Desiderata- Max Ehrmann
A reminder to myself that I have a right to exist in this world.
By Dia Moeller at Boston Tattoo Company
Desiderata- Max Ehrmann
My favorite book is Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card. Like Ender, I am a “third” (I also have an older brother and sister). This tattoo is placed where a monitor would be.
Two of my favorite authors is Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee. When I was deployed to Afghanistan my friends sent me their new book they wrote together. It is called Forbidden and it is the first in the “Books of Mortals” series. I immediately knew I wanted the cover image as a tattoo even before I read the book! I was not disappointed, I devoured it in ten hours, I could not just put it down. I personally believe some words just leave a good “taste” when spoken. (Forgive me for being a bit strange.) Mortal is one of those words, and it is the second book in the series so it was perfect for my tattoo. It also tied in well with my connection to the story. Thanks for listening to me ramble!
1. “‘Three of these flying birds.’ I touch my collarbone, marking the path of their flight - toward my heart.”
2. Harry Potter stars.
3. i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)
"After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure." - Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
Tattoo by Adam at Demon Ink in Denver, CO.
From Diana Wynne Jones’ Charmed Life, in her Chrestomanci series. She inspired me to write children’s fiction, so I thought I’d pay her some tribute.
This tatt is for my love stories, in books and in people’s lives. The 4.17 is for my dad; his chapter ended on 4.17.04, but he’s still part of the story and the story goes on.
Pippi Longstocking and her monkey, Mr. Nilsson from ‘Pippi Goes on Board’ by Astrid Lindgren. Pippi has always been a literary hero of mine, so last year I immortalized her on my left biceps.
Tattoo by Os Paradis at Cottage 13 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
This is my Mary Oliver tattoo done by Sean Morgan of Scarab Body Arts in Syracuse, NY. The line is from the poem, “What I Have Learned So Far”.
All summations have a beginning, all effect has a
story, all kindness begins with the sown seed.
Thought buds toward radiance. The gospel of
light is the crossroads of —- indolence, or action.
Be ignited, or be gone.”