This is my first and currently only tattoo, but definitely not the last. I get a lot of questions about what it stands for and it has a lot of meanings. For one I got it because a lot of people feel caged and bored and don’t understand why, I think it’s because we’re/they’re afraid to take the chance to do something radical or to test themselves and just get comfortable in patterns. Eventually they feel like the caged bird. It’s kind of a reminder for me to never settle until I’ve lived.
There’s also a quote from a Suis La Lune song that goes “you will stay in my memory, like a bird in a cage” which means a lot to me for reasons.
Made at “Circle Tattoo” in Stockholm, Sweden by Dawid (who always uses vegan ink.)
Maybe when people feel caged or bored and don’t understand why, it’s because they’re afraid to take the chance to do something radical or to test themselves, like getting a tattoo that isn’t a picture of a bird in a cage that they’ve heavily loaded with “meaning.” Break the patterns you’re comfortable with, people! Get a marmot tattoo! Get a water buffalo tattoo! Get a giant weta tattoo! No, seriously, somebody get a giant weta tattoo, STAT. Did you know those things can eat carrots? Although, imagine if you got a giant weta tattoo on your leg, and then you woke up and a giant weta was on top of you, trying to mate with it? Top ten worst nightmares ever, right there. So get a giant weta tattoo, but maybe cover it up if you ever go to New Zealand.