just curious, what does the triangle on louis ankle mean? i also remember hearing people talk about how they want him to fill it in? help?!
I haven’t heard anything about people wanting him to “fill it in”, but the triangle on Louis’ ankle was one of his very first tattoos and is widely believed to be a way that Louis has shown his connection to the LGBT community. The triangle as a symbol comes from the Holocaust where gay men were marked with an upside down pink triangle (lesbians were marked with a black triangle, homosexual Jews were marked with yellow and pink triangles layered to resemble a Jewish star).
These days many in the LGBT community have reclaimed the old Nazi symbol, - some turning the triangle upside down (base down - like Louis’), and wearing it with pride.
That fact that Louis has it tattooed on his achilles heel fascinates me. from @lesbianslovelouis: “It’s his Achilles Heel. Being gay is the thing that is his vulnerable point - the thing that can be used against him. And it has been. For years and years. And he knew it even back then.”
On February 22nd he was papped at Sony headquarters wearing Common Projects sneakers called Achilles, a triangle T shirt, a sweatshirt called “In Progress”, jeans that looked suspiciously too large (*cough* Harry’s jeans), cuffs rolled up and he requested that the pap specifically take a pic of his ankles: the 1D screw and the triangle. That’s who Louis really is. Ever since then he’s worn socks covering his ankles and we’ve had nothing but a cover up of who Louis really is. Coincidence? Maybe. Maybe no.
And, of course, there’s Harry’s tweet:
So, yeah…that’s basically the story of Louis’ triangle tattoo.