For the past few weeks I've had ... not quite the same dream over and over, but a recurring theme. (NOT a recurring theme of my usual stress dreams either, thank goodness!) In the dreams, I'm either getting two particular tattoos or I already have these two tattoos, and neither of the tattoos are the design I was thinking of getting as my next ink.*
The dream tattoos, the first: along the outside of my left forearm, the phrase "Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc", in the same font as my other text tattoo. Yes, the Addams family motto, which is something I've considered as a tattoo for decades, even if the actual translation of that Latin text ISN'T “We gladly feast upon those who would subdue us", and is instead pretty much gibberish. (Oh hey, I made a Tumblr post about that a while ago.)
The dream tattoo, the second: Along the outside of my of my right forearm, and in some dreams, twining around the words of the Addams family motto on my left forearm, twining blackberry vines. Vines with leaves, fruit, and a few blossoms, done in black and gray shading. Essentially, having sleeves of blackberry vines. Which is something I've never thought about before, but is a lovely notion.
I am going to give serious thought (more than I already have, which is saying something) to getting the Addams' motto inked on me. I've wanted it since I first saw the movie, and I don't think I really care that the Latin is gibberish. *I* would know what it means. As for the blackberry vine sleeves? I don't know. Blackberries are my favorite fruit, and a sure sign of autumn, my favorite season ...
*The next tattoo I *thought* I was getting is the symbol of the Order of the Dragon, in honor of Vlad III Dracula.