The Word Made Flesh
We don’t create a fantasy world to escape reality, we create it to be able to stay.
Lynda Barry
I have had a literary sleeve going for a few years now <3
Creatures from the poem, “Noise Day,” By Shel Silverstein. 
From The Catcher in the Rye, “It’s history. It’s poetry.”
An apple turning red for The Giver

I have had a literary sleeve going for a few years now <3

Creatures from the poem, “Noise Day,” By Shel Silverstein. 

From The Catcher in the Rye, “It’s history. It’s poetry.”

An apple turning red for The Giver

"This above all: To thine own self be true." Hamlet

"This above all: To thine own self be true." Hamlet

Adapted - William Blake&#8217;s Urizen.

Adapted - William Blake’s Urizen.

"Je est un autre" - "I is somebody else"My 1st Tattoo. One of my favorite quotes done in Rimbaud’s Handwriting
Done by Viet  at Blink Tattoos in Dallas

"Je est un autre" - "I is somebody else"
My 1st Tattoo. One of my favorite quotes done in Rimbaud’s Handwriting

Done by Viet  at Blink Tattoos in Dallas

Nursery rhyme from beginning of The Graveyard Book, one of my favorites. Changed the way I think about death

Nursery rhyme from beginning of The Graveyard Book, one of my favorites. Changed the way I think about death

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
from The Perks of Being a Wallflower :)

from The Perks of Being a Wallflower :)

From the Mary Oliver poem &#8220;The Summer Day&#8221;
"Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?&#8221;
Done at Spilled Ink in Dublin, Ireland.

From the Mary Oliver poem “The Summer Day”

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?”

Done at Spilled Ink in Dublin, Ireland.

Dewey Decimal for Fairy tales/ Folk lore.

Dewey Decimal for Fairy tales/ Folk lore.

This is from a poem called Innovation by Shel Silverstein
It was done by Emma James at Speakeasy Tattoo Studio in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

This is from a poem called Innovation by Shel Silverstein

It was done by Emma James at Speakeasy Tattoo Studio in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Inspired by a cover of The Waves by Virginia Woolf.

Inspired by a cover of The Waves by Virginia Woolf.

For, if she never loved him, how could she have come to hate him so much?
The Glorious Ones, Francine Prose (via check-your-pockets-chimney-child)
I actually got this over a year ago at Andromeda on St Marks Pl. from the fantastic Gabriel, the line is from Hamlet :) 

I actually got this over a year ago at Andromeda on St Marks Pl. from the fantastic Gabriel, the line is from Hamlet :) 

"She took a step and didn&#8217;t want to take any more." - from The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. 

"She took a step and didn’t want to take any more." - from The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.