“Busy, busy, busy, is what we Bokononists whisper whenever we think of how complicated and unpredictable the machinery of life really is.”
- From “Cat’s Cradle” by Kurt Vonnegut.
I found this book left on the pavement, among other abandoned books. Something told me that I won’t regret picking it.
It was my first meeting with Vonnegut, and since then he always speaks to my heart.
This is my tattoo from The Scarlet Letter by Hawthorne. Done at Underground Ink in Lexington, KY summer of 2012.
Inspired by The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Look closely and you can see the key hanging from a branch, and he red breasted Robin. Designed by me :)
I got the verse proverbs 31:25 from the bible tattooed on me. I personally feel like it signifies a strong woman. It reminds me of my mother which I admire her
All Was Well - the final sentence of the Harry Potter series from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Hermione’s Time Turner - from the illustration in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban chapter ‘Hermione’s Secret’
My small way of paying homage to HP, for getting me through the past 15 years and being such a big part of my childhood and my life even now.
From Shakespeare’s “All’s Well That Ends Well.”
I got this tattoo in the summer, before my sophomore year of college, as a kind of “you can do it” anthem. I wanted to be reassured every time I felt like I was faltering, and I am. It is the last two lines of William Ernest Henley’s poem, “Invictus”.
Still I rise - Maya Angelou
Done by Matt Monroe of No Egrets. One from Shakespeare, the other from Mystic City by Theo Lawrence.
To always keep me brave.
"Do I dare
Disturb the universe?
In a minute there is time
For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.”
Reading Alice in Wonderland helped me through a rough childhood. Nothing made sense in my life so I identified strongly with this book. It’s also a great escape read as many books are. The Mad Hatter is my favorite character-I love him dearly.
Tattoo done by Ruben at MomsOld Skoolink in Yucaipa, CA
"Courage, dear heart" from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
From the Trickster series by Tamora Pierce. I loved the raven drawing in each of those books, love the story so very much, and loved how the history and mythology of raven stretches all around the world. Ms. Pierce is one of my favorite authors and I’m so pleased to have a symbol of her work with me always. Done by Jimi at Jimi’s Tattoo in Port Hueneme, CA.
Beckett quotation. Post-breakup tattoo, to remind me to always dust myself off and get back up again.