I was all ready to start this post with faux-indignance that Miley Cyrus had posted a twitpic of her matching tattoo with fiance Liam Hemsworth, because we all know how much he hates Twitter. He made Miley quit the site in 2009, though she returned in less than two years; he didn’t. There are also numerous unconfirmed rumors that lately he’s been especially peeved about Miley’s cryptic complaints over Twitter and that she’s pushing him.
Then I found out that this photo is from Instagram—Liam’s Instagram, actually. (As is the one above.) Never did I think I’d see the Hunger Games star share a piece of himself on social media — and with a winky-face emoticon, no less! — but here it is. Now, Miley got her ink this past July, but only recently has Liam shown his dedication to his fiancee by getting a similar set of words tattooed on his bicep.
The ink comes from Theodore Roosevelt‘s famous address “Citizenship in a Republic” from 1910. This is the most famous segment of the 35-page speech; I’ve highlighted which parts each one got inked.
“The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly [Liam], so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat [Miley].”
I would think that Liam’s annoyances with Twitter — obsessive fans, the need to retweet/respond, letting strangers into slices of your personal life — would still exist with Instagram. In fact, I’ll probably start following him just so I can see the photos he tweets of his brother Chris. But to each his own (social medium).
Photos: Liam Hemsworth via Instagram