The Word Made Flesh
Stories happen to those who tell them.
Thucydides
For my 40th birthday, I gifted myself to a tattoo from one of the very first books I’d ever read. It’s still one of my very favorites.

For my 40th birthday, I gifted myself to a tattoo from one of the very first books I’d ever read. It’s still one of my very favorites.

and to you, if you have stuck with Harry until the very end.

and to you, if you have stuck with Harry until the very end.

I have loved the HP series for over ten years and wanted to commemorate the books and movies.  The last three words from the Harry Potter series and the Deathly Hallows symbol 

I have loved the HP series for over ten years and wanted to commemorate the books and movies.  The last three words from the Harry Potter series and the Deathly Hallows symbol 

This isn’t from any particular novel, but instead inspired by my general love of reading, and the fact that it can take you anywhere.

This isn’t from any particular novel, but instead inspired by my general love of reading, and the fact that it can take you anywhere.

For a pure sense of being tumultuously alive, you can’t beat the nasty side of existence.
Philip Roth
If On A Winter’s Night A Traveler (Italo Calvino) tattoo with quotes from A Prayer for Owen Meany (Irving), Diary (Palahniuk), and Life of Pi (Martel)

If On A Winter’s Night A Traveler (Italo Calvino) tattoo with quotes from A Prayer for Owen Meany (Irving), Diary (Palahniuk), and Life of Pi (Martel)

Winnie the Pooh. Full quote: “If ever there comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.”

Winnie the Pooh. Full quote: “If ever there comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.”

If you want to annoy your neighbors, tell the truth about them.
Pietro Aretino
brideshead revisited-evelyn waugh

"if it could only be like this always—always summer, always alone, fruit always ripe…"

brideshead revisited-evelyn waugh

"if it could only be like this always—always summer, always alone, fruit always ripe…"

"The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience" - To Kill a Mockingbird 

"The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience" - To Kill a Mockingbird 

By Bek at Heathen Ink in Chicago.

By Bek at Heathen Ink in Chicago.

Never marry a man you wouldn’t want to be divorced from.
Nora Ephron
The litany against fear from Dune.  I made sure that it was situated on my arm in such a way that I could read it myself or show it off to others.  Done by Bek at Heathen Ink in Chicago.

The litany against fear from Dune.  I made sure that it was situated on my arm in such a way that I could read it myself or show it off to others.  Done by Bek at Heathen Ink in Chicago.