I've been saying it for awhile now, if i were to get a tattoo it would not be some minuscule symbol of peace, love or an image of my favorite flower. Nor would it be hidden away in shame, unseen by anyone but my lover, my physician and ultimately the mortician before i go up in flames. No if i were to get a tattoo it would be something magnificent, glorious, breathtaking. A brilliant kaleidoscope of color and elaborate design made up of swirls, twirls, curves, swoops and exotic birds in flight. I would choose a palette of blues from that of the palest sky to the deepest indigo of darkest night. It would all be accentuated with a red as dark and richly saturated as blood.
No my tattoo would be the doppelganger of my true identity. My spirit made visible, painted on the skin and fitting like a satin glove.Yes if i were to get a tattoo it would be like coming out of the closet of conventionality and walking into the light.
’this is a magical beast that holds the secret of light & shadow in a safe place in her heart and when it has been too long grey, she starts to dance & laugh & cry & sing and the sunlight fills her up and spills in wild abandon back into the world again’