The Boxcar Children tattoo.
From Sarah Kane’s play.
Done at LTW ~Barcelona Tattoo.
"Quite correct, The Terrible Trivium. Demon of paddy tasks and worthless jobs. Monster of habits. Ogre of wasted efforts. And Friend to lazy and foolish people every where." - The Phantom Tollbooth
|—||Walt Whitman (via andlohespoke)|
One of my favorite series by one of my favorite authors. the main character is an interpreter as am I. And I’ve always felt a little out of place, a bit foreign ; -)
"I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”
― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
A reminder to myself to continue searching for what makes me happy, and to live life with conviction:
Find what you love and let it kill you.
Let it drain you of your all. Let it cling onto your back and weigh you down into eventual nothingness.
Let it kill you and let it devour your remains.
For all things will kill you, both slowly and fastly, but it’s much better to be killed by a lover.
~ Falsely yours”
― Charles Bukowski
|—||On Booze (F. Scott Fitzgerald)|
To the left is my very first tattoo of my very favorite literary character, Winnie-ther-Pooh. To the right is my third tattoo and one of my favorites. It is Latin for “I will not serve” and is my condensed version of the James Joyce quote “I will not serve that in which I no longer believe.” from A Portrait of The Artist as a Young Man.
Kafka is one of the authors I find most influential on my writing, so as soon as I could afford it, I got his portrait tattooed on my left arm.
I spent the majority of the years after high school being too afraid to go after my dreams. I didn’t finish anything I started because I was afraid too fail. I finally finished my goal of joining the military. I now serve in the United States Army. This quote from my favorite book Tuck Everlasting is my way to commemorate my accomplishment.
|—||David Wong (via the-occipital)|
From Jack Gilbert’s poem The Forgotten Dialect of the Heart, one of the most beautiful poems I have ever read:
'What we feel most has no name but amber, archers, cinnamon, horses and birds'