Pretty heavy. Jenni “JWoww” Farley is now sporting a sleeve of tattoos featuring her favorite Disney princesses — Belle, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella. But it’s not because she buys into fairy-tale endings.
“[The theme behind the tattoos] is sort of like ‘Happily never after,’” the Jersey Shore alum, 30, who debuted the ink for the first time at the 2016 MTV VMAs on August 28, told Inked. (She appears on the cover of the mag’s October issue.) “I took my four favorite Disney love stories and flipped them so they are more rooted in reality.”
That meant taking each character’s portrait and tweaking it to match new story lines. “So with Ariel and Eric, Eric is looking away like he wants nothing to do with her and Ariel is looking at him with desperate puppy eyes,” she explained. “For Beauty and the Beast, he is a real beast. Sleeping Beauty overdosed and is dead. Her prince is crying over her because he knows that he pushed her to that limit. And Cinderella’s prince is beating her. To me, that is the reality of relationships, they are crazy and take hard work — not that happily ever after bulls–t."
While that may seem like an especially dark outlook, JWoww feels it’s better to know life isn’t like the movies. “I wanted a knight in shining armor on a white horse riding into the sunset,” the beauty maven, who shares two children with husband Roger Mathews, told the mag. “Once I realized that wasn’t going to happen, I was screwed up for a little bit.”
She added, “As you grow up you realize that relationships are hard work and that nobody’s life is going to be a Disney movie. … You have to put in work and compromise with the one you decide to be with.”
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