i have a question about foot tattoos. i have been thinking very intently about getting two small words, one on each of my feet, but i don't know if they should be facing outwards or inwards so that i can read them. i know that a lot of people are going to say "do whatever you want" but i'm wondering if there is a difference in aesthetics. i can easily look in a tall mirror and see them, but then, they would be backwards. but then if someone is looking at them and they're facing me, they're going to cock their head and/or ask me what it says, if they can't read it. it's a difficult decision to make! if anyone has any input that would be great. and feel free to post pictures of your own feet tattoos, especially if there is text involved.
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So I was writing my thesis the other day and therefore idly daydreaming about future tattoo ideas when I started thinking about "Es mejor morir de pie que vivir arrodillado" (it's better to die on your feet than to live on your knees) and how amazing that would be down my ribs in some sort of ornate script. Seriously, I think that would be one of the prettiest tattoos ever.
But I would feel so wrong getting it. For all of my dedication to social justice and anti-globalization movements (and others...) the fact remains that I'm not Mexican, let alone part of the Zapatista movement. I do what I can to work in solidarity with them... but I don't think a couple events with the Mexico Solidarity Network or sharing a lot of their values and ideas really counts. It's a beautiful quote, but I'd feel like I was appropriating their struggle for my own personal and aesthetic purposes. I thought of how I felt when a male friend of mine got the feminist fist tattoo and it made me really uneasy. I could ramble on about this for pages though.
This was all a really long introduction to ask what other people's favorite quotes relating to social justice or activism or making the world a better place in general are. And if anyone else has politically inspired tattoos I'd love to see them :)
The Indigo Girls have been have favorite band since I was 10 and I recently got some of their lyrics tattooed on me. ( PicsCollapse ) It's from the song Closer to Fine. From the line, "The best thing you've ever done for me is to help me take my life less seriously, it's only life after all." ( PicCollapse ) My first tattoo, on my left shoulder. ( Me!Collapse ) So you know what I look like.
well i just posted and decided to change my question around a bit. i'm looking to go for my first text tattoo (second tattoo though) after summer, and i need help! i plan to get the quote "without suffering, there would be no compassion" on my side, probably ribcage area. what i need help with though, is font and spacing! any help is appreciated :)