Recently, for the millionth time I have considered a tattoo… the only place is where to put it. I know what I want now and it may be cliche and have lyrics but they mean the world to me. They are from a song called ‘I was a Teenage Anarchist’ by Against Me! They go:
‘do you remember, when you were young, and you wanted to set the world on fire?’
I was listening to the acoustic version of the other day, far more superior to the original – much more raw emotion. As an aside, I love listening to music in my car now and singing along like I really couldn’t care less – it is the perk of finally having a car, of course, along with the freedom it gives you.
In my case, I believe freedom to be dangerous. It means I can go where I want and do anything I set my ickle heart on – even if that’s driving to Cornwall and just sitting on a beach, only to drive back the next day. I love my adventures.
Who would not want to go there and be away from it all, just for a bit?
Anyway, back to tattoos. I’ve decided to get those lyrics because they remind me of my youth; how fiery and how enthusiastic I was about the world – I never wish to lose this, ever, no matter how bad things could get. It also reminds me of my love of music and beginning university, the start of growing into who I am now, I guess. It’s just where to get it done and what it should look like. I thought about across the collar bones, seeing as I don’t need to worry about being a teacher anytime soon. I got declined for my training and got told no funding was available, its good cause I don’t wanna teach, I wanna do something creative, it just pushed me to realise it. So yeah, I can have one vaguelly, ish, maybe, anywhere. So, collar bone, or ankle, or wrist?
Then I just have to get my scaffold and all will be complete. It will mark the stage in my life where I will actually look like what I want to look like – dyed, spunky hair, piercings, tattoo and a smile.