This edition of NFTP comes to us courtesy of a tattoo artist who's friends with one of our ad girls. The woman to whom the pictured foot belongs came into his shop a couple years back to get some touch-up work done on her talons (she was still saving up to color them in at that point—wouldn't you kill to see the palette she decided on?). After choking back an earthquake of laughter, our bud asked her why she'd gotten a fucking dragon's foot tattooed across her real foot at which point she requested a pen and sheet of paper. Here's what she wrote them:
My dragon is an icon of fierce femininity. She can wear a jeweled tiara & gemstones in her claws & carry a ruby-encrusted sword all at the same time. She is centered and loving, never aggressive but upholding all her ideals and boundaries against all who would transgress. None may bring her down, for she soars with a power that is divinely inspired. She is ever vigilant towards all who would harm me, but loves me enough to learn life's hardest lessons. She weeps when I bleed; she sings when I triumph. I am her. She is me.
We'll give a free year's subscription to the person who can set this to the best Tori Amos song. Submit mp3s or (preferably) youtube links to firstname.lastname@example.org. Half a year for Loreena McKennitt.