Wednesday, May 30, 2007
words can never hurt me
Still no photos from my last Europe trip... I've been a little busy/lazy. But here are a few from last year around California. I have to admit as I travel around Australia, Europe and Asia it only seems to be the states where I see young women with hard, confronting words written on them. Words that make me atleast think about what they are trying to non-verbally communicate. The young girl with 666 written on her was for the occasion that the day was June 6th, 2006. I understand that, the "die whore" not really sure if she was talking about herself or someone she really disliked. It did make me think of myself when I was younger, how I would write such negative things about myself, and how far from that I have come. The "evil cunt" tattoo, it's not just only the words thats struck me but the imagry, the hands grasping, pulling at the woman. The young woman herself did not seem evil or a cunt, she was actually really friendly in letting me photograph her tattoo. Her tattoo did make me think would I ever feel that stronge about something to permantly display it on my skin. I do have a few tattoo's myself but they are more of the floral pattern. Nothing to confronting there. And last but not least the "jacob owns this". This one made me look at myself. The thought of someone owning me. It's hard for me to let this go, I know it's definitely been scrubbed off by now, and maybe she doesn't even remember it, no big woop, but those words. These words don't hurt me but they definitely got me thinking.