A few months ago I asked the always-willing-to-share PopWatch community if they put a song lyric or movie line as their high school yearbook quote, forever instilling in their classmates’ minds that they were — and let’s be honest, still are — a total pop culture dork (Full disclosure, I am one of those people, as I put a Dave Matthews Band lyric as my yearbook quote. No regrets!) Still, while high school year books are one thing, tattoos are another entirely. Just ask Lindsay Lohan.
The actress recently revealed her newest tat, courtesy of TMZ, which just so happened to be a lyric from a Billy Joel song (“I Go To Extremes,” ironically enough) which will now be on on her body forever. (Or, at least until she pulls a Ted Mosby and gets that thing zapped right off.) Since some folks out there are daring enough to get their favorite stars faces inked on to them permanently, it’s a pretty safe bet someone out there would pull a LiLo and get a music lyric tattooed, as well. The big question is: Which lyric would it be?
Would you go timelessly classic — the Beatles words of wisdom to “Let it be” or Bob Dylan’s hopes of “May you stay forever young”? Or maybe more current — Katy Perry’s reassuring reminder that, “Baby, you’re a firework, come on let your colors burst” or Adele’s heartbroken admission, “The scars of your love remind me of us”? Or would it be something totally trippy and/or obscure — perhaps a Phish line like “Mama sing sing when she gotta jibboo” or Primus’ declaration “For I am the Frizzle Fry”? Or have you already taken the plunge and had a musician’s words take on a whole new level…on your bod? If so, what does your tattoo say?