My Whole Expanse I Cannot See…

I formulate infinity stored deep inside of me…

May 1

Tattoo #69

Category: Life,Tattoos
Tattoo by Fish, Doc Dog's Las Vegas Tattoo, Ybor  City

Tattoo by Fish, Doc Dog’s Las Vegas Tattoo, Ybor City

So, this tattoo is from a Priscilla Ahn song, City Lights, Pretty Lights, from her really spectacular second record, When You Grow Up. City Lights, Pretty Lights is sort of a dream-like folk version of PJ Harvey’s Dress. You get all prettied-up, you go out, hit the the town, but it’s all just dull, empty. You’re surrounded by people, and energy, but in your head, and in your heart, you just feel alone and lifeless.

I often feel this kind of empty, especially lately. My face hurts every moment of every day, I feel weak, and it’s all very lonely. I feel wrung out, hence the tattoo.

Oh, on a side note… This was far and away my most painful tattoo, but that’s part of the pleasure found in tattoos. It’s a decadent, delicious pain that strengthens the memory of getting the tattoo. I like when they hurt, it’s totally different than pain that’s forced on you. It’s a pain you choose because you know at the end, you’ll have something lasting and beautiful.


2 Comments so far

  1. tasha May 28th, 2013 10:49 pm

    such is life.
    such is death.
    and all the same it’s not.

  2. Heidi June 5th, 2013 7:50 pm

    Where did you go? I just found you and now nothing…..I like you