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Concept for my tattoo by VIIIFireLordAxel Concept for my tattoo by VIIIFireLordAxel
I drew this on myself last night with pens. The scroll are all strategically placed to cover up my more prominent self harming scars. The scroll at the bottom is really wonky, so I'd fix that obviously. This is just to check out the placement and whatnot. I have to wait to turn eighteen because my parents absolutely DO NOT approve of tattoos. But because I don't give a fuck what my parents think I'm going to get one anyway.

Why Kingdom Hearts for my scars? I was cutting a lot at the time when I first started playing. I was one of those weird kids that you REALLY didn't want to talk to because they were freakishly morbid but couldn't even pull off the whole dark and mysterious thing. I was drawing really weird shit, and I was NOT much of an artist AT ALL.

But Kingdom Hearts, lame as it sounds, really did change me. I started drawing, REALLY drawing, and you can go into my scraps or just the back of my portfolio really to see where I started from. I took up violin, and stayed with it cause I could play Hikari. I started writing. All these things made me better as a person, and even though it's just a fandom, I think it's been in my life long enough to have changed it, and even if one day I say "Oh yeah, that's my first tattoo back from when I liked Kingdom Hearts" it won't matter, because I'LL always know what it did for me.
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roxxza Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is beautiful, the tattoo, the story and the overall concept.
I actually, when designing my own tattoo conjured up something oddly similar (great minds think alike I suppose!) With the ribbons around the heart and a quote from the game..
If you haven't gotten it yet.. be wary with the lettering because when I got mine the quote couldn't really go wouldve been too close, yadda yadda the ink wouldve bled all that good stuff!
So I suggest make some more alternate designs and incorperate the quote in other ways because I'd hate for you (with your concept) to have to get rid of the quote as well.. (mine was crazy similar to yours I should post it one day, small world ahah which is why I'm telling you this) but other than that its beautiful and I wish you the best with it :)
VIIIFireLordAxel Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't gotten it yet, no, where I work they don't allow tattoos to be visible, so I have to wait a while for that one. Thanks so much for your advice, though! I would've hated to have had the ink bleed all over the place and whatnot. Not really sure where the quote would be able to go if not on the scroll, what with the location and all, maybe I could just have the text weaving around the heart? I'd love to see yours someday!
roxxza Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'll definitely message it to you one day or even post it here :3 
but yeah, I worked at Gamestop when I got mine so it didn't matter much but when I went I had a really similar two ribbon on the top and bottom thing like this but with a different saying and it's on my upper arm but I just ind of redesigned it on the spot to an equally pleasing design with the artist.
I had a quote on mine in the ribbons too but he said that it would look mushy yanno?
but who knows it might work for you where you're putting it.
VIIIFireLordAxel Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it ultimately depends on the artist and what they're willing or capable of doing
Rebcutie Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student Photographer
Oh my gosh. This is absolutely perfect. The description, the tattoo, everything. I just have no words.
ShadowYazoo Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
There is definitely a great underlying message and true heart in Kingdom Hearts. Just from the impact it made on so many people, I think it stopped being 'just a game' ever since kingdom hearts 2. And that's why I will always cosplay from it :) 
h0ckeychic93 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
that's really awesome! I hope it all works out for you :) it's really amazing to see how important games can be to people and it really is inspiring, I know kingdom hearts has made quite an impact on my life as well. Definitely worthy of being the first tattoo :)
Ally-Kay Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love your reasoning's behind your tattoo. I was not a self harming to myself but I can stay Kingdom Hearts can defiantly change people, I started playing it when I was 10 and I'm now 21 and over those 11 years I discovered animation, manga, cosplaying, and a completely different world that I didn't know existed. I got to find people who were quote "weird" like me through this series and honestly the messages through this game series is beautiful too (:
VIIIFireLordAxel Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. It's really lovely to hear from people that I'm not alone in this and that I'm not the only one that's been changed. Cosplay is another thing that Kingdom Hearts introduced to me
Ally-Kay Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's awesome :)
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