The Word Made Flesh
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.

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

"K is for Kate who was struck with an axe." Edward Gorey, The Gashlycrumb Tinies

Work by Annie at Inkfluence in Lubbock, Texas

In Latin: I think therefore I am, I read therefore I am, I write therefore I am.

In Latin: I think therefore I am, I read therefore I am, I write therefore I am.

I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues.
Duke Ellington
"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
 untranslatable,
I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the
 world.”
—Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

"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

untranslatable,

I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the

world.”

—Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

My tattoo from my favorite poem of all time, T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” 

My tattoo from my favorite poem of all time, T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” 

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.”

______ _ _
(Sorry about the silly pose; this is a difficult place to photograph right-side-up.)

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.”

______ _ _
(Sorry about the silly pose; this is a difficult place to photograph right-side-up.)

Chapter 2, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

Chapter 2, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

“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

“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.

Fresh (and swollen) tribute to Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins. Done by Derek Merritt at Horseshoe Tattoo Co in Vernal, Utah.

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.
Charlotte Bronte
Slaughterhouse-Five. This quote means a lot to me. 

Slaughterhouse-Five. This quote means a lot to me. 

"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

"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

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

east of eden tribute

east of eden tribute