Hagrid must have forgotten to tell him something you had to do, like tapping the third brick on the left to get into Diagon Alley. He wondered if he should get out his wand and start tapping the ticket box between platforms nine and ten.
- J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
For me, Harry Potter will always be more than just a book.
from Shakespeare’s comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”; my favorite of his plays.
I’m on the short side and occasionally suffer from anxiety. This reminds me I can be brave- or fierce- even when I don’t feel it’s possible.
My first tattoo to commemorate physical books.
But hope still sings forever in the distance.
Anna Akhmatova, “Requiem”
The last stanza of “Prospective Immigrants Please Note” by Adrienne Rich. I love the whole poem deeply.
Dr. Seuss- Oh, the places you’ll go! Your mountain is waiting!
Through the looking Glass. Alice and the Unicorn. If you’ll believe in me, I’ll believe in you.
My Pride and Prejudice tattoo. I love Jane Austen’s style of writing and her novels. I find myself relating to her characters a lot—especially Elizabeth Bennet.
I got this tattoo to remind me that nothing I’ve done in my past should dictate how I feel or act in the future. I’m the one that determines who I am, not the past.
Done at Allstar Tattoo in Tacoma, WA.
Not based on any book in particular, just my general love of literature and book (notably physical books). My first tattoo.
My MLA citation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods.
Date: June 22, 2013
Artist: Aaron @ Inktown Tattoo in Lombard, IL.
This is an old pic from when I first got the tattoo so its all shiny from the ointment!
A quote from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. This was said by Dumbledore when Harry was obsessed with the mirror of erise.
I love this quote, I got it to remind myself to live my life and stop dreaming and wishing things would happen, to just go out and make them happen.
My Harry Potter tattoo. I grew up with Harry and can proudly call myself a Potterhead. Harry got me through some rough parts, so I can proudly say I will “always” be a fan. And I threw in random embellishments like the lightning bolt and chapter stars.
"After all this time?"
Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be.
From Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut.
The Sirens of Titan, Kurt Vonnegut