HAPPY FEISTY FRIDAY!
I am hosting an Ink Party with Sexxymofo (www.sexxymofo.com) this Saturday (think bodypainting and the like, very artistic and sensual…cannot wait to see the captured images as we have some amazing artists on hand!)and so, keeping in theme I decided to indulge in some Inked-Up Quotations…enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!
My skin is my canvas. The artwork on it represents something that is very powerful and meaningful in my life. I look at my skin as something of a living diary because all my tattoos represent a time in my life. And I never wish to shut the door on the past, so I carry it all with me. -Dave Narvarro (musician)
Tattoos are like stories – they’re symbolic of the important moments in your life. Sitting down, talking about where you got each tattoo and what it symbolizes, is really beautiful. –Pamela Anderson (sex icon)
I did what I could to move the muscles in my back so the tattoo could sort of stretch out. I always wished I had more muscles that could crinkle up. –Ralph Fiennes For the film, Red Dragon (2002) as Francis Dolarhyde
In 19th Century England, tattooing flourished as nowhere else in Europe, largely thanks to traveling seamen who would come back with permanent souvenirs of their travels on their arms. In 1862, it gained Royal sanction and members of the Royal family, from the Prince of Wales to King Edward VII, acquired tattoos. By 1890 the fad had spread to the US and tattoos were seen on members of the exclusive New York Racquet Club. – It is certainly the most vulgar and barbarous habit the eccentric mind of fashion ever invented. It may do for an illiterate seaman, but hardly for an aristocrat. Society men in England were the victims of circumstance when the Prince of Wales had his body tattooed. Like a flock of sheep driven by their master they had to follow suit. (Socialite of the day Ward McAllister who complained to the press about the fad)
“The woman must bear children and the man must be tattooed.” –Polynesian Proverb
My body is a journal in a way. It’s like what sailors used to do, where every tattoo meant something, a specific time in your life when you make a mark on yourself, whether you do it yourself with a knife or with a professional tattoo artist. –Johnny Depp