Sometimes we listen to the song Burning Desire by Lana Del Rey on repeat because it's so sexy, and so on point. To burn, to yearn, to desire something so badly...it can hella hurt in a real good way. The candle tattoos show the light within, but what does your light shine for? What would your candle tattoo mean to you?
In Laura Esquivel's book 'Like Water for Chocolate' she says, “Each of us is born with a box of matches inside us but we can't strike them all by ourselves; we need oxygen and a candle to help. In this case, the oxygen for example, would come from the breath of the person you love; the candle would be any kind of food, music, caress, word, or sound that engenders the explosion that lights one of the matches. For a moment we are dazzled by an intense emotion. A pleasant warmth grows within us, fading slowly as time goes by, until a new explosion comes along to revive it. Each person has to discover what will set off those explosions in order to live, since the combustion that occurs when one of them is ignited is what nourishes the soul. That fire, in short, is its food. If one doesn't find out in time what will set off these explosions, the box of matches dampens, and not a single match will ever be lighted.”
This beautiful sentiment may be shared by some of those with candle tattoos. What's interesting is that a few of the tattoos in this collection include skulls...perhaps the flame of the candle represents life, and as soon as it is blown out, life ends. Tattoos may have meanings or they may not...but we always hope they are beautiful embodiments of this incredible art form. Hopefully this candle tattoos collection will inspire you. Let your light shine bright.