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My literary tattoo was inspired by Buddy Wakefield’s poem, Horsehead. Specifically the lines:
”..and he wouldn’t turn back, no matter how much slack was typed into his neck…”
My little penguin, dear to me because of the Penguin publishers who have provided me with so many of my favourite books.
|—||Mikhail Bakunin (via evatalmadge)|
A reminder of the code I have strived to follow in the darkest times, first told me by one of my dearest teachers, and now a permanent note-to-self, in my own handwriting.
From Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost, and also mentioned in Jim Harrison’s essay, Why I Write, or Not: “We paint our lives as we write our work, and I’m reminded of Whitman’s statement that a poet must “move wild laughter in the throat of death.”
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|—||Jane Austen (via butterflies-in-nets)|
“tattoos the words ‘forgive me’…down the inside of his arm so that when he looks at his wrist he will remember
not to hate himself so much.” - Buddy Wakefield ~ Human The Death Dance
My handwriting. The butterfly is a symbol of self injury recovery. This tattoo and poem mean so much more to me than I could ever say
221B. ”You know my methods. Apply them.” - SirArthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles.
Done by Katy @ Tattoo Noir. Pittsburgh, PA.
Anton Chekhov, The Story of an Unknown Man