My Deathly Hallows tattoo with added filigree. I wanted something that would remind me of Luna, she was my favorite character in the entire series.
"K is for Kate who was struck with an axe." Edward Gorey, The Gashlycrumb Tinies
Work by Annie at Inkfluence in Lubbock, Texas
"The spotted hawk swoops by and accuse me…he
complains of my gab and my loitering.
I too am not a bit tamed…I too am
I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the
—Walt Whitman, Song of Myself
While my husband was deployed, I must’ve repeated this poem to myself fifty times a day, or more. It is “Self-Pity,” by D.H. Lawrence:
"I never saw a wild thing
sorry for itself.
A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough
without ever having felt sorry for itself.”
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(Sorry about the silly pose; this is a difficult place to photograph right-side-up.)
“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.” — Emile Zola
Fresh (and swollen) tribute to Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins. Done by Derek Merritt at Horseshoe Tattoo Co in Vernal, Utah.
"They are the roses in December; you remember someone said that God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.”
J.M. Barrie, Courage
From Slaughterhouse-Five by Vonnegut…and an all around good reminder to stay Zen when thing go bad.
Done by Jerry @ Screaming Needle Tattoo in Wyoming, MI