This post is part of the Team #CANDORUK campaign for #INSURGENTUK. Click on the picture above for more information.
Firstly, let's see my DIVERGENT tattoo: (position: back of my left shoulder)
When I first read Divergent in December 2011 (I know, I know, I was late to the party) I knew as soon as Tris walked into the tattoo parlour that I would most likely get one myself to commemorate this book. When she got 3 birds, I knew I had to get that if I went ahead.
So when I got my UK cover copy from Rosi at Harper Collins and this was on there, I knew it was a sign. So I took the book to the tattoo parlour with me and had them draw it up.
Less than an hour later, I came out and this was my result. Beautiful. Don't you agree?
At that time, DIVERGENT was my favourite ever book - in fact it still is - but when I looked at INSURGENT, I knew I had to have a tattoo to commemorate that too. So, I thought about it and decided to have the Amity tree from the front cover.
That is until I was sitting at home about 2 hours before my tattoo was booked - and decided I wanted the Dauntless flames instead!
(position: left forearm)
I'm a woman, I'm entitled to change my mind. Right?! Well, actually, I looked at all the Faction symbols and what they stood for - then I decided that Dauntless is probably a) where I would want to end up (as it happens, I think I'd rather be Divergent but as it isn't a faction, there isn't a symbol) and b) worked the best as a tattoo.
*I actually had the writing at the same time - it's from another book, but the reason I didn't crop it out of this photo was because I looked at it and thought 'you know what, it has meaning for how strong I believe Tris is.' It means, "I Yield To No-One"...*
A week after having my Dauntless flames, I decided I needed to get the Candor Scales on my other forearm. I wanted them for 2 reasons. 1 was because it's a symbol from the books & I like it, 2 because I am on team #CANDORUK for this campaign - I wanted something to remind me of that!
So there we have my three beautiful tattoos. Someone told me that I'm stupid for having them because (and I quote) "It's only a book..." Which prompted me to get defensive and say "Actually, they may be only books to you. But to me, books are a huge part of my life. Not only am I a book reader, but a reviewer too. I simply live and breathe books. Then there's the fact that these are 2 of my favourite ever books - and I shall probably get another when the last book comes out too."
My reason for having these tattoos is quite simple, is it not?! I have lots of tattoos, not all of them have much meaning behind them, as they were done when I was younger and just decided to have things I thought were pretty. Now I am older and wiser and my ink has more meaning - these are actually 3 of my favourite ever tattoos.
So my question, if anyone wishes to comment is this:
"Am I foolish for getting these tattoos? And if you think I am, why?"
I'm proud of them either way you turn, so it won't affect me whatever answer you choose to give - I'm just interested in people's opinions.
*I promise, I won't delete any comments, negative or otherwise, let a frank discussion be had*
Thank you all for popping by to see my post. And extra thanks to those that choose to comment.