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I just got this done yesterday afternoon. It is on the outside of my right thigh. It took about three hours, but luckily I didn't really start to feel until it until the third hour as he got more into the color. I will definitely use my other thigh for ink, considering how well this one went.


and tell sad stories - Copy

I majored in history, and focused on medieval/early modern English royalty, so this is all about that for me. The quote is from my favourite monologue, from Act III Scene II of Shakespeare's Richard II.

it fits into the longer text like:

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For God's sake, let us sit upon the ground
And tell sad stories of the death of kings;
How some have been deposed; some slain in war,
Some haunted by the ghosts they have deposed;
Some poison'd by their wives: some sleeping kill'd;
All murder'd: for within the hollow crown
That rounds the mortal temples of a king
Keeps Death his court

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The image itself is from the heraldic badge of the Tudor family, a crowned rose. It isn't the traditional red/white/yellow rose, but that's just a stylistic choice on the part of the artist, who took what information I gave him and designed this. I am in love with it. It's my fifth tattoo, but all my other ones seriously pale in comparison to this.

A couple crappy pictures to just give an idea of the placement and size:

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Artist is Ian Preeper, currently at Three Thirty Main Fine Electric Tattooing in Nova Scotia.
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On November 25th, 2013 04:53 pm (UTC), elsewhereangel commented:
I love that monologue! So happy to see it in tattoo form!
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On November 29th, 2013 08:07 pm (UTC), laminy replied:
I've wanted it in on my skin since I first heard it, I just thought it was the most beautiful thing.
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On November 26th, 2013 07:57 pm (UTC), vulpineways commented:
Wow, gorgeous! I'm usually not into thigh tattoos but yours is really great!
And... Shakespeare... <3
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On November 29th, 2013 08:09 pm (UTC), laminy replied:
I wasn't really into thigh tattoos and then I decided that I wanted one, haha. There aren't a lot of places that I want tattoos, so my thighs are a great place for them.
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On November 28th, 2013 12:16 am (UTC), romann commented:
Beautiful!!
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On November 29th, 2013 08:08 pm (UTC), laminy replied:
Thank you!
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On November 30th, 2013 02:05 am (UTC), shakespearechic commented:
I absolutely love everything about this tattoo.
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On December 5th, 2013 05:01 pm (UTC), laminy replied:
From someone with this username and pic, I definitely appreciate this comment :)
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On December 5th, 2013 11:33 am (UTC), cy_grl commented:
Absolutely amazing! Nice placement and colouring!
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On December 5th, 2013 05:01 pm (UTC), laminy replied:
Thank you :)
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On May 9th, 2014 01:28 pm (UTC), pluralize commented:
this is amazing, i love the colours and the placement!
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On May 9th, 2014 03:41 pm (UTC), laminy replied:
thanks so much! :D
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