Inspired by a cover of The Waves by Virginia Woolf.
|—||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 :)
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.
Anna Akhmatova, “Requiem”
The last stanza of “Prospective Immigrants Please Note” by Adrienne Rich. I love the whole poem deeply.
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.