Sorry if this sounds creepy or something but I could've sworn you said you got a tattoo in London but I can't see it anywhere? Have you posted it yet? I was just curious to see what you got!
I did! My first tattoo, and I’d been wanting one since 2013. I got it on the second day of my trip, travelled to Brent for a specific artist that I loved who did fineline tattoos. I definitely have not posted it anywhere. Not creepy at all, thanks for remembering.
Because the trip was pretty much conceived so I could see Coldplay a few more times I wanted something that was kind of related. Favourite album of theirs is Parachutes so I got a parachute with a slight representation of a globe underneath it. I initially wanted this little insignia that represented the Parachutes album (second circle below) and that’s what I sent to the artist and he drew me up a few different designs and we just tweaked it when I arrived.
The globe can be the globe on the front cover of the Parachutes album, but also representative of the trip. I also kind of think of music as my own parachute when things get a bit shit so I if I do fall out of love with the band—as I have a habit of doing—I have other connotations attached. And even if I did, I got it at a time in my life when that’s exactly what I wanted and I was 100% content.
If The Killers in Vegas goes ahead, I’ll add a fine little lightning bolt to it. I like that both bands have very sky/nature-related things as emblems.