I’m really over everyone saying “but what about what they’re going to look like when you’re old.” or “your tattoos aren’t going to look good when you’re old.” or some variation of that. Who gives a shit? Sure life expectancy is pretty high…but who’s to say you’re even going to get old? You could die in a minute, a day, a month, or maybe years. Why sit here & avoid getting a tattoo because you’re afraid of what it’s going to look like years ahead? If you love it now, if it means something now or always has…get it.
Does anyone really think that it’s going to fucking matter when you look like a road map anyways? I get it that people are naturally superficial but I swear to god if I’m 80 & still care to that extent about what I look like then I hope someone breaks my hips. I don’t wanna be that way.
It’s always a balancing act between living in the now but making choices that you’re not going to regret later. You wanna do things but aren’t sure if the consequences are worth it & who’s to say you’re even going to have to live with them. I just think tattoos don’t fall into that category “I shouldn’t now because what if later…” I know a lot of people feel that way because visible tattoos could be a hindrance to maybe landing a job you want etc but I don’t think your decision should be based on “It’s going to look bad when I’m old.” No offense but all of you isn’t going to look “great.” I’m not saying once you’re older you’re ugly. I’m just saying your hair is probably going to fall out and/or gray, your teeth are going to go, you’ll be covered in wrinkles, your skin is going to be loose….on & on. Mind as well get beautiful artwork that you’re going to be able to show off for a pretty good amount of time with possible stories to tell because either way your looks are going to go downhill. It’s life.
People judge me all the time on how much I love these games (some would say obsessed? pshhh) I don’t really care. I’m not a huge gamer. I don’t know everything there is to know about video games. I don’t analyze the poop out of them. I don’t play them nearly as much as I used to. But I DO enjoy them when I have the time.
Zelda has ALWAYS been my favorite, since I first started gaming when I was a wee one. I started with Ocarina of Time and loved it so much, and it remains my favorite of the “series” or whatever you wanna call it. I loved the story-line. I loved the characters. I loved the graphics. I loved the temples. I loved the music. I loved everything about it, and still do.
But the main reason it’s so special to me is how happy it made me when I was a kid. How it took me away for hours from everything else going on in my life. I’m not here to complain, but to just be honest. I had a pretty shitty childhood. It could’ve been worse, but it was definitely..complicated. Zelda was the only game I was really into (besides Mario Party and brief interludes with Pokemon Snap & Banjo Kazooie) It was the only game that “transported” me. It brought a light to darkness, so to speak.
I grew up on that game. And that’s why it’s special. No other game will make me feel the way OoT & Majora’s Mask do because I’m not a child anymore. I’ve played the others, & I really do love them all..but those two will always be special to me. They were like a friend to me when I was young, when I didn’t really have any friends. I don’t give a shit how lame or pathetic or corny it sounds. Zelda was my friend. And it will always hold a special place in my heart.
When I hear music from it, I get a smile on my face. It just makes me retardedly happy. I have a tattoo of a Kokiri emerald behind my ear and I plan on getting another Zelda-related tattoo. People often think it’s stupid or geeky or whatever to permanently put something related to a video game on their body, but honestly, why should anyone else care? These games mean something to me. & I’m perfectly okay with geeking out.