tomorrow is the anniversary of the battle of hogwarts.  today, i thought i would post my tattoo and explain it’s relevance to the battle.  in the deathly hallows the dedication reads, "the dedication of this book is split seven ways.  to neil, to jessica, to david, to kenzie, to di, to annie, and to you, if you have stuck with harry until the very end,"  always is very obviously a quote from the novel as well.  snape loved lily to the very end.  no matter what.  very much like how i still love harry.  always is my response to jo’s “if you have stuck with harry until the very end.”   i’ll never turn my back on him because he has never turned his back on me.

the glass are a simple symbol of the entire series.  harry was always the the glasses wearing boy who had the red lighting bolt shaped scar. when people think of harry in a physical sense they usually think of his glasses and scar first.  

to me there is no greater tribute to the boy who lived then this tattoo. despite all that harry went through he lived.  he fought and won a hard battle on may 2nd 1998.  if he can keep going, then so can i.

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I know that you are preparing to fight. Your efforts are futile. You cannot fight me. I do not want to kill you. I have great respect for the teachers of Hogwarts. I do not want to spill magical blood. Give me Harry Potter, and none shall be harmed. Give me Harry Potter, and I shall leave the school untouched. Give me Harry Potter, and you will be rewarded. You have until midnight. || The battle of Hogwarts (2 May 1998)

If you think about it, how many billions of people have died and had thoughts and experiences? But no one remembers anything about them. Some day I’ll die and once everyone who knows me dies, no one will remember me. So if you think about it, characters in books are more real than any of us. They’ll exist in the social consciousness long after we are forgotten. Who’s to say book characters aren’t as real as we are?
—  My dad reflecting on the 16th anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts, on existence, and on reality.
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                                                       ”You’ll stay with me?”
                                                         ”Until the very end.”
                    “And to you, if you have stuck with Harry until the very end.”

                Battle of Hogwarts (2nd May 1998) 

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Harry Potter is dead. He was killed as he ran away, trying to save himself while you lay down your lives for him. We bring you his body as proof that your hero is gone. The battle is won. You have lost half of your fighters. My Death Eaters outnumber you, and the Boy Who Lived is finished. There must be no more war. Anyone who continues to resist, man, woman or child, will be slaughtered, as well every member of their family. Come out of the castle now, kneel before him, and you shall be spared. Your parents and children, your brothers and sisters will live and be forgiven, and you will join me in the new world we shall build together.”