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I have been pondering a tattoo

I have been pondering getting a tattoo but have not been able to chose what or where. Then I read this:
He says, "Cultural appropriation. Chinese character. For--" He clears his throat. He's still hoarse when he says, "'Sufficient.'"

Quote from this Teaser / Deleted Scene of Shadow Unit

I like this idea. It is something I am trying to learn and remember. I am sufficient/enough. I have spent much of my life wanting, needing and striving (for whatever reason) to be the first and best at everything I do or want to do and I don't need to do that. I am me. I am sufficient.

I would like to incorporate something to do with the moon, preferably full - and maybe something fierce and feline (I may have to ask mischief_wa if I can use this userpic as a tat!). This may end up being more than one small tat. I still have no idea where to get the tat(s) done, but I want to be able to see it often and so I am considering my forearms or the tops of my feet.

Other thoughts that I have had are of words/characters for Balance, Stability, Health/Healing, Strength, Calm, Island, a camera, knitting - so many vague ideas but nothing solid as yet.

I am open to suggestions, comments and opinions but I reserve the right to not follow your suggestions. If, however, someone would like to design me a tattoo or tattoos, preferably no larger than a couple of inches diameter, then I would be infinitely grateful!



Jun. 22nd, 2009 06:33 pm (UTC)
I have a friend who went to three different Chinese restaurants just to be absolutely certain that the characters he had planned to have tattooed on his leg said what he wanted them to say, which was:

"Kung Pao chicken, extra spicy, no vegetables."

(I had it wrong - it's "spicy" not "crispy" - so I deleted and corrected it. Sorry.)

Once satisfied he had the right characters, got the tattoo.

You really do not want to know the rest of the story.
Jun. 23rd, 2009 08:56 am (UTC)
Oh yes I do! ;-p

What did it really say?
Jun. 23rd, 2009 09:01 am (UTC)
That's really what it said. That's not the story.
Jun. 23rd, 2009 06:34 pm (UTC)
Well, I'd still like to know! ;-p
Jun. 23rd, 2009 07:52 pm (UTC)
OK then. johnnyslaughter was hit on his motorcycle by a DC cop, severely injuring the leg with the tattoo. Eventually they amputated it.

The rest of the story: he kept the leg. I believe it's on his mantle.
Jun. 23rd, 2009 09:00 pm (UTC)
Well, I am always fascinated by stories like that - thank you for sharing it!


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