I love these shorts so. much. You might've guessed that because they were in my last outfit post too.. oopsie. This particular outfit definitely comes to under £15. I do love a cheap outfit that makes me feel all pretty and a little 1950s.
Scroll down to read a little about my latest tattoo :)
• vintage top & shorts • primark belt & sandals • faux rose - gift from my aunt •
I've been waiting a while to show off my newest ink - I went back to see Elliott to get it a little brighter, and it has been healing since.
One cold day in 2013, I was walking into the city centre to meet Doug, and I noticed a green shiny thing on the pavement. It was a beetle of some kind, and he was dead, so I picked him up and put him in my pocket. I carried him around all day, and I kept accidentally squishing him a bit when I forgot he was in there.
That evening, I held the beetle underneath my lamp, as Doug and I marvelled at his tiny, shiny, hairy body. Suddenly, his little legs started to move! OH MY GOODNESS he was coming back to life! Alas, they stopped moving, and didn't move ever again.
I felt a bit scared and sad, and looked up what this beetle was called. It was a rose chafer. A few weeks later I decided I wanted to get the rose chafer tattooed on my leg. I wanted him to come back to life forever. He has been resurrected in my skin for the rest of my life.
When the weather got a little warmer, I started seeing rose chafers everywhere - while walking down the road one would buzz past me, a blur of glimmering green. On a coastal walk I spotted one. More importantly, there's one who seems to live in my garden. He flies around banging into walls. Once he was in our kitchen.
Anyway, point is, rose chafers are beautiful, I think of that evening with Doug everytime I see one, and I have one on my leg thanks to Elliott and his super skills.
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