Sunday, August 7, 2011

Permanent Ink

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls....

I got my first tattoo today!

I have to say, it actually wasn't as painful as I was anticipating, just a kind of stinging feeling. I've been dancing around getting it done for a while, so I finally just went for it.

Its the first line of a poem from Lord of the Rings, and I love it because its its kind of like a "don't judge a book by its cover" sort of thing. Gold is precious, and not everything that is precious in life is gonna be sparkly, but its still gold.

Next step... tongue piercing ;-)

PS: here's the poem in full...

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost,
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.


  1. I'm still too scared to get a tattoo!! I'd love one on my foot but I'm afraid I'd get addicted to getting them!
    Lady Peach

  2. Loving that tattoo Karin! And I still haven't got one, i'm such a wimp! (I want a small star on my left wrist by the way!)
    Julia @ Retro Jules

  3. Congrats!!!! Couldn't do the tongue piercing though...bleurg!

  4. Wowsa - well done! I am still too much of a wimp to get a tattoo. Some day...

  5. AH! i have one there too....i call it my travelling it when i was 19 in Thailand at the full moon party.....thought i was the coolest person EVER! yeah.....i HATE it now...its soooo embarrassing and soooo not me. I like yours tho ; )

  6. I'm having doubts about getting one for Skinni Peaches' reasons! it is nice though..