A few things in a long message:If the art on that cover somehow represents that to you, then get it, but I tend to second-guess my tattoo ideas if they don’t check all those boxes.As far as what your uncle says, well, yeah, chances are you’ll have different musical tastes 5, 10, or 15 years down the road. Musical taste is based upon perception, and host of other things, and perception’s always changing. In my opinion, it’s more solid to have a philosophy, idea behind the art you’re having imprinted into your body. Tattoos are for life, and “I like this album” is no philosophy to live by—even if you do manage to like that band for the rest of your life. I tend to think of what I’m getting tattooed on me as either having significance to the way I see the world, a life experience, or a period of time when I was in a particular mindset.Another example: I also have a tattoo of that grave image from the This Routine Is Hell music video for “Asleep.” Sure, I like the band and that song, but what the tattoo has more to do with addressing a personal mental quirk of mine. Sometimes I do feel like I’m “asleep” when I’m not getting things done. Sometimes I think that if I’m not living up to my own standards, I might as well be dead. That’s how I interpret that image, anyway. The image is there to remind me to keep in that determined mindset, but also address when I’m taking it too far.That being said, nearly every tattoo I have thus far is music-related, but more centered on what I perceive to be the philosophy behind the art. For example, I got that black sheep from the Out of Step cover on my shoulder.1. If you get a tattoo—especially as you’re this young and still finding out your career path—I’d get it in a spot where it can be adequately covered by normal clothing. You don’t wanna have to be wearing long sleeves everywhere you go. Unfortunately, people tend to stereotype youngin’s w/tats all too often. I tend to feel that I get my tattoos for me, which is why I put them in spots where I’m the one that’s most likely to see or notice them. I figure I’ll fill out the more obvious spots when I run out of room everywhere else. Plus, when you’re older and more set in whatever your career path is, you’ve got more leeway to do what you wanna do in terms of your outward appearance.2. As far as your reasoning for getting the tattoo, well, I’m not sure. I can’t tell you how to and how to feel, but I would never get a tattoo simply based on the fact that I like an album or band.
Do I like that song? Yeah.
But I got the tattoo because of what the philosophy of the image was. If I thought Minor Threat sucked tomorrow, what that sheep communicates to me is still relevant.
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Salvador Dali, The Discovery of America (1958) / Vampire Weekend, Walcott (2008)
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