dagger and rose tattoo


anonymous asked:

I'm reluctant to ask because everyone already seems to know and I don't want to look like an idiot, but what is the significance of the dagger and arrow? Thanks in advance and sorry if this is a really stupid question. Love your blog x

The tattoo timeline by @bulletproofhalo is the most comprehensive I’ve come across and I recommend everyone read through it. The images I use will include ones taken from that blog. 

To summarize, on 10 September 2013, Harry got his rose tattoo.

It is thought that the idea for the rose might have come from this website, which I would encourage you to browse. The website contains inspirations for: the rose and dagger, the swallows in flight, the mermaid (and dragon), the ship, the arrow, the ship and compass, the rope and anchor.

On 18 February 2014, Harry gets tattoos of both the anatomic heart and his laurels.

On 8 March 2014, or just over two weeks after the heart, Louis gets this:

The two tattoos are thought to be parts of something like:

After Harry got his rose tattoo, the Larrie fandom began to speculate on a matching tattoo for Louis. The consensus was that he would get a dagger, based on this kind of image (from the same website):

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