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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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:iconrikkukaulitz:
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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MindfullyArtistic Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
i some times think meds help other people deal with me better, but if i'm medicated then i don't feel emotion- like you- i feel like i'm having to 'fake' feeling bad when someone else is, or happiness sometimes i should be ecstatic... such as life though right?

I have a winged dragon wrapped around a crescent moon on my left chest/breast area and 9 scattered stars all over my body. I'm wanting to do a fiery sun on my back, maybe mid back... and I want to do a planet venus (ruling planet) and then add in another couple dozen stars, perhaps a milky way type of thing.... some air-ish looking swirls with stars, that kind of thing.... i want my body to be one continuous canvas like when people get a full back or full sleeve done.... just still need to work out details :)
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C-C-Corone Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I understand what you mean. Best thing with the meds though is that I don't swing up and down and back up again so much (I also have BPD, so that causes really extreme and quick moodswings) and it's much easier to live with a constant low than a roller-coaster of emotions. I need to talk with my doctor about anti-depressants, I don't want to be depressed all the time :(

Sounds like a lot of neat tattoos :)
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MindfullyArtistic Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
yeah, i'm rapid cycling- i can literally be up and down and back up the same day. drives my spouse insane at times...
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C-C-Corone Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know how that feels, that's pretty much how the moodswings in borderline works as well :(
I don't know which form of bipolar disorder I have, my doctor haven't told me :/
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PsychoDreamGuts Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
Whoo Emilie Autumn
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C-C-Corone Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed :D
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creativeDIYkei Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
Nice ^^
There's also another variant of this motive,like you can find on [link] in the fonts.
So why did you choose this one?
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C-C-Corone Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ^^
Well, first of all, I hadn't seen that one. And other than that, I just liked this one ^^
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ArchangelMetatron Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Absoutely beautiful. I really love seeing people with Emilie Autumn influenced tattoo's. :heart:
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:iconc-c-corone:
C-C-Corone Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
I absolutely agree! :heart:
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Veni4 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I looove the tattoo!! :D Oh, and happy birthday, a little to late ^^"
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C-C-Corone Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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Desire-Dess Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
nice one :)
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C-C-Corone Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ^^
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Superdupermucklan Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Awesome!

Supersweet tattoo! Welcome to the club ^^
3/6 now!

Kindest regards,
The King of Crows!
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C-C-Corone Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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blue-moon402 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thats so awesome i love it
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:iconc-c-corone:
C-C-Corone Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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EnshroudedVixen Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
That's epiiiic! :D I'm glad you're happy with it! ^^
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C-C-Corone Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
Can't wait for it to stop hurt, be less swollen and not having to be treated all the time XD
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EnshroudedVixen Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
No problem! X3
Haha ;D
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Yo-nakim Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool !! 8D
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C-C-Corone Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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Yo-nakim Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're you welcome :)
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C-C-Corone Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^
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