About myself: shy, misfit, chattering, pessimist, cinephile, potterhead, tea, coffee and ice-cream addicted, I sing always and everywhere, I'm studing Cinema at univ, currently in love with my kitty, some nice guy, sherlock bbc, american horror story, lotr, submarine, schiele, doctor who (mostly tennant), looking, russel tovey, lip gallagher, ted dwane's bass voice and other awesome (maybe not) stuff.
Music I like: queen, clash, radiohead, raphael gualazzi ♡, mumford and sons (addicted), alex turner, arctic monkeys, vampire weekend, noah and the whale, jake bugg, spector, the 1975! Music is my LIFE.
Concerts i attended: Metallica 13/05/2012; Radiohead 26/09/2012; Mumford and Sons 15/03/2013 and it was great!
Put a 'hi' in my ask if you want! :3
A fairy ring is a naturally occurring ring of mushrooms. They are also known as pixie’s rings, faerie circles, or elf circles. The English believed that fairy rings were where fairies came to dance and celebrate, the mushrooms of the rings were used as stools for the fairies to recuperate during the evenings festivities. (OP)
Growing up, my dad had a rule. “You can’t get a tattoo. If you do, I will make you get it removed. Unless, that is, you join the army and can shoot a seagull in the eye from a mile away, or you have a near-death experience.”
On July 12, 2011, I rode my bicycle to the camp I worked at. On my way home, I rode down a hill, and stopped at the bottom. I looked both ways, and there was no car coming. I started to turn left when I got hit by a car going ~55 miles per hour. I completely shattered the windshield, and when the driver stopped, I was ejected back onto the road. The doctors in the emergency room were absolutely perplexed when I arrived, because they all agreed that I should have died, and they were amazed to release me 4 and a half hours later with only 16 stitches, a concussion, and a chipped tooth. During my recovery, I was angry and confused. A couple if days after my accident, I received cards from my eight year old campers. One of them drew a giant paper crane, and said, “if you fold a thousand paper cranes, you’ll get better”.
Not being able to read, ride a bicycle, or put stress on my body, I cut up an old sudoku puzzle, went on YouTube, and learned how to make a paper crane. By the end of the day, I had a laundry basket full of black and white paper cranes.
I kept making paper cranes, even after I made a thousand, and I ran into a dilemma. What do you do with paper cranes once you’ve made them? A girl in my class had committed suicide the same day I had my accident, and I brought a purple crane to her wake. Her family could not have been happier the moment I presented them with this crane. Something clicked in my head right there. I started giving them to people and hiding them in random places for people to find. I started making art with them, and they became a major part of who I was.
This tattoo is symbolic of my accident, and could not represent me any better.