Back tattoo

Back tattoo (Photo credit: The Pug Father)

Etched on skin
Ageless narratives
Symbols and signs
Personal canvas
Faded by time
Testament to
The artistry of pain
And the pain of artistry
Exotic creatures
Like from another land
Or galaxy
So intriguing
Living their truth
In riotous ink

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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15 Responses to Ink

  1. I’m always amazed at the beauty of some tattoos. I’d never get one, but they’re definitely a testament to pain and art like you say.

  2. Debaroon says:

    Heyyyyy dat is so so coooooooooool……now u c dat is one true emotion….but really every word hits d reader straight, stirs the title till the end..

    Awesome wrk, m so sry I hvnr been able to read since saturday, my brand new job’s sucking every bit of me…but I wil surely exacavate ur site, very soooooooooooooooon….

    But ya dis one was really.nice…loveddd it

    • Thank you so much, and I totally understand what time drain a job can be, I’m struggling with the same thing myself!! πŸ™‚

      • Debaroon says:

        But, you are doing far good..Have to pick it up from you…Awake till now, its 2.30 am here, burned some lamp, and wrote one, but still need practice to both, read and write posts…..Trying……….lollllllllllll…TC

      • I tend to write in bursts then schedule them over a period of time. This is a blessing right now as I have so little time to write, but from work done a few weekends ago I have poems scheduled to post over the next 6 weeks or so…takes the pressure off for the moment LOL. But don’t be so hard on yourself…your writing is great, I always enjoy reading your posts when I see them in my Reader. πŸ™‚

  3. Chatty Owl says:

    Writings in ink.. Marks for life.. So beautifully written!

  4. Sheila says:

    I love these lines: “the artistry of pain/ and the pain of artistry”

  5. This is lovely! I only have one tattoo a tribal one around my left calf, my husband has the same tattoo around his left bicep.

    • Thank you! I’ve often thought about getting a dragon tattoo..that won’t suprise anyone, LOL…but I’m a bit of a coward when it comes to the pain,LOL. πŸ™‚

      • That’s why I chose my calf its my toughest part that and I looked at my family how they age and the calves remain pretty firm, Didn’t want my tattoo swinging from a chicken wing lol

  6. purple says:

    Just mentioning the word Ink conjures up so many images, so many memories and narratives observed …

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