Awhile back my friends and I made plans to get Harry Potter related tattoos before the last movie comes out. I’m not sure if I’ve expressed it too much here, but Harry Potter has uh…a staple in my life since I was probably 10-11 years old. The books have been timeless for me and I don’t remember a year since I began reading them that I didn’t re-read at least 2 of the books. When the last book came out my friends and I went to a Midnight release Harry Potter Party that was at a park. It was probably one of the best nights of my life. There was tents with different classroom themes such as Divinition, tons of dementors walking around (which we defeated with the helps of our wands and silly string), and way too many Harry Potter fans to count. We dressed up (I’m a Ravenclaw by the way) and went around interviewing people about why they loved Harry Potter. The videos are long lost but I still have a photo from the night.
And here was one photo from when I saw the last Harry Potter movie.
The next movie is less than a week away and I can’t wait to go to the midnight premiere in my Ravenclaw outfit. It’s super funny to see the looks on people’s faces if you happen to stray away from the theater into different public places.
Anyways, the real point of this post was to reveal one idea I had for my tattoo. Originally I was going to get a really small tattoo of the Deathly Hallows symbol. However now I’m thinking of something a little bit different.
The feather is less obvious as a Harry Potter tattoo yet is relevant as it is a common motif in the books. I like the realistic, slightly tattered appearance of this feather and I even like the location but I don’t want to spoil job opportunities…
I’ve received a lot of negative reactions after telling people I was getting a tattoo. My mom had really no issue with it but other people said it didn’t suit me because I was too girly. I agree that I really never thought I would get a tattoo but I think something has changed in my life because my mindset is different. The feather is still girly, dainty and sophisticated in my opinion. I’m not getting a flaming skull, for crying out loud. I suppose I shouldn’t care about what other people think because it’s for me, on my body. Still, I expect a few bad reactions even on here, but I’d rather hear about where you think I should get the tattoo. I’m looking for ideas and suggestions on location, so please share. I’d also like to hear about your personal tattoo stories and if it has ever ruined a job opportunity for you.