|—||Inkslinging, Sarah Simpson (via check-your-pockets-chimney-child)|
I got this done about six months ago. If you notice, above the word “and” was the original tattoo, just two stars for the first half of the phrase. I’ve always loved Peter Pan and can’t wait to share it with future generations.
Done by Steve at Empire Tattoo in Pitman, NJ.
|—||Rainer Maria Rilke (via thecutteralicia)|
I got this tattoo as a reminder of my spiritual goals. It’s a variation of the 42nd Psalm. I decided to get an image of a doe to represent my delicate nature and feminine qualities. The doe is also the patronus of Severus Snape from Harry Potter. So, love for God and magic all in one. I absolutely love this piece.
|—||Euripides (via fool-in-the-photograph)|
I got this tattoo last May from Armen at High Priestess in Eugene, OR, but he doesn’t seem to be working there any more.
The lines (“fair is foul” and “foul is fair”) are from the opening scene of Macbeth, which was an important text to my development as an English major. I got this tattoo both as a way to remind myself that things are not always what they seem and to celebrate my growth as a student and a scholar. This was taken right after I got it so it’s still a bit red and angry, but I love this tattoo and it’s held up really well considering its placement.
|—||Dave Eggers, You Shall Know Our Velocity! (via foronlyever)|
This is my second tattoo.
The quote is from The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. It is one of my favourite books; no one can capture powerful emotion in simple words and images like Zusak can.
"Books and pages and a happy place" refers to Ilsa Hermann’s library, where Liesel finds she can explore her love of reading. Likewise, I can find a refuge anywhere there are books. This is also the scene where Liesel realises the power words have to cause both happiness and misery in different hands. I will never forget the power of words, and will always try to use them for good.
Artist: the lovely Kimma at Blackbird Tattoo in NSW, Australia:
|—||Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar (x)|
My tattoo is less literary than typographical. I am a writer by trade (and passion). I got the tattoo so that while I’m writing (typing), I can see it and have a constant reminder of not only how I want to live my life, but of the amazement I want my words to inspire in others.
- K. from Atlanta