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Tristesse

This is a collection of all tattoo designs from the Tristesse flash sheet by Rotteridder. Tristesse is about pure emotion. A relatable everyday life. As painful as it is bliss.

All these designs come from the heart - with a matching poem - to enhance the experience. Indulge here, or read them on every product page in the tattoo flash book.

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WASTED CIGARETTE

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Hey babe, can I join you for a smoke?

- Didn't think so, love.

- Dips cigarette violently.

TEARS

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???

WE NEED TO TALK

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I was too afraid to hurt you. So here, I wrote you a letter.

???

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I'm a poem. But I'm still ripening in the mind of Rotteridder. It's cosy here.

???

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I'm a poem. But I'm still ripening in the mind of Rotteridder. It's cosy here.

ALMOST THERE

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I know it's unusual.

It might be just a thought.

 

But while lying bed to back.

My phone looks more appealing,

when it's completely

stained in black.

PAS TOUJOURS

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Excusez-moi, cherie.

J'ai jamais dit toujours.

ODD ONE OUT

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But which door does it open?

???

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I'm a poem. But I'm still ripening in the mind of Rotteridder. It's cosy here.

???

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I'm a poem. But I'm still ripening in the mind of Rotteridder. It's cosy here.

ROUGH MORNINGS

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I love the taste of dipping donuts in my cof-

RAIN ON SUNDAYS

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Friday, last night.

I ordered my swimsuit.

Within 24 hours delivery.

Ready to bathe in sunday's rays.

Lied to,

under a grey floof

of your cottonball candy.

UNFAMILIAR

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Under the illusion of a lie.

To sit beneath

the shadows

now retreat.

I didn't go.

To rendez-vous

the stranger

incomplete.

???

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I'm a poem. But I'm still ripening in the mind of Rotteridder. It's cosy here.

???

LOVE TATTOO.jpg

I'm a poem. But I'm still ripening in the mind of Rotteridder. It's cosy here.

DARK POETRY

Welcome to the apocalypse. These poems have become a stable on my instagram posts. Go check out my social channels for ALL rotteridder poetry.

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