It's an ellipsis inside speech marks, but tilt your head, left or right, and you'll see (what appears to be) a surprised clown.
It wasn't intentional.
The phenomenon is called pareidolia.
One of my earliest memories is of picking up and examining a stone, and (somehow) hearing a great, roaring silence that filled both me and the stone.
It was a regular stone, as big as an eyeball. I threw it away as easily as I picked it up.
I became addicted to losing myself, made a habit out of it, a ritual, a mess.
Many years later, having (inevitably) lost everything I could lose, I heard that silence again, and remembered the noise the stone made.
An ellipsis (...) is a set of three dots indicating an omission.
The tattoo tells me what I need to hear.
written by si