The Word Made Flesh
Shakespeare, from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream"Find, though she be but little, she is fierce,"

Shakespeare, from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream
"Find, though she be but little, she is fierce,"

Bluebird
there’s a bluebird in my heart thatwants to get outbut I’m too tough for him,I say, stay in there, I’m not goingto let anybody seeyou.there’s a bluebird in my heart thatwants to get outbut I pour whiskey on him and inhalecigarette smokeand the whores and the bartendersand the grocery clerksnever know thathe’sin there.there’s a bluebird in my heart thatwants to get outbut I’m too tough for him,I say,stay down, do you want to messme up?you want to screw up theworks?you want to blow my book sales inEurope?there’s a bluebird in my heart thatwants to get outbut I’m too clever, I only let him outat night sometimeswhen everybody’s asleep.I say, I know that you’re there,so don’t besad.then I put him back,but he’s singing a littlein there, I haven’t quite let himdieand we sleep together likethatwith oursecret pactand it’s nice enough tomake a manweep, but I don’tweep, doyou?
-Charles Bukowski
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Bluebird

there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too tough for him,
I say, stay in there, I’m not going
to let anybody see
you.
there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I pour whiskey on him and inhale
cigarette smoke
and the whores and the bartenders
and the grocery clerks
never know that
he’s
in there.

there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too tough for him,
I say,
stay down, do you want to mess
me up?
you want to screw up the
works?
you want to blow my book sales in
Europe?
there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too clever, I only let him out
at night sometimes
when everybody’s asleep.
I say, I know that you’re there,
so don’t be
sad.
then I put him back,
but he’s singing a little
in there, I haven’t quite let him
die
and we sleep together like
that
with our
secret pact
and it’s nice enough to
make a man
weep, but I don’t
weep, do
you?

-Charles Bukowski

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Of all my tattoos, this will be the one I’ll still love when I’m 80.  HP<3

Of all my tattoos, this will be the one I’ll still love when I’m 80.  HP<3

Live Deep in white ink - &#8220;I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life&#8230;&#8221; - Walden (Thoreau)

Live Deep in white ink - “I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life…” - Walden (Thoreau)

I&#8217;m a writer; Allen Ginsberg is my favorite. Got this beautiful crescent moon tattoo as a reminder to follow his writing advice:"It’s more important to concentrate on what you want to say to yourself and your friends. Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness. Take [William Carlos] Williams: until he was 50 or 60, he was a local nut from Paterson, New Jersey, as far as the literary world was concerned. He went half a century without real recognition except among his friends and peers.
You say what you want to say when you don’t care who’s listening. If you’re grasping to get your own voice, you’re making a strained attempt to talk, so it’s a matter of just listening to yourself as you sound when you’re talking about something that’s intensely important to you.&#8221;

I’m a writer; Allen Ginsberg is my favorite. Got this beautiful crescent moon tattoo as a reminder to follow his writing advice:

"It’s more important to concentrate on what you want to say to yourself and your friends. Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness. Take [William Carlos] Williams: until he was 50 or 60, he was a local nut from Paterson, New Jersey, as far as the literary world was concerned. He went half a century without real recognition except among his friends and peers.

You say what you want to say when you don’t care who’s listening. If you’re grasping to get your own voice, you’re making a strained attempt to talk, so it’s a matter of just listening to yourself as you sound when you’re talking about something that’s intensely important to you.”

"At times our need for a sympathetic gesture is so great that we care not what exactly it signifies or how much we may have to pay for it afterwards.”

-E.M. Forster

A &#8220;kiss&#8221; from Peter Pan.

A “kiss” from Peter Pan.

21st birthday tattoo, done by Quintin Carnage at Full Sail Tattoos, Grahamstown, South Africa. Bloody delighted.
“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

21st birthday tattoo, done by Quintin Carnage at Full Sail Tattoos, Grahamstown, South Africa. Bloody delighted.

“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 though she be but little, she is fierce." &#8212; helena, a midsummer night&#8217;s dream, III, ii.
the script is &#8220;library hand&#8221;, a type of handwriting that library students used to have to learn in order for handwritten cards in card catalogues to look uniform. as a former english major and current library student who is frequently referred to as tiny, it was the perfect choice for my first tattoo. the work was done by the fabulous tony at mooncusser in provincetown, ma. 

"and though she be but little, she is fierce." — helena, a midsummer night’s dream, III, ii.

the script is “library hand”, a type of handwriting that library students used to have to learn in order for handwritten cards in card catalogues to look uniform. as a former english major and current library student who is frequently referred to as tiny, it was the perfect choice for my first tattoo. the work was done by the fabulous tony at mooncusser in provincetown, ma. 

Done at Showdown Tattoos in Edmonton, Alberta by Sydney :) 

Done at Showdown Tattoos in Edmonton, Alberta by Sydney :) 

From Jane Eyre: I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.This captured best the way I wish to live my life

From Jane Eyre: I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.

This captured best the way I wish to live my life

All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.
Animal Farm, George Orwell (via wordsinliterature)
This just describes me!
Done at Dark Arts in Warrington, England

This just describes me!

Done at Dark Arts in Warrington, England

The teapot is Russell&#8217;s teapot and I also like the idea of having a teapot tattoo because, well, who gets those?? I like the message because it&#8217;s almost a challenge. Do I dare cause a disruption? Do I dare mess with the balance? It&#8217;s actually a good lesson in consequences.

The teapot is Russell’s teapot and I also like the idea of having a teapot tattoo because, well, who gets those?? I like the message because it’s almost a challenge. Do I dare cause a disruption? Do I dare mess with the balance? It’s actually a good lesson in consequences.

His soul sat up. It met me. Those kinds of souls always do - the best ones. The ones who rise up and say, &#8220;I know who you are and I am ready. Not that I want to go, of course, but I will come.&#8221; Those souls are always light because more of them have been put out. More of them have already found their way to other places.from The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
A reminder to live in such a way that when Death comes, I&#8217;ll be ready to sit up and meet him.

His soul sat up. It met me. Those kinds of souls always do - the best ones. The ones who rise up and say, “I know who you are and I am ready. Not that I want to go, of course, but I will come.” Those souls are always light because more of them have been put out. More of them have already found their way to other places.
from The Book Thief by Markus Zusak


A reminder to live in such a way that when Death comes, I’ll be ready to sit up and meet him.