13 January 2014

Talking the Harry Potter talk

Hey guys, someone's talking about my most fav-o character on my blog today. Yeeshh, while I'm enjoying the pretty tradiotional wedding in my neighbourhood, Marla is taking over my blog. Be ready for some Harry Potter doze! And don't miss me a lot, I'll be back tomorrow with Grab A Friend!

Hi, I'm Marla and I blog over at A Weekend Crossing, a blog about travel and life. I'm so so so so excited to be sharing something here on Areeba's blog that I haven't shared on the internet yet!

So when the last movie was getting closer and closer, I began mourning the end of the Harry Potter series. I started reading the books when I was nine or ten, and had basically grown up with Harry, Ron, and Hermione. Emma Watson and I are only a month apart in age in real life...when I say I feel like we grew up together, I mean it! It felt like I was about to close a long and meaningful chapter of my life, one that had lasted an entire decade. I knew I wanted to do something more than make a scarf to commemorate the finale of the Harry Potter series. 

I am a HUGE fan of tattoos. Here is a picture of my biggest one. It's on my foot! 
For the meaning behind and description of this tattoo, go here . Although I ADORE this tattoo, it was not my first one. No, I got my very first tattoo on July 15, 2011. The date the last Harry Potter movie came out.

In case you couldn't already guess, I got a tattoo to commemorate the closure of an amazing childhood journey that so many of us went on together. It's just a tiny little thing, but it does the job:
I wanted it to be tiny, so it would look like a birthmark. Harry Potter is really a part of me, not an add-on. I wanted it to look that way.

Here is a closer picture (I'm wearing my homemade Ravenclaw scarf!):
I wanted to carry a piece of the series with me forever in a visible way (because obviously I'm carrying it in my heart forever, but no one can see that!) and I have never regretted it even for one day. It reminds me of one of the most magical (pun totally intended) parts of my childhood, one that I can't wait to share with my children later on.
That's all from this lovely lady. If you haven't visited her, GO NOW! She's super sweet & friendly while her photographs are just ah-mazing!


  1. Awesome potter ink!


  2. I have a small HP tattoo as well....the three little stars on my collar bone. I love it, and I love the placement of yours as well!

  3. aww both of her tattoos are so cool!
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

  4. Love that potter tattoo!

  5. Love that! I also grew up with Harry Potter, very sad day when it ended at least we can re-read the books whenever we want!

  6. That's a really cute idea. If you love it all that much- then that is the perfect tattoo to get! I love the Harry Potter series of books sooo soo much. Reading those books, made reading different somehow.. It was like I was playing a movie in my head.. I love authors that can literally suck you into a book like that.
    I always considered myself a Ravenclaw...!

  7. this is so cool marla! very small, but so meaningful. {also, ravenclaws are the best!} i love your other tattoo as well xx

    Little Blue Backpack

  8. Love Harry Potter, I been thinking of getting Expecto Patronum tattooed. I live in Hollywood it's so needed.

    The one of your foot is a crest, right?

  9. I LOVE that! That little lightning bolt is precious. I have two HP quotes on my body, but I love the idea of how tiny yours is. :)

  10. I love this!!! I have thought about getting a hp tattoo but i am not sure what I want yet. I want something subtle like this!

  11. LOVE your tattoos Marla. I am a potterhead <3 but from team Gryffindor.

  12. I have only one word to sum up everything - Always.
    My heart will go on ♥

  13. Yayyy! You're a Harry Potter fan too!
    I'm a HUGE one - I've read the entire series 7 times. I don't think I'll ever stop loving Harry Potter :')
    Team Gryffindor all the wayyyy!

    Yuen @ The Craziest Paradigm - a 'lil bit of rust & stardust


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