The past year took quite a toll on lovers of pop culture as an abnormally large number of our most beloved stars passed away. As people started to lower their guard as the year came to a close we were hit with the 1-2 punch of Carrie Fisher and her mother, Singing in the Rain star Debbie Reynolds, both passing away in a matter of days.
Over the days fans from all over the world have been pouring their hearts out on social media as they remember the two actresses. The loss of Fisher hit especially hard since the entire Star Wars phenomenon was (and still is) such an enormous part of growing up for virtually everybody born after 1970. Princess Leia was the first crush for tens of millions of little boys and girls, and now she is gone.
Members of the tattoo community have been sharing their Princess Leia tattoos — some years old, others still bleeding — as a way to grieve for Fisher.
While people most remember Fisher for her iconic role, which is what we are primarily focusing on as well, people tend to forget what a prolific writer she was. Over the last couple of decades Fisher wrote multiple movies, a few books, a one woman show, and became one of the most sought after script doctors in Hollywood.
In the aforementioned one woman show, there is an anecdote about the reason George Lucas gave Fisher upon telling her that she couldn't wear a bra — there is no underwear in space. This led to Fisher penning her own epitaph: "So I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra."
No one other than Fisher could make that hair style look good. Fact.
While it's a shame that Reynolds and Fisher were taken away from us far too soon, we will always have their films and our tattoos to help hold them close to our hearts. Do you have a Princess Leia tattoo of your own? Share it with us on the Tattoodo App tagged #princessleia .