Happy Birthday, Mick Jagger!
Now there is a man known for his lips. And as you can see, his lip prints don’t disappoint either.
This particular print was sold in 1979 at an auction at Sotheby’s in London for 800 British pounds the equivalent of $1049 US dollars today. The auction actually sold all of the celebrity lip prints with the proceeds going to the Save the Children Fund. Other famous lips auctioned off included the lip prints of David Bowie, Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn, Mae West, Kirk Douglas and Jack Nicholson to name just a few. Mick’s prints fetched the highest price, of course. You can see the full collection of 80 lip prints in the book “With Love From…” Totally fascinating.
My teacher Jilly Eddy was very influenced by this book to start her own collection of lip prints. She went on to collect thousands and write a book about the study she calls Lipsology. She discovered one day that her brother had made his own lip prints beside Mick’s in her coffee table copy along with a little note others would follow suite adding their lip prints among the stars.
I think that his prints give justice to his lips. The right pull up just slightly in that usual Jagger grin.
Mick’s lip prints are a little mottled meaning that the saturation isn’t consistent, but instead dark and light in places of the print. This reflects a stop and go “energizer bunny” type of energy.
I also am intrigued by the little bump at the bottom of the bottom lip considered a sign of someone who makes things look easy but is really working hard behind the scenes on what they do. Generally people will think that this individual has all the luck and that things are just handed to them. Not really the case.
There is also not a lot of open space between the lips. This would suggest that at the time Mick made his prints, he was putting his foot down and sticking to his own plan unless someone could convince him that they had a better one. One corner of the lips also looks open while the other is closed – sometimes a sign of a pack rat or collector. I can’t verify that though.
So happy birthday, Mr. Jagger and to the lips that have entertained us for decades! And remember….
“It’s alright letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back.” – Mick Jagger.
Laura E. West is a professional fortune-teller and certified Lipsologist in Dallas, Texas. She entertains and enlightens many different ages at private parties, corporate events, trade shows and more. She is also available for private consultations and classes most Saturdays at Prana Haven, Energy, Wellness and Gifts for the Soul, located in Richardson, Texas. Drop by, sit a spell and have a cup of tea! Get a reading or take a class! www.lauraewest.com