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first tattoo.

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I got my first tattoo today on my right shoulder blade. It's a quote from The Velveteen Rabbit. If you're curious about the meaning, just ask. :)

Done by JP Burns @ Shipwreck Tattoo,
Corpus Christi, Texas.

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On March 29th, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC), snailmail914 commented:
LOVE the font.. and I just found a copy of the velveteen rabbit at a local thrift store today. How coincidental! Did you ever watch the cartoon movie when you were younger?
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On March 29th, 2008 10:02 pm (UTC), abbreviated_kt replied:
i really didn't even know there was a cartoon movie. now i must find myself a copy!
On March 29th, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC), ___thesuburbs replied:
i loved that cartoon movie. it was a daily event in most of my childhood.
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On March 30th, 2008 06:53 am (UTC), snailmail914 replied:
same!
On March 31st, 2008 03:32 am (UTC), jyl_mac replied:
Same! I'm shocked that you loved the book so much and never saw the movie. It's brilliant.
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On March 29th, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC), littlelamb commented:
very nice script. is that someone's handwriting or is it from somewhere?
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On March 29th, 2008 10:03 pm (UTC), abbreviated_kt replied:
I took in the idea with the font "jane austen" and then the artist simplified it and made it more what i had in mind.
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On March 29th, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC), ilikkeyourshoes commented:
i'm curious about the meaning. :)
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On March 29th, 2008 10:07 pm (UTC), abbreviated_kt replied:
I have Depersonalization Disorder, which makes ordinary situations feel surreal and dream-like. I've had it for most of my life and it's pretty twisted sometimes. Reading the Velveteen Rabbit made me identify with the Rabbit and his desire to be Real. Through love the Rabbit can become Real, just like through the loved ones in my life I feel more alive.
On March 29th, 2008 10:14 pm (UTC), ilikkeyourshoes replied:
that's a beautiful meaning, and a beautiful tattoo :] i love it.
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On March 29th, 2008 10:15 pm (UTC), abbreviated_kt replied:
thank you so very much.
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On March 29th, 2008 10:20 pm (UTC), colored_kitsch replied:
that's absolutely beautiful
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On March 30th, 2008 01:08 am (UTC), abbreviated_kt replied:
blush.
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On March 30th, 2008 02:23 am (UTC), gypsymorph replied:
Oh my. That is so beautiful. I absolutely love the tattoo and meaning behind it.
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On March 30th, 2008 07:42 am (UTC), treefishy replied:
aw i'm glad someone asked, because the explanation makes the tattoo even better.
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On March 29th, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC), abbreviated_kt replied:
ty.
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On March 29th, 2008 09:27 pm (UTC), snobbyshannie commented:
the velveteen rabbit seriously fucked me up as a kid. i had nightmares about it, it was so sad to me. and i never understood the "skin horse" (i'm guessing leather now that i can think about it).

uhk that book broke my heart every time.

anyway, i like your tattoo.
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On March 29th, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC), abbreviated_kt replied:
awwww.
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On April 5th, 2008 01:20 am (UTC), lady replied:
dude, i thought i was the only one that had this reaction the velveteen rabbit.
On April 5th, 2008 01:23 am (UTC), snobbyshannie replied:
nope. i literally had nightmares over it. i went a long time without ever reading it because it made me feel so sad (though as a little kid i didnt really realize thats how i was feeling).
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On March 29th, 2008 09:27 pm (UTC), lilviolingrrl commented:
Wow, I love that. Just seeing that almost brought me to tears, I have so many bittersweet memories about The Velveteen Rabbit. Thank you for sharing!
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On March 29th, 2008 10:09 pm (UTC), abbreviated_kt replied:
And thank you for commenting.
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On March 29th, 2008 09:30 pm (UTC), rubytramp commented:
*cries* That is beautiful.
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On March 29th, 2008 10:09 pm (UTC), abbreviated_kt replied:
ah. all these comments are making me so very pleased i decided to get this tattoo!
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On March 29th, 2008 10:21 pm (UTC), colored_kitsch commented:
this is gorgeous! it's amazing how much emotion those three little words dredge up. and the font... stunning.
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On March 30th, 2008 12:37 am (UTC), yourwishing2232 commented:
Fool
I wanna see like you right in front of me! I'm glad you finally got the tat..I know how long you have been waiting
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On March 30th, 2008 12:37 am (UTC), in_wonderlanddd commented:
that is gorgeous in so many ways.
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On March 30th, 2008 03:24 am (UTC), figstilts commented:
that is the most beautiful tattoo i have ever seen.
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On March 30th, 2008 04:00 am (UTC), abbreviated_kt replied:
o___o

wow. :D
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On March 30th, 2008 09:37 am (UTC), theshelledone commented:
I can't fully express how much I love this. Beautiful visually -- absolutely perfect font and the meaning behind it is beautiful too. The Velveteen Rabbit was my favorite book when I was little and that statement still makes me cry.
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On March 30th, 2008 04:35 pm (UTC), roxieroxyrox commented:
I love Shipwreck! My boyfriend just got a piece by Kris Roberts.
Outta curiosity--how much did JP charge you for the lettering?
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On March 30th, 2008 05:01 pm (UTC), abbreviated_kt replied:
I absolutely love that shop. JP charged $50 because it only took like 20-30 minutes.
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On April 4th, 2008 01:42 am (UTC), some_smooth_lie commented:
Though I have never heard of Depersonalization Disorder, I got my velveteen rabbit tattoo for similar reasons.
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I absolutely love yours. I think that is a perfect quote.
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On April 4th, 2008 05:07 am (UTC), abbreviated_kt replied:
Oh that's lovely. :)
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On April 4th, 2008 06:15 am (UTC), cunning_plans commented:
That is gorgeous and heartwrenching.
I adore it!
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On April 5th, 2008 01:21 am (UTC), lady commented:
i love it and your reason for getting it as well.
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On April 8th, 2008 06:59 pm (UTC), aeroplaneyes commented:
i know i'm like a week late but i just wanted to agree with everyone here and say that i love it. it's amazingly perfect!
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