19 January 2011 @ 06:48 pm
Ville's gorgeous rings + update (please help!)  
Hello there sweeties! I would like to ask you 2 questions that I have been obsessed with lately. I am myself very much into HIM and Ville, thus I wouldn't make a post if I had been able to find the answers online myself - either in an interview, a video, a photobucket album, a transcript, a radio show, or a translation. Here are my tormenting wonders of the moment :

1) Where the f*** is Ville at these days? And what is he up to?

I am pretty sure he is in his tower in Helsinki, writing lyrics and composing music. He probably doesn't have any music agreements at the moment, at least regarding HIM, since Daniel Lioneye is just about to start a tour in the US (without him) around the end of january. Anyway, I was wondering if he's been spotted anywhere since this past december. Besides a magazine interview I've read from early december, he seems nowhere to be found. :(   Besides, he seemed pretty bummed in interviews after the Screamworks tour and promotion ended. I just hope he's enjoying himself rather than getting all depressed like behore he went to rehab.

2) Where did Ville get the rings he's been wearing ever since Deep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights? Do you know anything about them? Here's what I know :

- He said in an interview that they were all-silver, so very heavy. He might be carrying them with him since he said they were in his dressing room, during the said interview.
- Ville told the interviewer that he didn't wear the rings all the time because they were very noisy when holding a mic.
- After looking closely at all the pictures I've collected of these rings, I've noticed there are some sort of swirls and abstract designs carved lightly in them. It's only visible in recent high def pictures. Before then, the rings look as if they are polished and plain.
- I guess the rings are probably custom-made since there is no way you can get such elaborated quality rings that fit every finger perfectly.
(As you might have figured out by now, I really love these rings. Not only because they are Ville's, but because they are unique, eye-catching, rough-looking and authentic pieces of metal jewelry.)

Credits go to all of you, I think I have found most of the pictures on here. Thanks in advance for your help and thoughfulness. :)



 

 

N.B. I'm sorry for posting the heart-breaking picture of Ville's burnt ring finger. However, it's the clearest picture showing the details on the ring! In case you don't know (although I know you all probably do), Ville used his finger as an ash tray for a while in order to remove the 'J' tattoo he got as an engagement ring.


  
 
 
 
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Erika: pic#90477923dizzybliss on January 20th, 2011 12:09 am (UTC)
He burned his skin to rid himself of the J O_O That's passion, btw could you please telll me where you found that info
rakshandarakshanda on January 20th, 2011 03:10 am (UTC)
It was in an interview. He said that's what he did.
gitanarokeragitanarokera on January 20th, 2011 12:35 am (UTC)
hi
i never noticed that he wore those rings so much until i saw these pics.

p.s.

dont forget to do a lj cut or your post will get deleted.
FloValoflovalo on January 20th, 2011 12:58 am (UTC)
Re: hi
What is an lj cut? I'm sorry it is my first post so I have yet to get used to some things... :S (btw what does "legalities" stand for? I can't wait to get everything right)

For the record, I found the info there :
http://www.inkedmag.com/article/q-ville-valo/page/3/


"Have you had any tattoos removed?

One drunken night back in the day, I had my then-fiancée’s first initial tattooed on my ring finger. I later removed it with cigarettes by using my finger as an ashtray for a while. We were on tour and it got infected really easily, but it’s nearly gone."

I think I've read this somewhere else as well.
bemoan1000 on January 20th, 2011 01:34 am (UTC)
Re: hi
What is an lj cut?

This explains how to do a lj cut.

http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=75
FloValoflovalo on January 20th, 2011 01:48 am (UTC)
Re: hi
Thanks so much, I appreciate it :)
rakshandarakshanda on January 20th, 2011 03:12 am (UTC)
Re: hi
You still need to have one picture outside of the LJ cut.
holylollylolaholylollylola on January 20th, 2011 05:36 am (UTC)
Re: hi
or maybe he didn't... maybe he used laser removal... I assume burning skin to the point of removing a tatt would leave scars and he doesn't have a scar, only a few traces of ink.... or he heals very well LOL... I don't know, i've always been a bit sceptic about the "ashtray-technique-removal".
rimester on January 20th, 2011 08:04 am (UTC)
Re: hi
I've had experience with using cigarettes in this way, cigarettes do indeed leave a scar but your skin heals very well from this kind of damage and goes back pretty much to its original way, but the pigment it about one/two shades darker.

It's very possible that he did it this way and photos are doctored or he exaggerated as Ville is known to do. I prefer the first explanation though, it's def a very Finnish way of going about things.
holylollylolaholylollylola on January 20th, 2011 07:06 pm (UTC)
Re: hi
"it's a very Finnish way of going about things"...; ha ha, so true !!!
j, Camila Jabs isTheHeartless: eu-moiclassic_goth_j on January 20th, 2011 03:01 am (UTC)
Sweetie, unfortunately I can't help you.
About Ville: he just faded away. Maybe he can be spending his time off in his tower, busy with music stuff. Maybe can be spending having fun (is hard to believe, but I'm very optimistic lol). No one knows.
About the rings: I just know what you already said. Anyway, thank you for sharing the pictures. I never will get tired of them, all so lovely. And yes, rings are wonderful. I have a passion with rings. I use to collect them, so these mustn't be out of my wish list. *-*
And, is sad to remember of post-Jonna era. He grew increasingly sad after that, and now this ... Saying he is tired of everything. Now, I don't know whether is the fact they broke apart or whether he's in that way for the rehab effect. "/


Btw, welcome to the community.
FloValoflovalo on January 20th, 2011 03:45 am (UTC)
I'm happy to join! I really like that this community has a ton on info/pics of all sorts without being down right creepy. I'm genuinely fascinated and inspired by Ville and the music so this seems like the perfect place to share my interests.
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FloValoflovalo on January 20th, 2011 03:41 am (UTC)
OMG thank you SO MUCH!!! I nearly shed a tear when I saw these!! I just love these rings so much you know :) They are even more beautiful than anything I could have imagined (stares at pictures, *speechless*).
astoria_froggyastoria_froggy on January 20th, 2011 12:25 pm (UTC)
I don't remember ever seeing the first one.
So thanks a lot :)
dark_crowp3dark_crowp3 on January 20th, 2011 03:48 am (UTC)
nice pics. unfortunately i can't help you with Ville's where abouts. he's just taking some time off while some of the other guys are doing their own things. i think he deserves it.
Mandyasmandyas87 on January 20th, 2011 04:55 am (UTC)
I have more pics:


FloValoflovalo on January 20th, 2011 05:01 am (UTC)
Thanks! On the first pic above, it looks like he's wearing this other ring I've seen before, with a blue gem on it. It's sad though, it reminds me that everytime he wear two rings at once, it's only on his left ring finger, where his scar is :(
cassandra_777cassandra_777 on January 20th, 2011 06:22 am (UTC)
Don't be sad. It's a good thing, actually. His good friend Bam gave him that other ring, and there's a funny story behind it. I'll let you listen for yourself to find out the details. ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaGNrGnFbGA
FloValoflovalo on January 20th, 2011 08:08 am (UTC)
Oh that's a good one! Never heard about that and I didn't know it was that ring that Bam gave to him. Thanks for the info, I had fun listening to it :)
cassandra_777: HungryEyescassandra_777 on January 20th, 2011 02:48 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome! :)
Mandyasmandyas87 on January 20th, 2011 09:47 pm (UTC)
you're welcome ..
Mandyasmandyas87 on January 20th, 2011 04:57 am (UTC)
and this:
holylollylolaholylollylola on January 20th, 2011 05:43 am (UTC)
hmmmm thanks for these beauties...
about the rings : maybe custom made, maybe not... any jeweller would modify the size of a ring to fit your fingers and besides his are cut underneath (because his fingers are to "fat" LOL)... so I reckon they're just rings bought in a jewelry, and he loved them so much he bought a bunch of them.... and I agree, I like them a lot too...
xo
FloValoflovalo on January 20th, 2011 08:33 am (UTC)
What do you mean about the rings being "cut underneath" because of the size of his fingers...? His fingers and hands look pretty average sized to me, at least for a man his height. I just assumed the rings were custom made because they look
a) sh**ty expensive (How much silver does it take to make all of these huge rings anyway?)
b) molded to his fingers
c) important to him. After all he's been wearing about 10 rings like these for 5 years or so. He's never been one for bling anyway.
holylollylolaholylollylola on January 20th, 2011 07:16 pm (UTC)
LOL...
err, most of the rings are cut to be larger (like those kiddy rings that are adjustable)... there are some pics where you can see it, I just need to fish into my files to find them again.... argh !!!!!
Expensive ? silver is not that expensive.... i've got rings of the same kind and honestly they don't cost a lot (unless they're designed by a specific hot designer but that's another story)...
I don't think they need to be custom made to be important to him ? why should they ?
but maybe you're right... custom made, expensive and everything.... who knows ???? (it's just that I have seen lots of very similar rings in many average jewelries *shrugs*)
anyway they look great on him, don't they ?
life is a beautiful struggle: prettymercymydarling on January 20th, 2011 06:06 am (UTC)
I have no info, I just wanted to agree: I fucking love those rings and covet them. =D
crimson_newmooncrimson_newmoon on January 20th, 2011 10:04 am (UTC)
Ppl before me gave you the answers :) But welcome to the community!!!!:D
helvillehelville on January 20th, 2011 07:18 pm (UTC)
The rings are beautiful but I don't think they are that rare.

Ville said in the Sonic Seducer interview his living room had become his living room!
Kanelilafilly2 on January 20th, 2011 09:30 pm (UTC)
I believe he's said his grandmother gave them to him.

Welcome, boo. :D
FloValoflovalo on January 21st, 2011 04:53 am (UTC)
OMG I'd die if I could read that myself :P That'd be a rocking granny for real
FloValoflovalo on January 21st, 2011 08:52 am (UTC)
That's funny I just randomly happened to watch (again) Ville's old interview in a London pub, and he said "my grandma died a bit early so she kept the secrets [about her hungarian heritage] in herself". If you're right about the rings, he would then have been given them by his grandma on his father's side, since it's his mother who's hungarian.

In case you're interested, here is the interview (watch around the 1:28 mark) :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b33QPTYJP3M&feature=related
Kanelilafilly2 on January 22nd, 2011 06:05 am (UTC)
Thanks, I know the interview. As soon as the archives come back I'll find that interview for you :D
FloValoflovalo on January 29th, 2011 07:36 pm (UTC)
I remembered what you said whilst stumbling upon this in an interview :

"Orkus: Do you have a piece of jewelry that means a lot to you?
Ville: A crucifix which I got from my grandmother."


Is it what you were refering to?
Kanelilafilly2 on January 29th, 2011 08:09 pm (UTC)
Nope, but I forgot about the crucifix. I know there's a couple where he mentions the rings. :)
katie4ever666katie4ever666 on January 21st, 2011 03:50 pm (UTC)
I love those rings. They look so cool x) Some time ago I wanted to get many rings because I really loved how it looks, but now I find it quite uncomfortable to wear them, and I can't play the guitar with tem so now I usualy wear only 3 or 4
katie4ever666katie4ever666 on January 21st, 2011 03:50 pm (UTC)
btw thanks for some info x)
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