Can you imagine the beautiful one, diaphanous and unattainable Sissi with a tattoo?
Probably not, but you are wrong.
The fairytale princess of all time was actually much less happy and sugary than the movies tell her (see also: https://www.pilloledistoria.it/9055/storia-contemporanea/boccoli-principessa-sissi-seta).
Elizabeth was a restless woman, often intolerant of rules and court life, sad and continually looking for herself.
He probably suffered from depression, a disease that at the time was not recognized as such, and certainly the great pain of the daughter's death Gisella first and son Rodolfo then, they didn't help her improve.
The fact is that, sometimes, he also allowed himself a few little ones transgression.
These include getting tattooed, during a journey undertaken in 1888, a still small on the left shoulder.
It may seem, and indeed it is, nonsense for us, but then and in the environment it was part of, tattoos were certainly not frowned upon.
The choice of the subject is explained by the great love that Sissi always had towards the big e, in particular, than that around Greece.
This little secret, in public, it only came out after the empress's death, killed by Luigi Lucheni in 1898.
However, her daughter was obviously aware of it Maria Valeria, as evidenced by a letter written in December of 1888.
In it the girl writes: “very original and not at all so horrible” just in reference to the small tattoo just made by the august mother (photo: raiplay.it).