Ooh. A life-related thing I'd forgotten to add before. I'm starting to get the itch for some more tattoos. I already have my shoulders done, my left thigh, right calf, right forearm and my Trekkie badge on my chest, but I really want that Dune quote I've been dying for for ages... And the backpiece I've had planned since primary school. That one will probably be done last though, due to both cost, and not being able to draw a design I'm happy with. I want dragon wings, but with a biomechanical spine on top of my own. All of my tattoos and the ones I have planned have something to do with something significant in my life, or things I have adored since childhood. Just because I can, I'll list 'em:
Offspring logo: I've been a fan of this band since early primary school, and their show in 2004 was the only one my mum and I got to go to (of a big band, not a small pub gig) before she died in 2006, so they'll always hold an extra-special place in my heart. I got their logo on my left shoulder on December 29, 2011.
AURYN: I've loved the Neverending Story since I can remember, and decided to get AURYN on my right shoulder because it symbolises protection, making "good" choices and general anti-badness, hehe. It also co-ordinates with the logo on my left shoulder.
Star Trek Commbadge: Again, something I've loved since I can remember. Also love the values presented by Star Trek in general (not including Original Series, mainly TNG, VOY and DS9) with respecting people regardless of origin or background, investigating before passing judgement among other things.
Owl: I wanted to get a tattoo in memory of my mum, but not the usual heart with a date of birth and date of death. I decided to instead get an owl, because she collected many owl figurines and it reminded me of her. I plan to get a frog as well when I decide on the right one because she also loved froggies.
"Don't Dream It, Be It": The Rocky Horror Picture Show is probably my favourite thing in the world, ever. I'm fairly sure I was introduced to it at too young an age (I first saw it when I was 4, but was only allowed to watch the songs, none of the blatantly suggestive scenes, and none of the violence until I was older) and it has been one of the things that has had a massive impact on who I am today, my interests and tastes. I thought "don't dream it, be it" was the best quote to have permanently on my body, as not only is it from my all-time favourite film and musical, it's also pretty darn inspirational.
I cannot include my latest tattoo, as it does not comply with forum rules, but it isn't what you're probably envisioning. It's simply a symbol that represents an alternative lifestyle, nothing lewd or offensive, but an explanation isn't appropriate here.
I really want to get my Dune quote next: "I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer." I feel it's something I would do well to remember every time my anxiety gets the better of me, or when I'm simply apprehensive about approaching a task I want to do, so I can just keep my mind on task and basically shoot for the stars.
All very lame and sappy I know, but it's my skin, so nerrrr.