I’ve always been told I’m too obsessed with Harry Potter. I was 7 when the books came out, and 8 when I first started reading it. I went to every midnight premiere, I cried, I laughed, I fought alongside them, and no one in my family or any of my friends understood me. I write the fanfics, I have my the dreams, and I support the role-playing pages. I’m on Pottermore, and I bow to the Queen!
Now I’m turning 22 in 3 weeks, and I drew these. They may look like a child drew them , or they’re not ‘neat’ and ‘perfect’ but I drew them, and to me they couldn’t be any less perfect. I won’t bother explaining any of these to my friends or families, but when a stranger on the street sees it, and smiles at me, I’ll be pleased - I found a Potterhead who understands me!
I drew an infinity symbol with the word ‘always’ in it as well, but the tattoo chick said it was too tiny and would look like a blob in a couple of years, so I’m going to redraw it then get it done. I want something done by myself because the tattoo people don’t know me. They don’t understand what Harry Potter means to me, nor do they understand how my childhood is officially over… they can draw it for me, but it won’t be the same… they weren’t holding me while I cried over all the deaths, nor did they stay up with me when I had actual nightmares about the final battle. No, they just don’t understand me…
But when I see that random stranger, and they look at my wrist or behind my ear, and they either smile at me, or get teary eyed, then I’ll know… they understand. We may not know each other, but they were with me every step of the way. My brother may think I’m insane and my friends might roll their eyes at me, but this is my life. I grew up with the books, and I fell in love with the movies.
It isn’t over. Not for us - Hogwarts will always be there for us, and for some reason these tattoos make me feel just a little bit closer to all of the other people who feel like me! (: