This physalis tattoo was done by Koopa @ l’Atelier Privé in Bordeaux, France on January 2013.
It’s a dedication both to my lover, as the french nickname for this fruit is amour en cage (love in a cage), and to my family, as it followed every single summer of my childhood. It was done one year after my grandma’s death. So, the most important meaning to me is a tribute to her.
I will write in words of fire. I will write them on your skin. I will write about desire, Write beginnings, write of sin. You’re the book I love the best, Your skin only holds my truth. You will be a palimpsest Lines of age rewriting youth. You will not burn upon the pyre, Or be buried on the shelf. You’re my letter to desire: And you’ll never read yourself. I will trace each word and comma As the final dusk descends. You’re my tale of dreams and drama, Let us find out how it ends.