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Collar Bone Tattoo: Left by HiringParanoia Collar Bone Tattoo: Left by HiringParanoia
Got this Saturday. This is the one on my left. Just a hasty picture for now so that all my buddies who don't live in the area can see what they look like. It reads "this too shall come to pass", and yes, it does carry meaning for me, but I'll explain that in the artist comments on a better picture.

This will be scrapped upon arrival of a better picture.
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FavePornNotArt Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Nice fail on the 'This too shall pass' quote.

That said, holy shit you're up there. If you google image search for 'collar bone' you're RIGHT there.
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HiringParanoia Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, I know. It's kind of nifty. I'm not sure what you mean by "nice fail," though.
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FavePornNotArt Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
'This too shall come to pass' essentially says 'This will happen'. 
'This too shall pass'  means all things are temporary, most often interpreted as 'all bad things come to an end.'

What I assume is the opposite meaning of what you were going for with the old proverb.
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HiringParanoia Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You know, I wasn't entirely convinced at first that I believed that, but I'll admit that I stand corrected. I know the proverb wording is "this too shall pass," not "this too shall come to pass." I didn't really think anything of it, and just thought "come to" acted as a modifier for clarity at most. But "come to pass" is an idiom meaning essentially it's going to happen, which actually would change the entire meaning from "everything, good or bad, is transient" to "shit happens." (Yes, I know I'm grossly paraphrasing.) I didn't really realize it until you pointed it out.

Pretty sure that's the gist of what you're saying, there.

In any case, I'm the first to admit that the tattoos on my collar bones are a case of a young and dumb mistake. I didn't spend very much time thinking about it before getting it, and I didn't pick a very good artist (he wasn't skilled enough to float the ink on this location, so it's pretty blurry and illegible) to do it. I've been meaning to get both collar bones redone by someone who can actually manage to give me what I want out of it, so when I do get around to it, I'm going to do it right this time.

In the meantime, I can live with "shit happens" essentially being tattooed on my flesh. For the reasons I got the tattoos in the first place? It still suits.

Legitimately, thanks for pointing out yet another mistake I made when getting this done. If I got your meaning wrong, feel free to point it out.
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casscore Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
does this have anything to do with lotr? something like this sounds familiar, that's al.
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HiringParanoia Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Found a link! [link] Not Tolkien, but yeah. Still my favorite proverb thingy.
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HiringParanoia Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Um...this is the one that says this too shall come to pass. And I know how ignorant this is going to make me sound for not thoroughly investigating before I got it inked, but I had always assumed it was just an 'old wives' saying, you know? But now that you mention LOTR, I can definitely see what you mean, and I'm definitely going to check. If it is LOTR, that would be so awesome, I love that man's work so much.
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FenrixSilverstreak Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Thinking about getting a tat right there. Did it hurt? Obviously it hurt a little, but just curious. Its beautifully done, btw.
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HiringParanoia Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
No where NEAR as much as I thought it would. But I do have a high pain threshhold, and a severe needle phobia. But I still only swore three times. You hae to be really careful while it's healing though, my right one's blurring a lot. Don't think I was careful enough...
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FenrixSilverstreak Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
wow, sounds like me. High pain threshold, but deathly afraid of needles. >_>

Anything I should know beforehand about being careful?
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