be a few lines from my favorite song, text will be small, decorative. (text will read, for anyone who looks: “hell’s boiling over / heaven is full / we’re chained to the world / and we all gotta pull”) Some muted color on the metallic parts of the wing, dark feathers.
(The synthetic/mechanical/muted element is a sort of counterweight to the bright/organic themes on my right arm. Additionally, it would begin on my back and end at my elbow, whereas the tree on my right arm begins at the elbow and ends on my back. The plan is for the two to be a sort of yin and yang in their imagery.)
Placed on my outer hip. A “living dreamcatcher.” Instead of feathers coming from it, it would have big, octopus-like tentacles. One would twist up onto my side, mostly they would dangle/curl around my thigh, the longest going down to my knee. The beads on the strings would have the appearance of eyeballs.
(It symbolizes a journey of my imagination, and a lifetime struggle against it getting away with me. Since I was a child I’ve been plagued by frequent, vivid nightmares, the same mental acrobatics that cause my anxiety disorder today. A dreamcatcher is one of the first gifts I ever remember receiving in my life. When I would get scared at night, I would imagine that the imaginary monsters were actually my guardians. It’s an extension of that idea.)