As you can tell by now, I’m a big fan of tattoos. But there’s something about Miyazaki related tattoos that I love more than others. I even wrote a Thank You Letter to Miyazki, explaining my love for the animation genius.
So when Alexia emailed me her darling tattoo inspired by the Studio Ghibli Great Collection, I instantly fell in love. My next tattoo will be a quote from Sandman, but recently I’ve been considering a Ghibli/Miyazaki related tattoo. Of course, if that happens I’ll blog all about it!
Tattoo Tuesday Featurette Interview with Alexia
Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
My names Alexia Christofi, I’m a 21-year-old girl from London, but I’m at university in Portsmouth studying computer games technology.
What is your tattoo of and why did you get it?
My tattoos a Studio Ghibli inspired piece, it’s the front cover of the Studio Ghibli Great Collection. I’m a massive Miyazaki fan and have been since I was younger, I can watch the films over and over and still be impressed every time. I figure if I was going to have something permanent on my skin it may as well be something beautiful that I’m passionate about!
Do you have any other tattoos?
I have a small heart on my wrist. Pretty cliché but a best friend and I decided to get matching tattoos, and it’s simple and small enough to not be overbearing.
Any plans for future tattoos?
I have at least 2 more planned, one is my daughter’s name in Greek on my wrist, but my biggest one is a Howls Moving Castle sleeve. I need to first find someone who’s brilliant enough to do it though, it’s pretty intricate!
Favorite Miyazaki movie?
Favourite would probably have to be Howls Moving Castle. My best friend and I probably watch it at least twice a month!
Which character from a Miyazaki movie would you love to have as a pet?
I’d love to have a totoro as a pet, I’m not sure why but they’ve just always appealed to me!
What are your other favorite fandoms?
I’m not sure I really have any other favourites, I suppose I read a lot of books and play a lot of games but I rarely find myself focusing a lot of my energy on one thing!
Where can we find you in the web?
I have a twitter and a tumblr, but I be honest they’re both just full of pictures from my instagram and random reboots and retweets, but feel free to follow if you want to anyway! :D