My “Mirror Of Erised”
Yes, That is me in a work uniform! I thought I would start a regular post to share your, as readers, tattoos on a Tuesday! I’ll start off my posting my favourite one on my 3/4 sleeve that I got in January of 2011 (The heart was from May 2010) by friend Laura at Legends Tattoo Studio in my town of Hindley.
For those who don’t know, I am a HUGE Harry Potter geek. Seriously.. Every Christmas/holiday get together, my cousins & I play the special edition of “Scene It?”. I know, we’re geeks. The Mirror Of Erised, for those who have never read/seen the series, is a mythical object. When you stand in front of it, shows the “deepest and most desperate desire of one’s heart.” (Hence why I had it tattooed around my heart).
It is said that on the mirror, reads the inscription: “Erised stra ehru oyt ube cafru oyt on wohsi” which when reversed and correctly spaced reads “I show not your face but your heart’s desire“. The Mirror shows the greatest desire of the one looking into it upon its surface, often with them having achieved some goal or ambition. However, since each person is unique, only they can see it from their point of view.
You should watch The Philosopher’s Stone if you wish to see it in action! (*Note* The tattoo is just a representation of the mythical object, which is why it is oval rather than rectangular)
I would LOVE to hear your tattoo stories! Feel free to email them in to firstname.lastname@example.org or using the Contact Me page at the top. I look forward to hearing your tattoo stories!