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Theater Tattoo

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Theater Tattoo#1
Posted: 1/3/08 at 4:58pm
I decided for my birthday, I am getting my first tattoo!
I want it to be a short theater related quote or from a show, or most preferably, from a shakespeare play (Something small, like around my ankle or on my hip)

I was thinking of getting
"To Thine own self be true" from Hamlet


or "Some people care too much, I think It's called love" from Winnie THe pooh,but thats totally not theater related....

But I know something shakespeare related would be something I wouldn't regret.

Any suggestions?

kudos to those who give awesome ideas
Fear no more the heat o' the sun, Nor the furious winter's rages; Thou thy worldly task hast done, Home art gone and ta'en thy wages: Golden lads and girls all must, As chimney-sweepers, come to dust. ~Cymbeline
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re: Theater Tattoo#2
Posted: 1/3/08 at 5:11pm
I have 5, I thought about them for a very long time, each time, because I knew they would stay with me.

Since you are young....what you may want today may not be what you want in 10 years, and trust me things change.Think about it even longer.

It should have meaning to YOU...and usually trite lines are a passing fancy......

Just think about it....I have seen way too many people sorry for what they ended up with, as things change.

In the end, it is your decision.

It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story... AGATHA CHRISTIE, Life magazine, May 14, 1956
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re: Theater Tattoo#2
Posted: 1/3/08 at 5:22pm
Cute idea, but I wouldn't go with "To thine own self be true." Polonius, the character who says it, speaks mostly in vague, meaningless platitudes, and is largely in the play for comic relief. The speech that it's in is one long set of contradictory advice, "be not too much this, but neither too much this," and such. After all the bad advice he gives, "to thine own self be true" is more an ironic punchline than anything else.
"Why, I make more money than... than... than Calvin Coolidge! PUT TOGETHER!"
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re: Theater Tattoo#3
Posted: 1/3/08 at 6:07pm
Haven't tattoos kind of jumped the shark...
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re: Theater Tattoo#4
Posted: 1/3/08 at 6:11pm
From THE LION KING:

"I'm surrounded by idiots"
"Long live God!" (GODSPELL)
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re: Theater Tattoo#5
Posted: 1/3/08 at 6:13pm
Truth be told, Dolly has a tattoo of babs on his tush
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re: Theater Tattoo#6
Posted: 1/3/08 at 7:51pm
Before you hit the parlor. Consider...


http://www.guzer.com/videos/snl_tattoo_removal.php

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re: Theater Tattoo#7
Posted: 1/3/08 at 8:01pm
"Haven't tattoos kind of jumped the shark..."

uh, No.....however using "jumped the shark" certainly has......
It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story... AGATHA CHRISTIE, Life magazine, May 14, 1956
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re: Theater Tattoo#8
Posted: 1/4/08 at 12:16am
Thank you for that, scott68, that's just what I was going to say. For some reason (probably because they haven't actually read Hamlet) people don't realize that "to thine own self be true" is supposed to be hypocrisy. I'm sure Shakespeare would think it was hilarious to see people have that line tattooed on their body.