I have added another member to my little body art collection, and I thought I would do a little post to mark the occasion. You can check out my other tattoos in this post My Piercings And Tattoos that I wrote a while ago now. It will give you little info on the others that I have.
So, I am a dancer, dance teacher, dance lover and I wanted to celebrate that by getting a tattoo to represent that part of me for ages. But if you type ‘dance tattoo’ into google you get the cliche pointe shoe tattoo or a silhouette of a dancer in an arabesque. To be completely honest these tattoos make me want to vomit (oops but sorry if you have one). I see them as unoriginal ideas that are repeated constantly, plus I’m no ballet girl so it would be stupid getting pointe shoes. With this tattoo I wanting to think more outside of the box than that. Contemporary dance is my thing so being weird and quirky is all part of it right?!
I have been reading for a while now Rudolf Laban’s book ‘Laban for All’, the book basically talks through Laban’s system of annotation and his findings on shape and dance movement. How we as humans have a kinesphere that is the shape of our bodies greatest reach and movement range. When reading through this book I came across the shape of an Icosahedron. Laban believes this is the shape that is most closely related to the structure and movement ability of the human body. So, the Icosahedron tattoo idea was born. Instead of your cliche pointe shoe the shape of all human movement is much more up my street! So, there is a bit of info behind the shape but If your into dance I would really give the book a read I found it so interesting!!
If you know me or have followed me for a while you will also know that I love wild flowers or just flowers in general! I’ve known for a while that I wanted to incorporate flowers into my next tattoo. So, after some doodling at work I figured out how the two could go together.
So, there you go there is the little technical story behind this tattoo. I am really happy with the way it came out and the positioning of it! I think it’s super cool!
I love reading blog posts on peoples tattoos! Have you got any tattoos with a background meaning? Let me know in the comments below!
Chloe May x
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