liam sparkes tattoo

Liam Sparkes’ flash drawing of the butterfly and ‘it is what it is’ was done in 2010, before Larry. Which means this mention of Papillon is intentional. As @bulletproofhalo said “Louis and Harry both have a piece of the flash inspired by a movie about Henri and Louis escaping prison.” One must wonder, what that metaphorical prison is to them. 

I never set out to tattoo famous people, but everyone deserves a tattoo. One thing that fascinates me about celebrity is the isolation, and the way that someone becomes a demigod in people’s eyes, even though they’re still a normal person. So that’s how I treat him: he’s just another customer really - I don’t pander to demigods - and he’s very open to things.

We started off with a butterfly on his torso based on an old French prison tattoo inspired by ‘Papillon.’ Traditionally it would mean the wearer is a thief - something to do with the double meaning of 'Je vole’, which translates as both 'I steal’ and 'I fly’ - and is commonly tattooed on the throat. Then we did more French criminal inspired pieces, like shaking hands, and the laurel wreaths on either side of his stomach that usually go on the chest and indicate the owner is a pimp. We’ve also done a heart, some nails, a mermaid, and a bottle. All classics. A lot of people are looking at Harry, so he has to be careful not to go too brutal and I understand that, but he’ll get a lot more. Tattooing is like a drug, once you’re in, you’re set for life.
—  Liam Sparkes about tattooing Harry in Another Man Magazine
Why I think Louis and Harry are in a romantic relationship.....

This is the first part of a little series about why I think Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson are in a romantic relationship.

PART 1: Tattoos

Some who feel that Louis and Harry are not in a relationship, when presented with ‘couple tattoo theory’ say that the tattoos are friendship tattoos.

So I thought I would break this down. What makes a friendship tattoo? Obviously people get tattoos for a multitude of reasons which are personal. However, I propose that friendship tattoos are matching, whereas couple tattoos are coordinated. That when the two tattoos come together they create a connection. Like two people in a relationship.

1. The heart - shared by Harry, Lou Teasdale and Zayn

All friends with the same black filled heart…….

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2. BUS 1 - shared by Zayn and Louis

Bandmates with the same tattoo of BUS 1, referring to the one of the tour buses……

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3. Screw - shared by Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis (and possibly Niall, but not confirmed) - but the rest of 1D have this tattoo as a band tattoo.

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4. Anchor - shared by Nick Grimshaw and Harry

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Next some tattoos that Harry and Louis have which could considered connected to one another.

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1. The boat (Harry) and compass (Louis)

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It is not just the fact boats need compasses with this one, but also that they got these particular tattoos within a day of each other.

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2. The anchor (Harry) and rope (Louis)

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Anchors are often pictured with ropes, Louis has a broken rope and Harry has an anchor with no rope. If Harry and Louis were to hold hands these two tattoos would line up. There was a gap between these two tattoos.

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3, The heart (Harry) and arrow (Louis)

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The heart with the arrow through it is the oldest symbol of love, they also both got these over the break.

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So the Liam Sparkes tattooist who has tattooed Harry and Louis has the following sketches and it is an interesting coincidence that several of the images are Harry and Louis’ tattoos. Particularly the butterfly and 'it is what it is’ as they are drawn together.

4. Butterfly (Harry) and It is what it is (Louis)

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5. Bird cage (Harry) and birds (Louis)

This one is a little leap, but an empty cage could be linked to some free birds perhaps. This is open to criticism because 

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6 Birds (Harry) and deer or bird (Louis)

Harry’s birds:

Also known as, birds don’t have eyebrows?

Could be a coincidence, but the eyebrows being similar the Harry and Louis is an interesting one at least.

This tattoo could connect to Louis’ bird as a similar styles:

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Or the deer/stag as a similar style:

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And with odd eyebrows also…..

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7. HI (Harry) and OOPS! (Louis)

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The classic meeting in the bathroom. But Harry has said previously that the HI tattoo was very important to him.

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8. Areoplane (Louis tattoo - Harry’s necklace)

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Which gained a lot of time around Taylor because she had the same necklace for a while. Interesting coincidence this one too.

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When you see it all together like this, it seems clearer that Harry and Louis are connected to each other through their tattoos. They are not just matching they are coordinated. They compliment each other. This doesn’t have to mean they are in a romantic relationship but it says they are connected deeply and forever. This is current too, just a few months ago were the last ones.

This says to me that they are more. It is evidence to look at. More than coincidence. More than just friends. 

anonymous asked:

IICF just came on my shuffle. I was wondering what you think of the song. Not the lyrics but more the vocal arrangements and things like that. I really like the harmonies - like the louis/liam and harry/niall echo. I think it has a nice balance and use of their voices. And tbh I always like to be able to pick louis out. (Like LYG when they push his vocals and Harry's to the front of the chorus. Bonus if you want to talk about that vocal arrangemeny.) I love the song and yeah, that's about it!

Hi!

I’ll limit my answer to the singing on If I Could Fly. 

The spare arrangement of the piano accompaniment allows the voices to come to the forefront. A piano-driven ballad, unless one is Adele, is almost never released as a single. I have to think that this song was written for the album only. We don’t know if it will ever be toured, either– it’s an intimate and confessional song, not a song structured for a stadium tour. Of course I would jump at a chance to go to a smaller, more intimate One Direction show, but I don’t think that’s likely.

The voices are in top form here. We know that MITAM was written during OTRA and recorded during OTRA breaks. We know that the guys worked on a large chunk of the album in Chicago in the summer 2015, in particular between 8-8-2015 and 8-29-2015 when the concert dates were centered in the Midwest. 

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anonymous asked:

Sorry if this has been asked before but I was wondering if you could explain the connection between Louis/Harry's 'It Is What It Is'/Butterfly tattoos? The other nautical tattoos make sense to me, as well as every other tattoo connection but that one. Thanks :)

Ohhhhhh I really hope you’re sitting down for this one. Maybe have something on hand to possibly bite down on as well. 

While these two aren’t part of the nautical tattoo theme, they do have the most concrete proof of being connected. And the best part is nobody even realized it at first! So Harry got that giant butterfly on his stomach early 2013 and Louis got It Is What It Is on his chest a month or so later. No one thought anything of it until someone started poking around Liam Sparkes’ Flickr account (he’s the artist who did their tattoos) and found THIS PIECE OF GOLD RIGHT HERE

It Is What It Is right above the butterfly so when Harry and Louis hug it would look exactly like this drawing and I cry. So the placement of these tattoos on Harry’s and Louis’ bodies is very important in this instance. Are you screaming yet? You will be in a second, because this drawing was done back in 2010. Harry and Louis got their tattoos in 2013, so it’s not like Liam Sparkes tattooed them and then did the drawings after the fact. Oh no no no. They got this pairing based on the picture. Now for just one more curveball….this image has since been taken down from the Flickr page. Suspicious isn’t it? Just another one of those pesky little coincidences ;)

Back when we were talking about Harry’s tattoo, someone found this photo of a Liam Sparkes tattoo shirt for sale. We have the birds, a heart, and true love (which reminds me of Harry’s love banner he covered with one of the birds). So basically the whole theme of that shirt is “True Love”. The heart isn’t identical, but the theme is what is important. All of those tattoos represent love. Harry is in love.

speakingwithink  asked:

1) really sorry, this might be really long, but I feel like I should share it? I was with my friend and we were in class discussing where it would hurt most to get a tattoo. I asked her if she’d ever get a matching one, and her immediate answer, including other people around me, were ‘absolutely, no way, too much commitment.’

The conversation continued till lunch and I asked, that if she did happen to get a matching tattoo, would she get a ship and compass, a rose and dagger, an anchor and rope, free birds and a cage or your first words upon meeting? And her answer was the anchor and rope, because you never see them apart and they’re completely co-dependent. Keep in mind; this girl is a fan of metal rock. She’s the type that refuses to listen to the radio, laughs at my lock screen, that sort of thing. Although she knew the band members by name and appearance, she had never heard of Larry. Anyway the next day I unlocked my phone, and she had a look at my home screen and noticed that Harry had an anchor tattoo. She asked if the conversation we had yesterday was related to him, and I said yes. ‘So his mum or someone has the rope,’ she said, and when I told her it was Louis she was pretty taken back and ranted about how they were ‘pretty fucking stupid.’ And I was like, ‘they don’t just have one matching pair, they have six.’She came to school the next day, and had apparently taken it upon herself to investigate because she started talking about the Liam Sparks tattoo and the oops and the hi, and was completely blown away. From not even supporting gay marriage that much, to spending recess ranting about these two people she didn’t even like a few days ago, she was absolutely convinced they were dating. And this was all gathered from tattoos. Nothing else, I didn’t explain their situation, I didn’t say anything about them dating, and she came to the conclusion all on her own. This probably wasn’t as interesting as the other ones but all it takes is for some people to be a bit more open minded. Thanks ☺

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The tattoos. That’s what does it every single time. “all it takes is for some people to be a bit more open minded” You got that right :)