Fangirling aside, I got this tattoo for different reasons other than “I just really love Loki, okay?”
The character of Loki has always been such a fascinating enigma to me. He feels love so intensely, much the way I do. It’s so potent that when he feels hurt and betrayed, he lashes out from a place of desire for acceptable and worth. He needs to feel loved by the people he cares for, and when he believes he doesn’t have that, he falls off the deepend. The same way I do (and have done). But from a more symbolic standpoint, which is actually more where I was coming from with this, this helmet not only symbolises ‘mischief’ (which I myself have been known for) it also symbolises intelligence, power, knowledge and talent.
In seven months (when I go to America), I’ll also get the brother to this tattoo. Thor’s helmet - symbolising truth, strength, love, family and loyalty - on the adjacent hip.
Coming together from two separate lands, these two, as different as they are, will be one and the same. Two sides of the same coin, two sides of the same person.