Fashionista 514

Tattoo Mania!

Posted in artwork, beauty, colorful, details, eccentric, tattoo by fashionista514 on July 1, 2009
Tattoos are EVERYWHERE these days… the beautiful expression of art etched into your skin… forever… Okay, I’m sorry – that was NOT supposed to sound as morbid as it did 😛

I absolutely ADORE tattoos and truly believe that the people who pull them off always look completely unattainably cool… however I don’t know if I could ever be one of those people…. it just seems like a bit of a stretch for me.

Besides… I practically have ADD when it comes to EVERYTHING (lose interest pretty damn quickly… although that IS something I am working hard at), so picking just one design that I need to stick with for all of eternity seems like a pretty bad idea…

I once went for a consultation with a tattoo artist because I was utterly convinced I was going to get a Polynesian style bird design on my foot (bird = robin = Robyn *my name*… symbolism crap… I thought it was pretty clever too…). I was all prepared and psyched until he started telling me about how tattoos normally age… details blur into each other, colors fade, etc… I started to freak. You see, I don’t mind eternally altering my body for art… however it must keep looking good eternally! So, I backed out and that was the end of that!

I have never been able to find a design I am completely in love with or that holds significant symbolic relevance to me. I do know the addiction associated to getting a tattoo… the feeling that one is no longer enough, and you want one here and there… until finally your body is doused in them! I have a belly button piercing and LOVE it, and still to this day consider piercing all sorts of places… however at the end of the day I look at myself in the mirror and laugh – cause I would look like a total white trash fool if I did that to myself… I’m just too preppy or something… I don’t have the cool factor needed to successfully pull it off 😦 Boooooo! Kudos to those who can! Rock on yo!

Beside all of my tattoo paranoia, I think they are absolutely SPECTACULAR! They are everything their image portrays… sexy, intricate, meaningful, spectacular, mysterious… and mostly – a beautiful piece of ART!

And I truly believe that a tattoo tells you a maddening amount about who the person on the inside is… external beauty that represents inner. An excuse to bond, to question and meet with others… and that is exactly what the world needs – forms of unity expressed in different ways.

So, anybody DO have a tattoo/tattoos?

If you do, I’d love to see a pic that I could later feature in a post 😉 e-mail me at or drop the link in the comment box 😉



Theme Park Fun

Posted in amusement park, friends, fun, montreal, tattoo by fashionista514 on June 19, 2009
Yesterday felt like the first day of summer to me… cause I went to the amusement park LaRonde here in Montreal!!! Needless to say it was AMAZING! The sun was shining, it was beautiful out and there was lots of action.

We went on
Every. Single. Ride.
Yes… my friends and I are fearless… *lol*
We even got there via jeep… (so raiders of the lost arc of us) 🙂

Here is a mini recount of my day…

I only took this when I got home, but I got an airbrush tatoo… the classic Betty Boop! Vlad likes it but made it clear that if I got a real tatoo one day it would highten my “white trash” level. Lovely. Boys always know the right things to say…

I love this pic cause Chris looks half rooster, half Chris… priceless…

This f-ing “tomato” or whatever it is continually haunted me all day yesterday… what it’s purpose is I don’t know (I guess just to mess with my head… bastard tomato…)… but c’mon… how creepy is that thing?!? I can’t be the only one here…

And the teacup hysteria begins… I LOVE rides that spin… you wouldn’t believe how much I love tilt-a-whirls and spinning saucers and disc… It just makes me laugh uncontrollably…

Check out the videos… one is me going apeshit on the teacups, and the other I am literally being FLUNG into space in this circular thingy…

I’ve noticed that the older I get the less I am scared of (isn’t it supposed to go the other way around???) It is very liberating to just throw all caution to the wind and really enjoy yourself (show ’em teenagers how it’s done)!

Go CRAZY. Let it OUT. EXPRESS yourself. BE yourself…
ENJOY the sun 🙂 Happy summer!