I really have a good attitude about tattooing. When I first got one, two years ago, I was like, I'm not going to overthink this or what it means, or what it's going to be like when I'm 80. I want to get tattooed today, and in five weeks, I'll get a Sponge Bob tattoo. Will I regret it someday? I don't know, but I'm not going to deny myself this pleasure today because of what I don't know in the future.
Marc Jacobs tells Rolling Stone Magazine
About his "shameless" chest tattoo Jacobs says. "That's what I think everyone should aspire to in life: being shameless.
Jacobs has the word "perfect" tattooed on his right wrist. Because I am a perfect being in a perfect world where everything that happens must be completely. He lets that thought go. It was from something that I was studying at this rehab that I went to.' Jacobs has been to rehab twice, once in 1999 and again in February 2007, for alcohol and cocaine abuse. It felt so right to me when I read it: that I have a choice. We all have a choice in how to look at things, and when things don't go the way I like I tend to think they're a problem. Well, you can look at something as a problem or look at it as a learning experience or an opportunity for growth or whatever. This idea that everything happens for a reason and is perfect and you will benefit from it even if you can't see the benefit it's just a nicer ideal to subscribe to than, "Oh, God, I've got all these problems and life is full of obstacles." Rubbing his finger over the word on his wrist, he says, I put it there to remind me, for when I'm looking at myself and wishing that I could be stronger in this way or better at that thing, and I can just go, "No. I'm exactly how I need to be." So, perfect. Marc Jacobs article in Telegraph.co.uk