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Simple Tastes and Odd Notions

There’s nothing that intrigues me more than when I discover an actor that I admire who has tattoos. Not temporary tattoos that belong to the character he is portraying

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but personal ones that belong to his own self. It’s the mystery of them that grabs me: what are they? what do they represent to him? It can drive me batty trying to figure them out. And when I finally give up and go looking for fan mentions of them, and they have no clue either? The frustration!

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When Jack O’Connell started sporting a new tattoo, I became consumed for days.

I finally made the educated guess that it was Cambodian, after trolling his Instagram and seeing that he had made a trip to Cambodia that fit into the time frame I had established through photoshoot pictures and candids. By that point though, I didn’t really need to know what it said, I was satisfied with just knowing what it was.

 

Matthew Fox’s colorful array of tattoos sent me on similar treasure hunts. The shoulder tattoo was referenced in an episode of ‘Lost’, but the actual translation is different from the one given in the show. So what was it’s significance really?

Some fans speculated that the number 5 was a nod to his days on the ‘Party of Five’ television show, and that the translation was part of a Chinese poem about an eagle. I did find out, through lurking on fan forum threads, that the small skull on the inside of his elbow is thought to pay homage to good friend Billy Joe Armstrong and his band ‘Green Day’. That was something I wasn’t expecting. The others are less distinguishable, but I think they’re pretty.

The stars are my favorite.

Adam Levine’s tattoos, well, it’s pretty apparent the boy is just addicted to ink!

I’m sure each of his tattoos have personal meaning to him (I hope) but the images seem so random and they all bleed together, which makes them less interesting to me. Once upon a time, when he only had a few, I thought the shark was kind of cool.

but as he added more and more, it’s all become a bit much.

Chris Evans seems to prefer symbols and words instead of picture tattoos. He has one on his upper stomach in memory of a friend who died in an accident, and others that represent different family members.

The script on his chest reads:

when you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. when you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world.

I really like that one, not only for the lesson it teaches, but I also like the way it peeks out from beneath his shirt when he has a few buttons undone.

And now there’s Dan Stevens in this still from the movie ‘Permission’.

Those two tiny tattoos are really his. I had seen the triangle one before

and can make a pretty solid guess on it’s relevance, since his movie ‘The Guest’ includes multiple instances of triangles showing up throughout the movie.

But what about that other one? I had seen mentions of him having a tattoo on the inside of his elbow, but hadn’t really seen a clear shot of it until now. So I zoomed, and I rotated, and… could it be just a simple letter D? I like the thought of that; simplicity.

Tattoos can be beautiful works of art but I prefer the more subtle approach of quotes or symbols. I’m a woman of simple tastes and odd notions. Hey, that phrase would make a good tattoo…

 

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Posted by on May 16, 2017 in other

 

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Go Ask Alice

I came across this graphic for “pills” a fangirl can take in order to make her heart’s desires come true. I thought it was cute, and so am sharing my answers.

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Amnesia- the chance to experience a story again, like it was the first time
answer: the Lord of the Rings trilogy
I read the Lord of the Rings trilogy for the first time after graduating from High School. I was feeling stuck in a holding pattern, doing what had to be done (work a menial job to save money) until I could do what I really wanted (move out of my parents house so that my adult life could begin). so I escaped to a world filled with adventure and danger through the pages of those books instead. I used to hole myself up in my room for hours, reading by candlelight, burning incense to set the mood. my parents would peek in on me from time to time just to make sure I wasn’t summoning spirits.
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Sacrifice- bring a fictional character who has died, back to life
answer: Lucas North from MI-5/Spooks
the spy who jumped off a building because he couldn’t come to terms with who he used to be. even though he course corrected his mistakes by becoming someone who saved countless lives on a grand scale. even though he suffered through 8 years in a Russian prison protecting state secrets while pretending to be someone else. I think he paid his dues and then some.
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Love- make a fictional character fall in love with you
answer: Steve Rogers/Captain America
because Captain America needs a soft place to land, someone to turn to at the end of the day, who he can be himself with. instead of the one everyone depends on to always carry what’s good and right upon his shoulders. the one who willingly wrestles with all the evil in the world. the one who silently suffers the loneliness of being a man out of time. the little guy (both metaphorically and physically) who suddenly found himself inside a superhuman body. providing comfort to a sweet and handsome superhero? it’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it!
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Life- make a fictional character come to real life
answer: Buddy from Elf
an odd choice, but he’s just so pure (and clueless). it’s nice to think of all the smiles he could bring to people’s faces, and how many grumps he could annoy some sense into.
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Travel- the chance to travel to any fictional world
answer: The Wizard of Oz
I had to think long and hard about this one. I finally settled on Oz because I was reminded of the first time I rode  “The Great Movie Ride” at Hollywood Studios, Disney World. when the tram entered the room that resembled the Munchkin Land scene, I felt like I had suddenly stepped inside a viewmaster reel of the movie, only it was better than 3D because it was a childhood fantasy brought to life! I still get choked up when I ride through that scene now, but at least I don’t full out cry like I do on It’s a Small World (every. single. time.)
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Body- change bodies with any fictional character
answer: Kate Austen from Lost
although Kate is not my favorite character, more like the character that causes me the most frustration… I do covet her body. she’s physically fit without loosing her feminine shape. she has a ‘girl next door’ face (complete with freckles) while still possessing the beauty of a grown woman. and she’s neither tall nor short, but somewhere in between.
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Posted by on January 23, 2017 in Miscellaneous

 

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