New Tattoo

Sep. 25th, 2008 03:56 pm
timepiece: Page of Pentacles from Tarot of the Cat Poeple Deck (Default)
I've been thinking of getting a second tattoo for quite some time. What I've been fixated on for the past year and a half (yes, I put a lot of thought into tattoos, logically enough) is a sequence of alchemy symbols. I like how the symbols look, they're unusual (I can find about 6 alchemy-based tattoos on the internet, and I have to explain what the symbols are to everyone I show them to), and I like the metaphysical meanings that are assigned to the chemical substances.

I recently had someone redraw all the symbols so they were a similar style, and less blocky than the originals I had. Obviously, that's the image on the right. From top to bottom: antimony, silver, sulfur, mercury, projection, quintessence (with an hourglass inside).

Originally, I had intended to get them running down my spine from nape to above my bra strap. Recently, I've been thinking about getting them smaller, on the inside of my forearm, so I could actually see it.

So I'm taking an opinion survey: what do you think of the tattoo? Back or forearm? I'm pretty sure they'd have to be blackwork - someday I'm going to get something in color, though.

ETA: The metaphysical meanings of the symbols would be: wild spirit of nature in man, feminine body, spirit, the intellect & transcendence over struggle, combined, quintessence of Timepiece


Aug. 15th, 2003 04:42 pm
timepiece: Page of Pentacles from Tarot of the Cat Poeple Deck (Default)
The perils of posting on an internet journal:

My piercing post

And yes, it really is my mother commenting.


Jul. 3rd, 2003 04:28 pm
timepiece: Page of Pentacles from Tarot of the Cat Poeple Deck (Default)
So, today I discovered a downside to the tongue pierce. I have lost the ability to whistle. I don't know why this seems like such a big deal, it's not like I do it often, but I'm so disappointed. Wah.


Jul. 1st, 2003 07:08 pm
timepiece: Page of Pentacles from Tarot of the Cat Poeple Deck (Default)
First of all, yes, I have recently made an informal resolution to actually post in my journal. Mostly because I've become abysmally bad at replying to email and now I can update eveyone simultaneously. Anyway.

I think I've discovered the most effective weight-loss plan ever. Cheating is literally not possible. Go get your tongue pierced.

I think I've lost 3 pounds already. it's hard to tell, i have a digital scale and it's touchy. But, I don't think I've had anything more filling than scrambled eggs since Friday.

It helps that the idea of an infection freaks me out, so I'm not having milkshakes cause they told me to avoid dairy.

And it can't possibly be water loss because i'm chugging ice water enough to send me to the bathroom about once an hour.

So, I'm happy about losing some weight, but really, really hungry. Does anyone have any suggestions?


Jun. 28th, 2003 05:33 pm
timepiece: Page of Pentacles from Tarot of the Cat Poeple Deck (Default)
Well, I think I've found the most effective diet ever. I got my tongue pierced.

So now I'm on a total liquid diet. I tried some oatmeal and pudding, but even those got caught around the post and were hard to get off without pulling on it, so I gave up. And the place I went to recommends no dairy (like milkshakes) because it's more bacteria friendly.

And even the stuff I can have, I'm avoiding, because every time I put anything in my mouth besides pure water or ice, I have to rinse with mouthwash. And I'm lazy.

I chose now to do it because my branch has been under renovation, and the staff just went back to get ready to open. So I'll have limited contact with the public for a couple of weeks, while I relearn how to talk. Well, that was the theory - actually you can barely notice a difference in my speech, and once I get the shorter bar (after the swelling goes down), it should be unnoticeable. But, no way of knowing that in advance.


Aug. 18th, 2002 02:05 pm
timepiece: Page of Pentacles from Tarot of the Cat Poeple Deck (Default)
My new bathing suit finally arrived yesterday. Good thing, as I wanted it for family reunion this upcoming weekend. It is much more purpley than I thought - I thought it was more of a lavender, but it is definitely purple. Light purple. I like it. My last bikini was black.

And it fits like a charm. I figure the boobs will distract from and overshadow (literally, heh) the imperfect stomach. But it's still way better than I looked last year (by 20 lbs), so i'm pretty happy.

And I can show off my tattoo again. Doesn't show in a one-piece. I'm wondering how many younger cousins will notice for the first time.

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