“Try to overcome your doubt. Believe you are beautiful. Look at yourself through someone elses green eyes. Believe someone out there will find you and kiss your skin until you can feel it blister with the heat. Believe in something bigger than your problems and you will be saved. Look up at the beautiful “melon sky”. It will answer all your questions. It will unite us against the machine. My best friend taught me the best way to battle the machine is to ignore it. Ignore the obnoxious hipsters. Ignore those who will put you in a box because of what country you were spat out of. Ignore the judgemental indie rockers. Ignore the trenchoat mafia. Ignore the right wing fanatics. Ignore anyone who rubs you the wrong way. Ignore me if you need to but dont ignore love. It’s what I am fighting for.”—Max Bemis (via mishsquish)
i just learned that there is in fact a method of tattooing called branding, in which the artist either uses a cautery pen or a heated piece of metal to burn the image into your skin. this intrigues me….i want one.