Saturday, March 14, 2009

my first tattoo



After a month of going back and forth, yesterday was the breaking point for me. I could not stop thinking about getting this tattoo. So today, I did it! "All the poems written in your skin" is a lyric from the song "Some People" by Goldfrapp. I got it on my left forearm. When I first heard it I had one of those moments when I felt like it was written just for me.

What does it mean to me? A couple of things. First, it's to remind me that there's always poetry inside of me. Secondly...I've always been inspired by scars. Each one has it's own story. Each one is a poem. I don't know how many times I've written about my own scars. They always seem to be the main subject in a lot of what I write. So the second meaning, and the most important one, is quite literal. All the poems really are written in my skin.

6 comments:

Shannon (A beautiful Dream) said...

It's lovely and very fitting.

Ingrid Goff-Maidoff said...

Cassandra, you commitment inspires me! That tatoo looks like a real vow to what you hold passionately in your life. I don't know why, but you have reminded me of a quote from Sigmund Freud, "Everywhere I go, I find a poet has been there before me."

CandyDishDoom said...

What a beautiful tattoo!

meg said...

Nice!

I have a friend who has that inside a design on her right shoulder, beautiful words!

& they did a lovely job with yours, am sure it looks wonderful!!

Sneddonia said...

Really beautiful :)

BaFiis said...

You inspired me a lot! I will be 18 in March, and I am gonna have the same tattoo (because I love Goldfrapp so much!) on my neck from the back side. Love ya!