This is my favourite song at the moment. I had a major jones a while ago for Mika's song, Happy Ending, and now its Rihanna. SO ANNOYING, this song has been released but isn't on her album, which I already own. They're going to Re-Release Good Girl Gone Bad, with this song included as a bonus track. I really hate when record companies do this, and it happens with DVD's also. By releasing the same thing with added features, essentially they're punishing the :suckers: (me) who were stupid enough to buy the first version, which ipso facto, MADE THE ALBUM POPULAR ENOUGH TO RE-RELEASE IN THE FIRST PLACE!
How stupid do they think consumers are! Its frustrates me no end.

Gah! *breathe*

Also, when you watch it, look toward the end, is she wearing a lace leotard/body stocking?

I don't like this clip. Looking for it to post here was the first time I'd seen it, and I'm terribly disappointed in it. She looks mannish for most of it.
I really liked her haircut for Umbrella, but this version I think has overstepped that oh-so-careful line of edgy/manly. And I think she looks too thin, unhealthy, whereas in Umbrella, she has quite the hippy silhouette, and I was rejoicing the return of the curve. *sigh* she has fallen victim to celebrity thinness though.

Another thing I noticed in this video is Rhianna has a tattoo on her neck. I quite like it!
I know another girl who has the Southern Cross tattooed on her neck, not quite in the same place as this one, more under her ear, and larger than this, say thrice the size.
I'm not a fan I must say. I think the Southern Cross is way over-used in Australian culture, I've seen that many tattoos of it.

I still kind of want a tattoo. Friends of ours, the girl wants a tattoo, and she was thinking of having her son's name and birthdate done. But it sets a dangerous precedent doesn't it? All your children deserve real estate on your body somewhere then don't they? And what do you tell them? "Sweetheart Mummy doesn't have your name because she was a giant wuss and it hurt too much after the first one"

I just couldn't decide what to get. My sister recently equated the pain of a brazilian wax to a tattoo. Her argument being, if you can put up with the torture of having your lady garden ripped out piece by piece, surely you can endure a red hot needle jabbing you repeatedly. I just don't know, she hasn't actually had a tattoo so.....

Perhaps LadyLou can shed some light for us?

I remember being in high school and for a period it seemed all my friends were getting tattoos (if she jumped off the Harbour Bridge...). More to the point they were all getting great tattoos. Relevant, suited-them-down-to-the-ground type tattoos that they were unlikely to regret. At the time I was kind of into spiderwebs, I would doodle them often, and they became a (admittedly very small) trademark for me. So I was actively encouraged to get a spiderweb....somewhere.

In retrospect, I'm very glad I didn't because it would be so irrelevant now. The only thing I keep coming back to for an idea is my star sign, Libra, as I know that's never going to change at least.

(here's that Google Image Search. Tattoo image searches certainly are fraught with danger aren't they? Look for the woman with the breasts....)

Oh well. :)
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sharkcrow said...
June 20, 2008 1:18 PM

The tattoo craze hit in high school for me too, and I was one of the few that didn't get one....

One of the girls got a chinese symbol, peace or something.... only to have a friend's chinese mother tell her a week later that the symbol is actually a logo of a chinese product... her tattoo was like getting the coke symbol tattooed to her shoulder...

Reanan said...
June 20, 2008 6:34 PM

Ahh ha, you see record companies know fans will consume whatever they release.

For this reason I have stopped buying Harry Potter DVD's and will wait for Santa to get me the boxed set for Christmas :)

Ahh the humble tattoo. Such a decision, because yes it is forever (well laser excluded which apprently is more painful than the tattoo)
I am about 85% sold on the design and location of my tattoo. If I can gather the courage to have the ink done.

ps; did the woman have a natural birth? Because I think if you can endure child birth a tattoo should be a cinch!

lou said...
June 22, 2008 3:33 PM

I'm just trying to figure out how to sum this up in under ten thousand words...

Well, I love tattoos. And in saying that, I mean I love tattoos that are well-designed, thoughtfully planned and beautifully executed. Tattoos have such a bad rep because so many people got them for the wrong reasons. But when tattoos are done properly, it becomes your skin, and you couldn't imagine it not being there. All of my tattoos have filled a 'gap' - I do actually feel more 'complete' and more myself because of them.

Why I get tattoos:

* I think they're beautiful. I'm into art, and I think tattoos are the embodiment of art (get it). Your body is a temple - so decorate it!

* They are spiritually significant. They are all symbols of my passage through life. (End of high school, end of uni/end of a major relationship, and then the end of my honours year, which has a real celebratory feel to it).

* The physical experience. It hurts, it really hurts like a motherf*cker. BUT - once you get past the first ten or twenty minutes, you get hit with a massive endorphin rush, and you feel incredible. Even though it continues to hurt, you are able to separate the pain and rise above it. I have been terrified every single time I've gone to get a tattoo (and for my first one I nearly barfed on the dude), and there is something very empowering in overcoming that fear and going through with it. I guess it's why people jump off buildings, etc. I think it's important in life to do things that terrify you.

* Finally, my tattoos are not necessarily about looking 'good'. Even though I love the way they look, it's kind of an incidental benefit. People keep saying "what are you going to do when you're OLD?". People confuse youth with beauty - and part of that youthful ideal is flawless skin. But I love all the signs of damage that come from a life lived - scars, freckles, crows feet, etc. People also need to realise that their beauty is not wrapped up in their bodies. Bodies are just vessels. They should be respected - but they are not, ultimately, who we are. Which is why I get tattoos and dye my hair insane colours - because I think people take their physical appearance too seriously, and I'm trying to have a bit of a sense of humour about it. (Which is one of the reasons I've always wanted to shave my head, but so far I haven't put my money where my mouth is on that one).

Finally, if you do decide to get one, I'll take you to the best place in Sydney, and will totally not tell anyone if you pass out. :)


Dataceptionist said...
June 23, 2008 10:47 AM

Firstly sorry to all about the Photobucket mix up, never using them again obviously.

sharkcrow tell me that story isn't true and its an urban myth. That doesn't really happen to people does it? Didn't she double check with someone it was the symbol she thought!? Arrghgh that would be so awful!

Reanan are you still thinking the lotus flower? I think its pretty, but personally something like that doesn't resonate with me enough to have it tattooed on me.
Ooh I could get excited about like a giant watercolour-style beach/sunset/palms scene across the middle of my back. I would so never do that though.
It would be cool however...and I do LOVE sunsets.

And yes, she did have a natural birth, complete with tearing (AARRRRGGGGHHHHH) and is probably the most traumatised of any mother I know from the experience, vowing not to have any more children.

Ahhh Lou, so much to say. Giant comment, LOL. I was there for your first, I never thought you were close to puking, thats hilarious.
As for doing things that terrify you, perhaps you recall Ski Trip From Hell and "The Chairlift Incident"? Somehow, I don't feel I conquered my fear of heights and/or dying from them, that day. So I fart in your general direction and your "conquering fear" BS. heheheh
(and how do you feel about skiing these days?)

Tell anyone about me passing out and you die woman.

Also, shaved head, interesting concept, I don't know if I agree you've got "the head" for the shorn look though.....

lou said...
June 23, 2008 5:19 PM


F**k no.


And yeah, agree with you re head shape. Which is probably why I haven't done it (so much for shunning 'beauty').

Reanan said...
June 23, 2008 8:54 PM

Yeah I'm still into the lotus flower, an amzing flower which basically growns from the scum in the bottom of a pond.

Yes giant comment Lou lol, I definatly like your take on it. Agreed.

LOL there is a difference between shuuning beauty and looking like Ghandi... he did rock the look though

Dataceptionist said...
June 24, 2008 1:28 PM

So which are you? The scum or the pond? Hahahaha

hmm, I actually thought of Sinead O'connor, she was cute with no hair. Like Natalie Portman.

Reanan said...
June 24, 2008 9:01 PM

LOL no bitch I'm the fukin flower.. cant you tell?

K said...
June 27, 2008 3:11 PM

I can't do tattoos. I'm too fickle.

And I saw a lace bodystocking somewhere recently - fashion pages in SMH magazine? It was about $400. I have no idea who on earth would wear one. It was revolting.

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