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Opheliac Tattoo by C-C-Corone Opheliac Tattoo by C-C-Corone
May I present to you, one of my birthday presents, my first tattoo. I took it today, so it's still a bit swollen and sore.

Let me give a brief explanation behind the tattoo.
The tattoo is a sort of tribute to Emilie Autumn, as well as a symbol of strength and courage for me.
Almost every time feel down, angry, frustrated or scared, Opheliac makes me feel better and it gets me through even the worst of days. I listen to her songs every day, and I never get tired of them.
The Opheliac stereotype describes me so well, and by accepting the fact, I can easier fight it and live my life in a better, less destructive way. In that way, this tattoo is very personal and meaningful to me.

My next tattoo will be designed by myself though :3

Oh, and this photo is not so good, it looks much better in reality ^^

To avoid being asked what "Opheliac" means, here is a explanation of the word (from Urban dictionary):

In reference to the character Ophelia in Shakespeare's Hamlet, Opheliac is a noun meaning one who has delved into madness. The source of this word comes from Emilie Autumn's new album, titled Opheliac, along with a song sharing the title name.

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One afflicted by the disease "Ophelia" a condition wherein the sufferer exhibits patterns of self destruction caused by influences both external and internal, and the inability to tell the difference. An Opheliac may suffer from some mental illness such as bipolar disorder, which, unfortunately, only serves to absolve those around her from any responsibility for driving her mad themselves, thus supposing the patient far madder than she is in fact.

A person who is their own worst enemy and allows others to destroy them.
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RikkuKaulitz Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
I understands :3
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twilightyaoifangirl Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student
gorgeous darling. im not quite old enough for a tattoo yet... (15) but when i lace up my corset everyday i feel exactly the same. rule #2 really resonates with me
"Your corset is your armor,
lace it tightly.
Breathing is unimportant" <3
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hefeigal Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so cool!
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blackened-thoughts Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
this turned out awesome! I plan to get the same one done in about 2 months, I can only hope mine will look as awesome as yours! :) enjoy it and spread the plague
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zyera5 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Love it!
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ASFmaggot Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Pretty EA tattoo!
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MindfullyArtistic Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
thank you for sharing the meaning of the word, because at first i was like- really? and now i'm like- damn that's cool! being bipolar- i've been in that madness, that hell..... I completely get it now. so, sweet tattoo!!
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C-C-Corone Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I knew most people wouldn't understand the meaning behind the tattoo if I didn't write it out :)
I'm really sorry that you have to deal with bipolarity, it's an awful disorder, and I am glad that you like it!
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MindfullyArtistic Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
yeah... its a rough one. i hate being medicated (i feel it stunts my creativity) but if i'm not... well... lets just say it isn't pretty *sigh* ahh well... i do love this- planning another tattoo but not sure what at this point :)
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C-C-Corone Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same here, my medication makes me rather sluggish any creativity. I also feel that I can't feel enough emotions to act properly at certain situations, like if a friend is feeling really bad, and I can't really force out enough emotion to even share it :/
But yeah, medication still makes life easier...
I'm also currently planning another tattoo, but haven't quite decided either :)
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