I currently have two tattoos, one Deathly Hallows symbol on my left inner arm, and a design of my own, a balloon.
I did the first one just little over a month after I’d turned 18. I was alone in London and I just went for it. I’d known for a long time that I wanted to get a Harry Potter-tattoo and the thin lines of the Deathly Hallows symbol was the perfect fit.
What I love about it is that it’s quite subtle, most times you can’t see it, even if I’m wearing a sleeveless top, because it’s on the inside of my arm. Something I didn’t realise until after, is also the fact that the tattoo is close to my heart, and Harry is always going to be a great part of me, until the very end.
(look at that unhealthy hair)
When I was 16, I had a very close friend, who once quoted Winnie the Pooh for me;
“Nobody can be uncheered by a balloon”.
And even though we aren’t friends anymore, because that’s how life just is, the quote stuck with me. Around the time I was 17/18, I had a quite bad phase, a phase that still makes a visit, even though I am a lot better now, many thanks to moving to England and starting university and meeting new people. The idea of having a balloon with me at all times, and hence, knowing that there’s always something to smile about, felt like a quite nice thing. I got this one in April 2016, when I went to Stockholm for a quick visit during the Easter break.
People say that once you’ve gotten yourself inked, you’re get hooked to it, which is 110% true. I’d love to have more, in the same black thin lines style, I’m incredibly in love with Frida Vega’s tattoos. Always art, of course, but I also want them to have some sort of meaning to me. And I think I’d like to design them myself, as I did with the balloon.