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Songs are like tattoos...ink on a pin, underneath the skin, an empty space to fill in.

4.29.2010

I've thought about this a lot. Probably not enough, but A LOT, ok? How can one ever think about a tattoo enough? For a year? 10 years? 20? You might think that someone who changes the color of her hair every 2 months shouldn't be making any decisions that involve the word 'permanent' (unless it is, in fact, to get a perm), but it's too late for that.

I thought of this tattoo back in December on a night when I didn't sleep at all. Partly I was mourning the death of a friend, partly because I had to get this tattoo design down. I knew the lyric I wanted, and the font, and that was that. No question.

I'd give you all the reasons and justifications and meanings behind the tattoo, but have the fun is telling you them in person. Besides, it sort of speaks for itself:



I also got a star tattoo over my IV scar.



'If you look real close you might see scars, but me, I'm only seeing stars.
'


9 comments:

Allie said...

I'm glad that of all the music artists out there, you chose Joni.

Maryann said...

Before I did it I googled 'Joni Mitchell tattoo' and was shocked to not find more (though I'm positive they're out there).

Bridget Beth said...

I love it!

loverstreet said...

right on! i love both--and love that you didn't just get one ink, but two at once! also glad the artist got the spelling and punctuation right the first time. :)

Maryann said...

Me too, Lindsey--that was my greatest fear!

Kj said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

Jess said...

Those are so awesome, Maryann. Rock on!!! I especially love the star. (As you may have noticed from the envelope I sent you the cd in, I love stars). I'm in the process of designing a star-like tattoo right now to embed in my skin forever!! :)

Moorea Seal said...

waaaaaaa i want to cry. i love this so much. uhg, god i could cry. holding it back. both sides now is the most beautiful song to me. ah. beautiful. good choice.

Local Social Media said...

I am planning to get a tat of a Grateful Dead song and love this font. What is it?
Can u pls email me
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