(ignore the minor bruising).
“ah life they have cheated you” - a line from Marilyn Monroe’s poetry. The bow is from 1939’s “Gone with the Wind” and is worn by Vivien Leigh’s Scarlett O’Hara.
Both of these woman have meant so much to me in my life. In many ways, they raised me. Marilyn and Vivien’s Scarlett were my solace. Their kind words healed me. I found refuge in their works.
Too, I’m majoring in both film and literature. This tattoo commemorates both my love for Old Hollywood and literature.
Life is beautiful and tragic, one can be hardened by it and vulnerable to it at the same time (just as Marilyn, just as Scarlett, just as me) and that is the constant reminder to hold on.
The Cookie Monster Presents Sesame Street: Gone With the Wind.
Starring Kermit the Frog.