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I fucking love this shot/concept may i say:)
Just a real spur of the moment thing.

Now looking at this it may be natural to assume this is a piece on the concept of "love hurts", which is fine, and you can let this piece man that if you want to:)

However I think it's about something darker and more sordid (so basicly more my sort of thing:P). This is the type of stuff I would have loved to produce a few years ago I just didnt have the talent:P

To me this piece tells of a forbidden sort of love - a type of love that shouldn't be there, yet is always present. A type of love that can never be fully shown, or talked about, expressed or even fully admitted to oneself.

For example imagine being in love with your husbands best friend or whatever.
(And it doesnt have to be the love for a person, it could be for a lifestyle, an addiction, some sort of vice, ect ect.)

Something that is only known by you and is hidden on the surface (hence why the heart is placed intimately on the inside of my palm where only I can view it - like how Orange displayed their brand name here in their adverts:) )

Because of the nature of this love it is also a panful burden to bear, hence the pins symbolise both the pain of it and the strength of the attachment. - Yeah I couldnt find a way to get the pins to stay in their places so I did have to actually put them into my skin so they wouldnt move!

haha hope the description doesnt sound too deep or personal:)
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:iconkkat93:
Kkat93 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
this is a great idea, lovely and deep description but there are a few things that bug me: the little piece of hair in the top right corner and how i didn't even notice the heart at first. i think the heart should have stood out a little more. but other than these, amazing work.
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eegcmnaes Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I used your photo for the preview shot for a poem of mine. I have given you credit right in the description. Thanks for a wonderful photo, fits so well.
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:iconxiaomei23:
Xiaomei23 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, love really does hurt. Great job showing the concept!
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:icondenz-denz:
Denz-denz Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
Very nice. Prefer stamp away the bracelet at the bottom of the image. But like the concept a lot!
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:iconwith-accusing-eyes:
with-accusing-eyes Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009   Photographer
ouchh.

I love this photo. the only thing I would say is that the heart isn't very defined. I think it would be a better effect if you would somehow increase the color of the heart, or the shape.

very nice work. [:
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:iconkteq:
Kteq Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
Ah, "Love hurts" would definitely fit this picture. And it's true, also! Hmm.
A great, powerful picture.


-- :+fav:
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idrawthetwilightsaga Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009   Writer
You actually put them in your skin?!
=P nice one..I'm just kidding with ya =D, the worst I've done for a pic for Deviantart is walk acorss a creek, get stuck in the mud, then after the picture was taken ,fall face first in the mud!
But anways,love the concept!
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:iconred--roses:
Red--Roses Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
I just out them in the top layer of skin, Still stung a bit=p
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:iconmagnificentmark:
MagnificentMark Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
i really really like this picture.
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:iconpre-heresykharn:
pre-heresyKharn Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
:happycry:
thanks for putting a visual to the feeling.
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:iconlaurensibley:
laurensibley Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009   Photographer
i like this, but im scared of needles so i cant look at this for very long ):
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:iconred--roses:
Red--Roses Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
haha thanks.
aww *hug*
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:iconlaurensibley:
laurensibley Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009   Photographer
(:
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I-Conn Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
I find this picture slightly upsetting. I agree with you that 'love hurts' is a slightly base reading of it; obviously I'm reading it from a very personal perspective (which I guess is good and what you intended) but to me it seems to represent how limiting my own futile addictions are.
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KalineReine Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Professional Writer
I know exactly how that feels, and I really like how you talk about it that way... It makes me feel better that I am not the only one out there. ^_^ Your concept for doing this means so much more than "forbiddden love", it speaks volumes to me. I adore you for this!
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:iconred--roses:
Red--Roses Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
Thanks alot. I'm also really proud of this because it sums up alot of my darker feelings.
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:iconkalinereine:
KalineReine Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Professional Writer
Yes, I can see how it would. You have every right to be proud of it. It's a wonderful thing to be able to express yourself in such a way. I love the message here.
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milo1955 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
What's that old Elton John song, "Love lies bleeding in my hands?" Different people have different interpretations, I guess, but the pushpins suggest to me that you're trying to force your heart/love to remain in the palm of your hand. A secret love you won't give up, or maybe can't control. Either way seems ... interesting.
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:iconred--roses:
Red--Roses Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
Thank, I love your new icon:D
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:iconmilo1955:
milo1955 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
Thanks, that was me when I was a little school boy in Catholic school.
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:iconred--roses:
Red--Roses Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
Aw sweet!
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creativemikey Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Professional Photographer
This has been featured at [link]
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:iconred--roses:
Red--Roses Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
thanks:)
xx
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:iconprincess-of-me-land:
Princess-of-Me-Land Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008   Digital Artist
Did'nt it hurt??? :O :O
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:iconred--roses:
Red--Roses Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
nah not that much:)
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:iconprincess-of-me-land:
Princess-of-Me-Land Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008   Digital Artist
:O
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Russwane Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
hey, just a free thought, you think a a ring on the finger (if it were the left hand that is... ) would have carried your interpretation of the concept ?

just a thought :)
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:iconred--roses:
Red--Roses Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
nah, this isnt about marrige:)
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:iconrusswane:
Russwane Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
Aye Cappin!

Happy new year :D
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:iconrusswane:
Russwane Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
wow !
really deep thoughts I must say !
( no pun intended;) )

Love the Consept :D
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snoogaloo Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
you could saw off the sharp tips and then dip them in super glue and stick them to you and it would appear to go into your skin if you ever want to go for that effect without actually stabbing yourself
i like your concept, and really nice to have your story with it as it allows me to understand it even more fully from your perspective.
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:iconred--roses:
Red--Roses Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
nah takes too long:P
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:iconsnoogaloo:
snoogaloo Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
lol :D
kinda thing i used to do for theatrical make-up project
and ur right...it does take a while lol :D
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UnicornManifesto Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
Wow i like the concept!
Nice!
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:iconzanck19:
zanck19 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008   Digital Artist
adam's family in love
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:iconred--roses:
Red--Roses Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
LOL! good one:)
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:iconzanck19:
zanck19 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008   Digital Artist
it's fine to see you made experiment,
you continue to be more and more fine and strong
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HalfGeniusHalfWit Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
I'll admit, I wasn't sure what you were going for with this just from looking at it. The description was very enlightening, so thanks for that - this piece is made infinitely better by the thought process being made clear :)
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:iconred--roses:
Red--Roses Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
yeah:)
God I miss going more dark art.
I think i'm going to start it up again:)
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:iconhalfgeniushalfwit:
HalfGeniusHalfWit Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
Seems like you're good at it so it'd be well worth the effort :D
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:iconandora:
Andora Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
very interesting :o
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MeGustaJensen242 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
wow this is awesome,
nice ;)
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:iconred--roses:
Red--Roses Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
lol cool
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:iconfuckoffffff:
FuckOffffff Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Interesting and deep,.. :)
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:iconred--roses:
Red--Roses Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
:)
I miss doing darker art:)
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:iconneko-kiba-kun:
Neko-Kiba-kun Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
I would really say "Love hurts".

I like this pic :heart:
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:iconred--roses:
Red--Roses Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
thanks alot:)
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