The media coverage around Cheryl
Tweedy Cole Fernandez-Versini toilet attendant thug * and her new tattoo made me chuckle.
First reaction – “OMG! Cheryl has a new tattoo on her cleavage, and we were so busy obsessing over her first official public appearance with the One Directioner in Cannes that we didn’t even notice!”
(in spite of the fact she was wearing a very low cut jumpsuit)
Second reaction – “What does Cheryl’s tattoo mean? Reports tell us it’s a Buddhist symbol for enlightenment, which would reflect her personal life, the breakdown of her second marriage, and her new relationship with afore mentioned One Directioner”
…maybe she just liked it?
Y’know, thought it would be a cool place to get a tattoo and found a design that would look nice.
Radical, I know.
People get way too caught up in the meaning behind tattoos.
Yes, it’s nice if they have a story and mean something to you. People get tattooed to commemorate times, places, events and people. They get tattooed to remember someone or to heal a physical or mental wound. And that’s great.
But it’s also OK to pick a design just because you like it. Just because it’s pretty.
I have “Dad” tattooed on my right hip. I did it last year because I wanted my Dad to know what he means to me while he’s still here, rather than waiting and getting a memorial tattoo when he’s not. That’s important and personal.
I also have a black rose on my left shoulder that I had done purely because I thought it would look lovely. It’s not personal but it’s still important.
Without casting aspersions on Cheryl, she has a bottom full of pink roses. Very well done pink roses, granted.
But, with that in mind, does she really seem the type of person to adorn herself with a Buddhist spiritual symbol?
And that’s perfectly fine.
I have another tattoo appointment tomorrow. I’m getting a flower mandala on the inside of my upper arm. Does it hold any personal meaning? Nope! But it will look pretty as hell!
Thanks, as always, for reading! x
*I’m only teasing about Cheryl’s name and past, I actually quite like her. Well, as much as you can like someone who’s so pretty you actually want to cry when you see yourself in comparison 😉