Meet the latest members of my tattoo family! During Hedwig’s closing weekend, I asked Stephen Trask to write one of my favorite lyrics, “Breathe Feel Love Give Free” so I could get it inked when I got back home. He added “Know,” which is perfect, since knowledge is at the heart of Hedwig’s story. I gave him a big hug and thanked him for helping to save my life through his work. @shebakesnyc on Twitter was as absolute angel and captured the moment on her phone.
Then after the final performance, I saw Lena Hall and asked her to write “Lift up your hands” for me, which she was kind enough to do. She then went on to compliment my Yitzhak eyebrows, something which I don’t think I’ll ever recover from.
Last but certainly not least, I selected one of my favorite short quotes from Le Fantôme de l’Opéra, and found it in Gaston Leroux’s handwriting in his manuscript. The quote is “Ce n'est pas un squelette ordinaire” (“It is no ordinary skeleton”), and is the last line in Leroux’s novel. The next work that I get done will most likely be Christine’s extended “I am the mistress of my own actions” etc. quote, also in Leroux’s handwriting. Now I just have to figure out where I want it to go!
A big thank you to Jessi Cramer (JCramer_Tattoos on Instagram) for doing all of this amazing work.