When I was 14, I fell in love. The love I felt was so strong, and so true, that 14 years later I decided to tattoo myself with a reminder of that love. No, I’m not talking about my high school sweetheart, but something much more dear to me: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon.
After years of swearing off tattoos (I always thought they looked cool, but I was certain I’d immediatley regret whatever I got) I went crazy one week and decided it was time to get one. I think I always knew that if I ever decided to get a tattoo, it would have something to do with Sailor Moon. I did a google search and found so many amazing designs, and was soon overwhelmed by ideas. One thing I did know; my tattoo was going to be awesome.
Now, being someone that was previously afraid of getting a tattoo, I was surprised to find how easily I came to the decision that I was going to get a tattoo in the center of my chest. Almost every important thing that happened in the series happened because of Sailor Moon’s command of the silver crystal, generally located in the center of her chest. It was carried in all of her pretty pink lockets that helped her transform. I was nearly settled on a locket, or an image of the silver crystal bursting forth from one of the lockets (probably this one), which would have been totally awesome and bad ass.
In the end, I settled on a very simplistic design. I admire anyone who actually goes through with an incredibly nerdy tattoo design, something that people look at and say, “holy shit, that’s an awesome tattoo of something we both love and can now talk about.”
Most people I meet think it’s just a lotus flower.
If you have an awesome nerdy tattoo you’d like to show off, post it in the comments section below.