✨TATTOO BANANA YOSHIMOTO✨
In July 2016, @itsmarziapie got this cartoon-style portrait of author Banana Yoshimoto tattooed on her arm.
She commissioned illustrator @ankeweckmann to create the drawing and then had it tattooed by @katja_velvettattoo . She wanted the design to be an artistic interpretation rather than a literal portrait. On her YouTube channel, Cutiepie Marzia, she explained:
✨’La case sulla luna’ TATTOO✨
- In September 2015, Marzia got this tattoo on her left forearm, which says “La casa sulla luna” in her native language Italian 🇮🇹, means “The house on the moon” in English.
It’s a phrase from the book We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson, which has helped Marzia to deal with her social anxiety. The house on the the moon is a metaphor for a feeling of safety. On her blog ‘Marzia’s life’ she explained: - @itsmarziapie : But this topic brings me to the next tattoo: “La casa sulla luna”, which translated is “The house on the moon”. This refers to my social anxiety: once again, you know I struggle with it, and it used to be really really bad. This sentence comes from one of my favourite books, “We Have Always Lived in the Castle”, where the protagonist, after going through a tragedy, can never leave the house without feeling observed and judged by people.
If you have social anxiety you know that feeling very well: as soon as you leave your safe place, it feels like everybody is staring at you, and you just want to hide from the world.
In the story, the girl would imagine her safe place in her head (the house on the moon) while being outside, just so that thought could be somewhat comforting to her. And so I tried it myself, I would think about it as well while leaving the house, or when I was in uncomfortable situations, and it helped me greatly.
WHO'S GOING TO THE RAID? 😂 People are already on their way 🛫. By u/stk-18
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Get ready kids because I’m not giving up on this account yet teehee
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also I’m a clown and uploaded the thumbnail thinking it was the edit LMAO