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08 March 2011 @ 11:56 pm

Hei. Maybe I'm a bit behind the times or smth, but I haven't seen the two tattoos on the back of his arm. Does anyone have better pics or know smth more about those tattoos? Thanks !

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danidanilashdanidanilash on March 8th, 2011 11:44 pm (UTC)
as far as i know it's just one tattoo, done by kat von d, it's supposedly an inside joke. it's an hourglass with the word "ermite" (french for "hermit"). though i definitely see an eye below, but who knows what that one means in the context of the tattoo.

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Marymiriel_2 on March 9th, 2011 12:08 am (UTC)
Thank you !
Oh yeah know I see it's hourglass, previously it looked for me like..chimney or smth :D But why an eye, it's really..puzzling ;)
Erikavincents_heart on March 9th, 2011 07:05 am (UTC)
I thought the hourglass was a light house lol..

I can understand the hermit is an inside joke to friends but not the hourglass or the eyeball.
FloValoflovalo on March 9th, 2011 12:21 am (UTC)
I think the tattoo spells "hermite" with an 'h'. Well that's how it spells in french at least. You can see it from the back there as well: http://www.rocksound.tv/index.php/photos/article/ville-valo-covershoot/P9

In case you hadn't noticed, Ville also has a "new" heartagram tattoo on his lower back. You can see it towards the end of the Heartkiller video, when Ville is rotating around.
danidanilashdanidanilash on March 9th, 2011 12:30 am (UTC)
is it? i don't speak french, so i wouldn't know, thanks. :)
FloValoflovalo on March 9th, 2011 12:37 am (UTC)
't's alright sweetie ;) Aren't you from Poland if I remember correctly? If so, that means you could correct me on every single word you know in Polish since I know.... I think none lol

Oh no I know er... Polska (yeah, I'm good XD) ... and Kocham çie... Wow I'm hopelessly ignorant

(just ignore all this ramble if you're like "Wtf is she talking about?!? I'm from Houston you biatch!")
aunt_cheleaunt_chele on March 9th, 2011 02:49 am (UTC)
I can actually parle me some pretty bon francais when I concentrate really hard. I translate stuff in a pinch at work.

But I digress. I'm a tattoo virgin, but something incorporating the "hermite" motif would be perfect for me! Homebody all the way!
dead616 on March 9th, 2011 06:01 am (UTC)
Very good Polish! :D Actually it's 'Kocham cię' Good news for French speakers- lots of Polish words are French borrowings, like 'żaluzje'
Marta I.maartaa87 on March 9th, 2011 11:14 am (UTC)
or "makijaż"...:P
btw. Your userpic is a little scary for me ...
dead616 on March 9th, 2011 02:25 pm (UTC)
Or even 'żonkil' ;') True that the icon may be appauling but it gives +100 to pride! First to fight, hell yeah! Btw, you're a Pole?
Marta I.maartaa87 on March 9th, 2011 04:48 pm (UTC)
ależ oczywiście,że jestem Polką:)
dead616 on March 9th, 2011 09:00 pm (UTC)
Wszystkie drogi prowadzą do Polski!
FloValoflovalo on March 9th, 2011 10:44 pm (UTC)
I'm such a noob and an insanely curious person, I'd be very pleased if you could translate what you wrote...

'żaluzje' = "Salut"? (Hi)
'makijaż' = "maquillage"? (makeup)
'żonkil' = ...?

I'm being weirdly enthusiastic about this lol
What I notice the most are the dots on top of some letters, the little thing below the As... and that's cool that you have accents on top of consonants as well :) In french we don't have anything cool besides é, è, à, â, ç, ü and ë.

Edited at 2011-03-09 10:46 pm (UTC)
dead616 on March 10th, 2011 06:08 am (UTC)
Lol, lol, linguistic lol.
'żonkil' is 'jonquille', 'żaluzje'- 'stores' but comes from the word 'jalousie'. In Polish we have such funny letters as: ą, ę, ć, ł, ń, ó, ś, ź, ż. Ain't that cute. I always loved that 'ç'.
FloValoflovalo on March 10th, 2011 09:00 pm (UTC)
That's cute :) I love your funny letters more than mine <3
dead616 on March 10th, 2011 09:16 pm (UTC)
Ha ha! Start learning Polish today! Now seriously, it's said that Polish is extremely difficult to learn and this is true.
FloValoflovalo on March 10th, 2011 09:34 pm (UTC)
I don't doubt it! Anyway I'm happy learning tidbits of different languages here and there. I learn some Finnish from HIM and other bands, some German from Rammstein (and watching HIM interviews made in Germany helps a lot too) and now some Polish as well from you guys.

I find German the easiest to learn new words in because I've had classes at school already so I know the basics and the pronunciation. I'll never be able to go very far at learning Finnish on my own but, at least, I'm content that I am getting better at recognizing often used words.
dead616 on March 10th, 2011 09:51 pm (UTC)
God Almighty, save us from the German lg! Cannot understand how anyone can be willing to learn this lg of evil. And Rammstein, bleh, no no no! NO.
I also learnt some phrases from diff lgs, but finally decide to devote my life to my true linguistic love- English.
dead616 on March 10th, 2011 09:53 pm (UTC)
One more thing- in Polish 'no' means 'yeah'. How cool is that! We're so special, ha ha!
FloValoflovalo on March 11th, 2011 03:47 am (UTC)
Another reason why to like Polish - oh the glorious irony in the "no" XD

Why don't you like Rammstein? Because of the message in their songs or because you don't like the music? I don't mind at all, I'm just curious as usual.

Well I didn't learn German because I liked that language in particular, you know. It just happen to go to a a CEGEP where you can take that class, and that's a rare opportunity here. At Montreal universities it's virtually impossible to learn anything besides English, Spanish, German (rare), Mandarin (rare) and Arabic (rare). A friend of mine couldn't even find one university including a degree in languages with either Swedish, Russian or anything like that... so I guess it's not any easier to learn Polish or Finnish here unfortunately :(
dead616 on March 11th, 2011 08:47 am (UTC)
Being a Pole almost implies strong Germanophobia. And there was a time when I hated metal. So when I heard about a German metal band (German name, lyrics in German), I was like: 'Omg, NO' And the message of 'White flesh' repelled me.
I thought that in a country with lots of immigrants studying foreign lgs would be easier.
FloValoflovalo on March 11th, 2011 10:26 pm (UTC)
Aaah yeah I understand, that's stupid of me for not realizing it. You know here in Montreal we're so drowned in ethnicities that all forms of xenophobia are really taboo in an annoying "politically correct" way. Ever heard of our infamous "reasonable accomodation" circus? *rolls eyes*

I really wish it'd be easy to study foreign languages of course... In a way, I understand why you wouldn't think of Quebec in terms of teaching Swedish or Danish. It'd make more sense to teach that in Europe I guess. There can't be any courses if there aren't any teachers. Since you can't learn these languages here, the teachers are all foreigners. But who wants to come and teach here? It's a long way to go, from Europe I mean. :(
Marta I.maartaa87 on March 10th, 2011 07:53 am (UTC)
no tak nie do końca sie z tym zgadzam,ale niech Ci będzie:)
Marymiriel_2 on March 9th, 2011 03:28 pm (UTC)
Wow, you know the most important thing 'kocham cię', that's a lot more than some other ppl :D I know some French but when it comes to write it.. it's too much for me ;)
danidanilashdanidanilash on March 10th, 2011 02:16 am (UTC)
haha, sorry, hun, i'm not polish. xD
holylollylolaholylollylola on March 10th, 2011 05:44 pm (UTC)
err, no "h" in French for hermit.... it's "ermite"....
I can't see how it's tattooed on V's arm.... not very clear... hmmm why would he had it written in French ???? well, why not ! mysterious mystery LOL
leeneelleeneel on March 9th, 2011 02:50 am (UTC)
i thought it was a representation of him being a hermit in his tower...he always says he's like that now that he doesn't drink and party anymore
dark_crowp3dark_crowp3 on March 9th, 2011 04:01 am (UTC)
looks like you got your answer so i feel no need to repeat it. however i will comment that i love the pic. lol
Marymiriel_2 on March 9th, 2011 03:36 pm (UTC)
I love it too ! The way he lies there and everything, fantastic :)
Kanekittenfawn on March 10th, 2011 05:13 am (UTC)
So vulnerable om nom.
That shoot has some of that "fragile" thing goin' on.
valovervalover on March 9th, 2011 11:55 am (UTC)
Maybe he's watching time go by? Just a thought...
Razorblade_Mistress: Valo dark lightmistress_music on March 9th, 2011 04:39 pm (UTC)
Now THAT makes sense! I love that picture btw, he looks really.. vulnerable??
Kanekittenfawn on March 10th, 2011 05:14 am (UTC)
O.O All is revealed. Damn girl, awesome.

That's what I always thought! ABout the pic's feel, I mean. *points to above comment*
Razorblade_Mistress: Valo rockmistress_music on March 10th, 2011 04:35 pm (UTC)
I REALLY want to cuddle him in this picture. He looks like he needs a great, big bear hug. :) Wanna join me? :P