Monday, 22 July 2013

rose chafer.



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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24 comments

  1. Seriously gorgeous outfit, and lovely tattoo too :) X

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  2. Gorgeous outfit, what a fab tattoo with a great story behind it.x

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  3. oh gosh! that is such a lovely tattoo!

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  4. i found one of these recently and didn't know what it was! i think it's the same thing anyway. top photo here: http://blog.cardboardcities.co.uk/2013/06/snapshots-of-my-week-29th-june.html

    the colour of them is beautiful, isn't it! and i love this tattoo so much as well as the story behind it.

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  5. I've been reading your wonderful blog but never commented for some crazy reason, anyway I just wanted to say I love it, your style is gorgeous and love your new ink! I've just got booked in for my next piece that I'm very excited about :-)

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  6. Your outfit is adorable! Love the colors!

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  7. I love the story behind your tattoo and how it transport you back to a time in your life. That's the cool thing about tattoos eh?! Those horts are so lush that they deserve to be worn everyday!
    Sophie
    x

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  8. Cute outfit and so cheap! I love the story behind your tattoo, it's such a nice piece.

    Little Black Russian

    x

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  9. That tattoo is amazing, and I love that it's different from what you see so many people getting! The red shorts are great too, you can style them so many ways! x
    from-the-art.blogspot.com

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  10. oohh pretty pretty & i love your tatoo ^v^ xx

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  11. Ah that's such a nice story behind the tattoo! It's really unique, very pretty. xx

    Abby | Beauty and a Blogger

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  12. That's such a lovely story behind your tattoo, how sweet! It looks really good

    Chloe xxxx

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  13. Aw those shorts are good, it's so hard to find a pari which isn't too short nowadays.. I like them with that top tooxx

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  14. Incredible story and such a lovely idea behind your tattoo, it's really beautiful =).

    Erin xx

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  15. Your shorts are lovely, and so summery! That's a beautiful tattoo, and it's a beautiful story behind it xx

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  16. so many gorgeous colours - those red shorts and the greens in the tattoo! x

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  17. You look wonderful Lyzi! I absolutely love your outfit! And your Rose Chafer tattoo is gorgeous, so so beautiful! xxx


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  18. Aw, what a nice tattoo story! x

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  19. I love this tattoo + the story behind it!!

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  20. I love the story behind your tattoo! :) x

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  21. Awesome outfit :D Great blog. Keep it up!

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