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From Jack Gilbert’s poem The Forgotten Dialect of the Heart, one of the most beautiful poems I have ever read:
'What we feel most has no name but amber, archers, cinnamon, horses and birds'
let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid - john 14:27
im not a religous person, nor christian. this is what i feel to be the most important message my grandfather ever left me.
21st birthday tattoo, done by Quintin Carnage at Full Sail Tattoos, Grahamstown, South Africa.
“For long the two enemies looked at one another; Hook shuddering slightly, and Peter with the strange smile upon his face.
‘So, Pan,’ said Hook at last, ‘this is all your doing.’
‘Aye, James Hook,’ came the stern answer, ‘it is all my doing.’
‘Proud and insolent youth,’ said Hook, ‘prepare to meet thy doom.’
‘Dark and sinister man,’ Peter answered, ‘have at thee.”
- from Peter Pan, by J.M. Barrie
"And then, when she is beginning to hate her used body, she suddenly finds that she can do it- she can go on living. Not by principle, not by deduction, not by knowledge of good and evil, but by a peculiar and shifting sense of balance which defies each of these things often."
The Once and Future King by T. H. White
This is the second-to-last illustration in Munro Leaf’s “Ferdinand the Bull.” The text on this page in the book says “He is very happy.” I got it half because I love the book, and half in memory of Elliott Smith, who had the cover image of the same book tattooed on his bicep.
Tortoise that died under the weight of being jeweled and gilded—inspired by Joris-Karl Huysmans’ “À rebours”
Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—to-morrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther…and one fine morning—
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
Books are always, always greater than the movies.
"Such childhood energy I spent of feeling betrayed, By the world in general, Leah in particular. Betrayal bent me in one direction while guilt bent her the other way. We constructed our lives around a misunderstanding, and if ever I tried to pull it out and fix it now I would fall down flat. Misunderstanding is my cornerstone. It’s everyone’s, come to think of it. Illusions mistaken for truth are the pavement under our feet. They are what we call civilization." The Poisonwood Bible
I have always been in love with Snape and the story of how he always loved Lily, and the doe is one of my favourite animals. I got this when I was 16. I basically grew up with Harry Potter, so it is a huge part of my childhood and it will always be a part of my life. I decided to get a doe because of how much I love Snape and the animal, and I got the word “Always” because it symbolizes one of my favourite parts of Harry Potter, as well as the fact that I will ALWAYS love Harry Potter!
Also, I met my first best friend when we were children because of our love for Harry Potter. So she did the drawing/design for me!
It is done on my right shoulder blade, and it was done by Jen at Tattz and Company in Hamilton, Ontario (she no longer works there).
The Fox and The Rose from “The Little Prince”.
I chose these, because The little prince is my favorite book of all time. And I felt that the fox and the rose represent myself quite well, and how I relate to others.
The tattoo was done at Black and Blue tattoo in SF.