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06 August 2006 @ 10:54 am
Bjork's Tatto, The Vegvisir!  
I dion't know if this blog has been mentioned here before but this guy http://bjorkzine.blogspot.com/ writes some great Bjork articles and just did one about Bjork's tattoo "the vegvisir" and people who have the same tattoo. Interesting and inspiring! :)
 
 
 
kristen <3criticalilusion on August 7th, 2006 01:53 am (UTC)
How interesting! My friend manny is in that picture as "bjork fan". In fact, he's in Iceland right now interning at greenhouse studios. I wonder if he knows he's in this article???
vegvisir13 on August 7th, 2006 01:19 pm (UTC)
hmmmm, it's small world! lol
aly catsillyaly on August 7th, 2006 04:52 am (UTC)
I've got that tattoo :)
petursson on August 7th, 2006 05:37 am (UTC)
mmmm, boards of canada (droooooool)
vegvisir13 on August 7th, 2006 01:20 pm (UTC)
cool!
petursson on August 7th, 2006 06:11 am (UTC)
you know, when i heard of people getting the same tattoo as her, i though 'that seems a bit much...'. dont get me wrong, i mean, im chrushing on Bjork like a school boy with the weight of the worlds water on his back, but getting the same tattoo? seems a bit far.

but reading that kinda made me want to get one, lol.
vegvisir13 on August 7th, 2006 01:17 pm (UTC)
I really love the symbol and Bjork too, I think it makes a great tattoo but not just because she has it, I like synbolism and Viking lore too and I think if I didn't already have a Viking ship tattoo, I would possibly consider a vegvisir. Oh well, I'll just have to use it for an avatar lol.
vic_and_i on August 8th, 2006 08:02 pm (UTC)
enjoy mine
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vegvisir13 on August 9th, 2006 05:10 am (UTC)
Re: enjoy mine
Cool!
petursson on August 9th, 2006 12:11 pm (UTC)
Re: enjoy mine
whoa thats excellent! i really like the Vespertine font
jmmvajmmva on August 8th, 2006 09:59 pm (UTC)
tatoos
I like them, but I guess they're just not for me. For some reason, I always think about how they would age and fade and droop when the skin ages or wrinkles. So I just sort of cringe at the idea of getting one myself. But I guess the upper arm stays pretty firm when you're an old person, right? I guess that'd be the best place to get one. My brother and his friend gave eachother the same tatoo once on their outer arms, it said "z-" which was their estimation of the worst grade you could get in school. Kind of punk, or something. The people I know with tatoos all seem to be sort of punk or outrageous in some way, rebellious. But I think it's sort of literally too easy to just get a tatoo and think it means much of anything at all... But I guess that was interesting to read about how some people really think a tatoo will change their life, or the direction in which they're going. I don't really believe that, but whatever, to each his own. Glad that girl came off the prozac and discovered Bjork, and if it was a tatoo that changed her life, that's pretty cool.
vegvisir13 on August 9th, 2006 01:45 am (UTC)
Re: tatoos
That's neat! I agree, a tattoo can't change you. I see it as a form of expression mostly, a way to make a statement or to tell others something about you. It's been going on for a long time lol.
jmmvajmmva on August 9th, 2006 02:57 am (UTC)
Re: tatoos
yeah I just see it as decoration, really. It's fascinating that people do stuff like that to adorn themselves or to change their appearance. It's funny that we all wear clothes, really, actually, too, come to think of it. Sometimes people wear personalities, too, like when people do covers of other people's songs. Or like I have this tape of this chinese popstar, Faye Wong or something like that,...and she does a lot of covers of tunes from the 80's and 90's and sort of mixes half Chinese and half English lyrics, and I think that's funny. Does a Cranberries tune. It's like wearing someone else's skin, or something. I guess sometimes people need to do that in order to discover their own capacities. Like I saw a documentary on Bob Dylan who idolized and emulated Woody Guthry a lot until he found his own voice, or learned to write tunes in the style he loved, and could grow through that. And the same for Ray Charles. He was like a chameleon vocally in the beginning, copying lots of people, like Nat King Cole and trying to sound like other people and getting good at their songs. Then he found his own voice. I like Bjork because she doesn't seem to sound like anyone else, really. But maybe she too was sort of copying and shuffling through all the sounds she's heard and spitting it out in her own way. It's stuff like that that fascinates me. Accessing the universal inside everyone, and yet the uniqueness. Like no two snowflakes are the same. That tatoo looks like a snowflake to me. Like a rune too. Actually snowflakes are usually 6-sided, so maybe not. I heard something about how nothing would exist without broken symmetry. Fascinating. Like even time wouldn't exist if there were no events to break the symmetry.
vegvisir13 on August 9th, 2006 04:08 pm (UTC)
Re: tatoos
Yep, that's why she's so inspiring for sure!
bjorkzine on August 26th, 2006 05:42 pm (UTC)
Re: tattoos
It's great to see a thread like this regarding my tattoo article, and I've posted a link to this page on Bjork Zine. As I say on the site, I'm working on Part Two of the article about Bjork's tattoo and other people who have it, and if anyone else has a vegvisir, or a tattoo relating to Bjork in anyway at all, please send me a good photo of it. I expect that I'll post any and all that I receive. It would also be great to include a story of what led to your Bjork tattoo and what it means to you. Please pass this on to anyone you know with a Bjork tattoo.

Any of the above can be sent to bjorkzine@yahoo.com

Thanks!