“The Wambulus has floppy ears
with which to wipe away its tears” -Edward Gorey
My first tattoo, done by Angie Fey at Archive Tattoo in Toronto, Ontario. The quote is from Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. The book has always been a favorite of mine and this quote in particular holds so much meaning.
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|—||F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned (via alighthouseofwords)|
“I open at the close.” Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
I got this last year for my eighteenth birthday. I was literally raised reading the novels, and would spend many nights at the age of seven trying to convince my dad to stay up just a bit longer to read another chapter. Philosopher’s Stone was the first full novel I read by myself. I still have the first three movies on VHS. I have a first edition copy of Philosopher’s Stone. My entire existence was shaped around these characters and this school. It felt fitting that something symbolizing my entire childhood be forever etched into my skin open entering adulthood. The quote felt even more fitting as well, because the last film was released just a month before my birthday, so my future opened while my childhood closed with the final movie. It’s the most perfect tattoo I could have possibly gotten.
|—||Junot Diaz, “This Is How You Lose Her” (via girlxploded)|
Fresh off the press! My first tattoo done by Christine at 198 Tattoo in Wynnum, QLD, Australia. She was just wonderful and made it into a great tattoo and a great experience.
“If I shall die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take.”
This is my second tattoo done by Christy at Rebirth Tattoo by Vinnie in my hometown of Anchorage, AK. I got this done on my inner bicep because I’ve always believed in some kind of God but never followed a specific religion. This verse is from the only prayer I recited as a little kid and it’s always spoken to me.
This is my first tattoo done at C&S Tattoos in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan by Clay . He was awesome !
So the story behind this is really simple, My sister and I Both grew up loving the Robert Munch book “Love you forever” . We decided it was time for me to get tattoo so we chose to get matching ones, She has “I’ll love you forever” and I have “I’ll like you for always” coming form the quote in the book “I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, As long as I’m living, My baby you’ll be”
Taw Karasawa, Curitiba, Brasil
“Hell is Empty and all the Devils are Here” - William Shakespeare The Tempest: Act 1, Scene 2, Page 10.
My Edgar Allen Poe portrait (: “all that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” Done by Evan Hall at Ink and Dagger in Louisville, KY.
This is my 3rd tattoo, and probably my favorite. It is the autograph of William Beckett (some may know him from the band The Academy Is…). A lot of people think this tattoo is silly, but William’s music has gotten me through the past 7 years, and it was my second tattoo dedicated to him/his music!
It was done by K at Oxygen Tattoo in Wildwood, NJ. I highly suggest her, and everyone at this shop!
|—||David Foster Wallace (via thecrackedlookingglass)|