The Word Made Flesh
from Andrea Gibson’s poem, “Gospel Salt”

from Andrea Gibson’s poem, “Gospel Salt”

No one knows how to write a novel until it’s been written.
Alice Hoffman (via thiscommonplacebook)
Line from the poem “Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood” by William Wordsworth.  Probably the most famous section of the poem, this particular line, and the stanza it appears in, has reminded me there are no do-overs in life.  We need to find the little wonders in the world to keep us going.
"Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind”
Thanks to Bob from Pino Bros. Ink in Cambridge, MA.

Line from the poem “Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood” by William Wordsworth.  Probably the most famous section of the poem, this particular line, and the stanza it appears in, has reminded me there are no do-overs in life.  We need to find the little wonders in the world to keep us going.

"Though nothing can bring back the hour

Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower

We will grieve not, rather find

Strength in what remains behind”

Thanks to Bob from Pino Bros. Ink in Cambridge, MA.

Stop trying to be the sun and become a speck!
Rumi (via sabrina-t)
“There is no wrong train" from the book Evasion. Written by Anonymous.The text is from a section in the book in which the author was told the wrong train to hop to get where he wanted to go. However, this “wrong train” ended up giving him a great time in a random city. After reading it, I started to see life as the same thing. Things get tough, and we may end up in some bad spots, but those bad spots are still awesome.Tattoo done by Todd Porter at Sinners & Saints in Pittsburgh PA

There is no wrong train" from the book Evasion. Written by Anonymous.
The text is from a section in the book in which the author was told the wrong train to hop to get where he wanted to go. However, this “wrong train” ended up giving him a great time in a random city. After reading it, I started to see life as the same thing. Things get tough, and we may end up in some bad spots, but those bad spots are still awesome.
Tattoo done by Todd Porter at Sinners & Saints in Pittsburgh PA

fuckyeahtattoos:

These were done at Chroma Tattoo in West Bloomfield, MI by Ryan Methric
They are a quote from the book “The Sky Is Everywhere” by Jandy Nelson

fuckyeahtattoos:

These were done at Chroma Tattoo in West Bloomfield, MI by Ryan Methric

They are a quote from the book “The Sky Is Everywhere” by Jandy Nelson


The name Infant Tyrone is a self-disparaging joke from Gravity’s Rainbow.  There’s a hundred ‘Slothrop’ and ‘Tyrone Slothrop’ handles out there, but “Infant Tyrone” is a joke about the size of an infant’s erection (1.5 inches).  I figured, ten years ago, that there wouldn’t be any other Infant Tyrones.
  For fifteen years I’ve wanted an image of a V2 rocket over my heart with Slothrop’s battle cry “Fickt Nicht mit der Raketmensch!”  I kept putting it off, year after year.  I could never finalize a design, and I was always a little reluctant to have anything tattooed in German.
  Today I just went and did it.  No point in prevaricating. 
  Rocketman is aroused by the idea of his own destruction.  How do you hurt somebody like that?  You can drug him, torture him, dress him up in a giant pig costume, take his name and identity and friends, but a guy who only gets a boner when he’s about to be blown up?  How do you hurt that? You can’t kill him.  He just fades into the wilderness, drifting apart into pieces of sky and cloud and wind and earth.
  I haven’t felt this good in weeks.

The name Infant Tyrone is a self-disparaging joke from Gravity’s Rainbow.  There’s a hundred ‘Slothrop’ and ‘Tyrone Slothrop’ handles out there, but “Infant Tyrone” is a joke about the size of an infant’s erection (1.5 inches).  I figured, ten years ago, that there wouldn’t be any other Infant Tyrones.

  For fifteen years I’ve wanted an image of a V2 rocket over my heart with Slothrop’s battle cry “Fickt Nicht mit der Raketmensch!”  I kept putting it off, year after year.  I could never finalize a design, and I was always a little reluctant to have anything tattooed in German.

  Today I just went and did it.  No point in prevaricating. 

  Rocketman is aroused by the idea of his own destruction.  How do you hurt somebody like that?  You can drug him, torture him, dress him up in a giant pig costume, take his name and identity and friends, but a guy who only gets a boner when he’s about to be blown up?  How do you hurt that? You can’t kill him.  He just fades into the wilderness, drifting apart into pieces of sky and cloud and wind and earth.

  I haven’t felt this good in weeks.

This is my tattoo from Stephen King’s Bag of Bones, from the quote: “When an imaginative person gets into mental trouble, the line between seeming and being has a way of disappearing.”

This is my tattoo from Stephen King’s Bag of Bones, from the quote: “When an imaginative person gets into mental trouble, the line between seeming and being has a way of disappearing.”

From Ralph Waldo Emerson. A tattoo about being happy with who you are. Done by Jamie Williams at Fantality Tattoo in Ontario. 
Belongs to Emilie: orangeandlavenderspots.tumblr.com

From Ralph Waldo Emerson. A tattoo about being happy with who you are. Done by Jamie Williams at Fantality Tattoo in Ontario. 

Belongs to Emilie: orangeandlavenderspots.tumblr.com

This is my tattoo from The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky.
I guess the only backstory i have behind this quote is that there have been two times in my life i have felt infinite, and both of those moments have changed my life.
It’s like when you hear a song you love you want to sing it forever, i wanted to read this quote forever to remind me of those two times.
This is my tattoo from The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky.
I guess the only backstory i have behind this quote is that there have been two times in my life i have felt infinite, and both of those moments have changed my life.
It’s like when you hear a song you love you want to sing it forever, i wanted to read this quote forever to remind me of those two times.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Marcel Proust
Edgar Allen Poe, ” all we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream”

Edgar Allen Poe, ” all we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream”

First part of my favorite Jane Eyre quote, “Sense would resist delirium”.

First part of my favorite Jane Eyre quote, “Sense would resist delirium”.

Any compulsion tries to justify itself.
Joan Didion