My Whole Expanse I Cannot See…

I formulate infinity stored deep inside of me…

Jul 27

Tattoo #56

Category: Life,Opinions,Tattoos

Tattoo by Fish, Doc Dog's Las Vegas Tattoo, Ybor City

So, this is my fifty-sixth tattoo, I’m honestly running out of space. I mean, I could put little images all over me, but as far as full lines of text go, we’re getting toward the home stretch, I think.

This tattoo is from a Nirvana song, an early demo version of one of their most famous songs, Heart-Shaped Box. The demo’s off their With the Lights Out collection. I really like this version a lot, you can tell Kurt has the idea in his head, a song about an intense, crushing relationship with a woman, he has the sound figured out too, but he’s still sorting out the words and the imagery. I really like feeling like I’m sitting in on that creative process. He uses lots of funeral imagery, I’ve been buried in your heart-shaped box for weeks…Then the last line, the line etched into my upper-arm, I’ve been locked in heart-shaped coffins for too many weeks…

Now’s supposed to come the why of it, some sweeping narrative that would explain me. Honestly, I’m just tired. I experience those words every Goddamn fuckin’ day.


2 Comments so far

  1. Veronica July 27th, 2011 2:44 pm

    Cool tattoo and I like the lyrics. I’m not too much into Nirvana so I instantly thought of Joe Hill. And the reson behind your tattoo… Yep, I feel it. Too.

  2. Lola July 27th, 2011 10:30 pm

    Thank you for sharing your tattoo and reasoning behind getting it… Made me think of my own crappy ink..heart wrapped in barbed wire.. Designed while in the midst of some bad times…i feel for ya Michael..

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