The Word Made Flesh
Edward Gorey’s The Doubtful Guest

Edward Gorey’s The Doubtful Guest

The book and the tattoo…a marriage proposal.
Photo by Sara Swaty Roger

The book and the tattoo…a marriage proposal.

Photo by Sara Swaty Roger

This is from “Duck for President” by Doreen Cronin (illustrated by Betsy Lewin). I got the tat after my first year teaching. It’s my favorite children’s book.

This is from “Duck for President” by Doreen Cronin (illustrated by Betsy Lewin). I got the tat after my first year teaching. It’s my favorite children’s book.

I learned never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it.
Ernest Hemingway  (via fabulouslyfreespirited)
My favorite quote from my favorite poet, e.e. cummings.
Fun fact: the font is called Jane Austen because it is based on her handwriting.

My favorite quote from my favorite poet, e.e. cummings.

Fun fact: the font is called Jane Austen because it is based on her handwriting.

"Write drunk; edit sober"Ernest Hemingway
Because I am a writer.I believe in this.
Done in Sylvester, GA

"Write drunk; edit sober"
Ernest Hemingway

Because I am a writer.
I believe in this.

Done in Sylvester, GA

Top Withins, the house that inspired Emily Bronte to write Wuthering Heights.

Top Withins, the house that inspired Emily Bronte to write Wuthering Heights.

This happens to me every. single. time.  Not my first literary tattoo (I have T.S. Elliot’s signature on the back of my neck) but definitely my largest, and first with color.  Many more are planned, I just need money!
Done by Dominic at K42 in Tucson, AZ

This happens to me every. single. time.  Not my first literary tattoo (I have T.S. Elliot’s signature on the back of my neck) but definitely my largest, and first with color.  Many more are planned, I just need money!

Done by Dominic at K42 in Tucson, AZ

And remember this, that if you’ve been hated, you’ve also been loved.
The Portrait of a Lady, Henry James (via alighthouseofwords)
Tom Robbins’ Still Life With Woodpecker

Tom Robbins’ Still Life With Woodpecker

That is the last sentence of the last Harry Potter book. I always wanted a tatto refering to the book and that was the most meaningful and creative idea I could have. 

That is the last sentence of the last Harry Potter book. I always wanted a tatto refering to the book and that was the most meaningful and creative idea I could have. 

I love books. I love To Kill a Mockingbird. This is a combination of those. My third tattoo, my first literary one. I may go for more…

I love books. I love To Kill a Mockingbird. This is a combination of those. My third tattoo, my first literary one. I may go for more…

The Very Stone One Kicks With One Boot Will Outlast Shakespeare.

To the lighthouse, Virginia Woolf.

The Very Stone One Kicks With One Boot Will Outlast Shakespeare.

To the lighthouse, Virginia Woolf.

Of all the wonders that I yet have heard,
It seems to me most strange that men should fear;
Seeing that death, a necessary end,
Will come when it will come.
Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare (via wordsinliterature)
Words, Words, Words…
Hamlet, Shakespeare.

Words, Words, Words…

Hamlet, Shakespeare.