“So, are all your tattoos from movies?”

That’s what the tattoo artist who inked me today had to say. Fair enough. I guess it is unusual to walk around tattooed with items from popular films. But not completely unheard of. As you may or may not know, I have the tattoo that Leeloo has in The Fifth Element on my wrist already. That one was done over four years ago and I had been itching to get another for a while. I’d been throwing around a few ideas until one finally felt right.

On one hip I had written, “No Fate.” As in, “no fate but what we make,” from Terminator 2: Judgement Day. And yes, that is the T2 font. Pretty self explanatory in it’s meaning I’d say.

On the other hip I got the opposing sentiment, “Swing Away.” As in, “Tell Merrill to swing away,” from Signs. This one may be a little tough to grasp for people who haven’t seen the film but here’s the gist. The movie delves into whether things in our life are already predetermined, that everything happens for a reason. In the film, the character Merrill’s penchant for always swinging at a pitch no matter what winds up saving his families life. There are several other examples of this type of providence in the movie but “His Lungs Were Closed” or “It’s Contaminated” just didn’t have the same ring to it. :)

15 Responses to “Inked”

  1. Balehead says:

    Looks great! I love the Terminator quote.

  2. Stand By Me says:

    Really cool :) Love that movie. What type font is it??


  3. diana green says:

    How about the "yes" and "no" on the back of the Braham bull in Blazing Saddles?

  4. daviedave47 says:

    Very nice choices for new ink. I always appreciate those who get tattoos with meaning. Every single one of mine stems from a different aspect of my life (I have 8).

    Also, if I may…beautiful women with tattoos (excluding run-of-the-mill "tramp stamps") rate two thumbs up with me, so…

    TWO THUMBS UP!!! (more if I had them due to your slections)

  5. Thanks again ladies and gents. :)

    Dan, you don't get the opposing sentiments or you don't get why I'd want them?

  6. Anonymous says:

    *flabberghasted* :)

  7. jason says:

    Pretty hot stomach you have there, man.

  8. Dan says:

    Okay, so on the one hip, as it were, the message is that there is no destiny, yet on the other hip, a quote from a movie with the theme that everything has a purpose, that there effectively is destiny? I guess I'm having a hard time resolving that contradiction.

    I have to disagree with Amber, though. I thought "Signs" was a really stupid movie, with a plot hole big enough to drive an eighteen wheel truck through. Why would an intelligent. space-faring civilization even land on a world where poison falls from the sky every day?

  9. Those are really well done, Jill! What fun. I want to get another tattoo myself, and I'd totally be down with a pop-culture related one. If it's a big part of your life, why not celebrate it? :)

  10. Amber says:

    Aw, swing away. That was my favorite part of that vastly underrated movie.

    I have the same tattoo that Bart got on that Christmas episode of the Simpsons: "Moth" written on a heart.

  11. Lol Art!

    Barnesm, I didn't get that part of the quote, I was just letting people know what the rest of it was.

    Thanks Randy and Bob!

  12. Bobtimus says:

    i think that its cool that you got movie quotes. it shows what your passion is in. good coices too, i must say.

  13. Randy says:

    Nice, Jill. Very nice. :)

  14. Barnesm says:

    where did you get the "but what we make" tattood I can't see it?

  15. Arturo says:

    Might I recommend "DON'T PANIC" and "ALLONS-Y" for your next tats?