"Crowley had said, That’s lunatic.
No, said Aziraphale, it’s ineffable.
Aziraphale. The Enemy, of course. But an enemy for six thousand years now, which made him a sort of friend.”
I’ve read Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman every year since I bought it when I was 14. It literally changed my life. My tattoo is the chapter illustration from ‘Sunday’, the epilogue from my original copy of the book done by Rick at TRX Tattoos.
I have found it easier to identify with the characters who verge upon hysteria, who were frightened of life, who were desperate to reach out to another person. But these seemingly fragile people are the strong people really.
“Better to be the cat gazing coolly down from a high wall, its expression inscrutable. The cat that shunned petting, that needed no one. Why couldn’t she be that cat?”
― Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone
The words are from “Snow and Dirty Rain” by Richard Siken.
"… Here I am
leaving you clues. I am singing now while Rome
burns. We are all just trying to be holy. My applejack,
my silent night, just mash your lips against me.
We are all going forward. None of us are going back.”
Done by Jason Sheely at View Askew Tattoo in Lexington, NC
All the corrosive emotions of insecurity are biting away at my sensitive guts.
Still I Rise - Maya Angelou
“What is time? It is a serpent which eats its tail.” - Breakfast of Champions, Kurt Vonnegut
Tattoo by Adrienne at Jersey Tattoo in Toms River New Jersey.
That’s the whole trouble. You can’t ever find a place that’s nice and peaceful, because there isn’t any. You may think there is, but once you get there, when you’re not looking, somebody’ll sneak up and write ‘fuck you’ right under your nose.
Whoever controls the past controls the future; whoever controls the present, controls the past.
This is my fourth tattoo, but my first literary ink. I am absolutely in love with Harry Potter, and I have been since I was 11. I love this line that Snape utters when asked if he still loves Lily, after all this time. I love everything it represents - enduring love, the permanence of the series, of books in general, how Hogwarts will always be there to welcome me home, and how I am, always, a writer.