Someone asked for a picture of the tattoo Misha drew on me- so here it is, and here’s the story.
At Dallas Con in 2013, I decided to go out on a limb and ask Misha to draw on me. I have lots of scars on this arm, and I wanted to cover them up with something that would be uplifting.
So at the cocktail party, I brought a Sharpie and asked the girls at my table if it would be okay if I asked Misha to do this; they were awesome in that they not only didn’t mind, but they asked Misha for me before I could even get the words out.
Misha said he’d do it, and I sat beside him and offered my arm, though it was too dark to see the scars. I threw the idea out there of him drawing angel wings and…he started drawing a fish. I was pretty confused till he added the wings and halo and deemed it an “angelfish”. I went and got the tattoo the next day, so it was pretty much exact.
So this year, I wanted so badly to thank him that I decided to go for the meet and greet, and I actually won a spot. When he saw the tattoo, he actually held my arm to get a closer look, and said it was awesome. :D I got to not only say thank you, but also explain why I asked him to do the drawing in the first place- to which he responded with a very tight hug.
So yeah, that’s the whole story. And it worked- every time I glance at my arm, I don’t think of the scars. I think of random acts of kindness, I think of the wonderful insanity of GISHWHES, and it reminds me to be a better person and gives me strength.
Plus, I always laugh when I think about the fact that I have an awful pun tattooed on my arm. :P
TCR | 2007.03.12 | It reads: “Dear Stephen, As editor-in-chief of Marvel, I am burdened with the handling of our character’s estates and the sad event that a hero should perish before his time. Captain America’s will was read last Friday, and while heavy hearted, I am proud to announce the star spangled Avenger has bequeathed his most valuable possession, his indestructible shield, to the only man he believed had the red, white, and blue balls to carry the mantle. Stephen Colbert. Welcome to the Marvel Universe. Sincerely, Joe Quesada.
Prince Harry declared himself bowled over tonight by a remarkable little boy who has spent the first three of his four years in hospital.
The fourth in line to the throne was at the WellChild Awards, which honours the courage of children with serious and terminal medical conditions, when he met the whirlwind that is Carson Harley, from Liverpool.
Carson was born three months prematurely – weighing just two pounds- with a heart defect, chronic lung disease, spina bifida, brittle bone disease and paralysed vocal cords.
He has had more than 40 operations and is permanently ventilated via a tracheostomy and has to carry a machine around with him.
Harry laughed with delight as Carson ran around him before leaning over and giving him a hug and a high five.
‘He’s a livewire. I bet he keeps you on his toes,’ he said to his parents, Damian, 23, and Kirsty, 34.
Mrs Hartley told Harry that Carson had four other siblings. ‘I would hate to have four sisters,’ the prince joked.
Afterwards Mrs Hartley said: ‘He told me that he couldn’t believe how much energy he had and how he couldn’t believe how happy he was given everything that has happened. He was absolutely lovely and just amazing with Carson.’ (x)