"It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything." - Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
From “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”
From Ernest Hemingway’s “A Farewell to Arms”: “I can keep you safe but nobody can help themselves.” Done by Megon at Fist Full of Metal in Seattle, WA.
As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence.
“I remember about the fifth time I ever went on ‘Wise Child.’ … Anyway, I started bitching one night before the broadcast. Seymour’d told me to shine my shoes just as I was going out the door with Waker. I was furious. The studio audience were all morons, and I just damn well wasn’t going to shine my shoes for them, I told Seymour. I said they couldn’t see them anyway, where we sat. He said to shine them anyway. He said to shine them for the Fat Lady. I didn’t know what the hell he was talking about, but he had a very Seymour look on his face, so I did it. He never did tell me who the Fat Lady was, but I shined my shoes for the Fat Lady every time I ever went on the air again.. it seemed goddam clear why Seymour wanted me to shine my shoes when I went on the air. It made sense.
There isn’t anyone out there who isn’t Seymour’s Fat Lady… There isn’t anyone anywhere that isn’t Seymour’s Fat Lady. Don’t you know that? Don’t you know that goddam secret yet?”
J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey
Done by Charlie Grrl at Fist Full of Metal Tattoo in Seattle
My literary tattoo for “The Great Gatsby” done a year ago affectionately dubbed “Tattsby”.
Ayn Rand - The Fountainhead
Hi, this tattoo is of a quill and a quote from Pride & Prejudice. It’s my sixth and favourite tattoo. It reminds me to make good choices because I can control what is nourished in my life.
"Face your life. Its pleasure, its pain. Leave no path untaken."—Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book
Freshly inked at Mid-Town Tattoo in Erie, PA by Brandy Artz.
This is my mockingbird. To Kill a Mockingbird is my favorite book of all time, and I had to pay homage to it.
I’m a grammar nerd, so this was the perfect choice!
My first tattoo: a quote from an episode of Doctor Who that I found incredibly appropriate given my ambitions of being a writer. It’s written in the font that Harry Potter was published in. I can’t ever lay eyes on it, except in reflections and pictures, but I know it’s there and it serves as a reminder that life is short, so we need to make our stories good ones.
"and your very flesh shall be a great poem," in Walt Whitman’s handwriting, from Leaves of Grass.