Explaining Love in Tattoos

From BME’s love themed tattoo gallery, here’s two ways of talking about love. On the left we’ll start with a simple love letter, on Lil Miss Strange by Lucas in Beerse, Belgium. On the right is a tattoo by Mark at On Edge in The Netherlands, with a slightly more indepth explanation — “love is the reunification of the two halves of a split soul”.

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Shannon Larratt is the founder of BME (1994) and its former editor and publisher. After a four year hiatus between 2008 and 2012, Shannon is back adding his commentary to ModBlog. It should be noted that any comments in these entries are the opinion of Shannon Larratt and may or may not be shared by BMEzine.com LLC or the other staff or members of BME. Entry text Copyright © Shannon Larratt. Reproduced under license by BMEzine.com LLC. Pictures may be copyright to their respective owners. You can also find Shannon at Zentastic or on Facebook.

5 thoughts on “Explaining Love in Tattoos

  1. The left on looks like the words are all jumbled in the sentence, but its because they wrote “is the reunification of the two halves ” in two lines, and then UNDER those two lines they added “of a split soul”..

    which means that if you’re trying to read like a normal english person, you’ll be tempted to read left to right, but that would then make this :

    “Love the reunification of a split of the two halves soul”
    .. …….
    that obviously doesn’t make sense, you have to kind of unjumble the words if figure out how its written..
    anyways i just find that a bit odd, but they both send out a beautiful message: love. :)

  2. “Love is the reunification of two halves of a split soul” sounds an AWFUL lot like the main philosophical concept behind Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

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