Thursday, 6 September 2012

My Helena Bonham Carter tattoo!

I cannot deny the fact that one or two people have questioned my decision to have Helena Bonhan Carter's initials tattooed to my left wrist. If you do not know anything about me, then perhaps this does seem a little bit bizarre. A few suggested that I may be better getting it done somewhere that can be easily covered up. However, my two other tattoos are rarely on display; I wanted this one to be something I can show off. After all, isn't that the main reason why we get them done?

Completely over the moon with the way the tattoo looks, I have zero regrets.Again, I've been prodded with thoughts of: "But what if you regret it when you're older?" and "What if you stop liking Helena?" First of all, that's never going to happen. That's like suggesting fans of Audrey Hepburn or Marilyn Monroe will stop admiring their idols and watching their films. Helena has an endless supply of talent that brings an equally unstoppable amount of entertainment. What's not to like?

However, the tattoo is not just a mark of my appreciation for Helena's acting abilities. Yes, the initials stand for 'Helena Bonham Carter', but the actual presence of the tattoo stands for seizing the day, and being who I want to be. Tattoos highlighting Carpe Diem are not uncommon, but I didn't want just that; I wanted something with a deeper, more personal meaning. Helena has a very unique personality who is, if she does not mind me saying so, not afraid to be true to herself. Her eccentric fashion sense is the cause of my own wardrobe.

It was only after I began to fall in love with Helena's roles that I started to feel comfortable with who I am. She also allowed me to realise one or two things about my own personality which I was not previously aware of. This tattoo is a reminder of that. Plus, it is, of course, a way to show my support for Helena's career. I absolutely love my tattoo, and no matter what anybody says about it, I will not ever regret my decision to have it done.

Amy x