Stop trying to be the sun and become a speck!
“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
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.
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
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.
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”.
Any compulsion tries to justify itself.
The unexamined life is not worth living - attributed to Socrates
My first literary tattoo. It’s from Hamlet “Doubt thou the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun doth move, Doubt truth to be a liar, but never doubt I Love.” I added the image of Eros after to make it into an entire piece. I love it so much; it means the most to me!
Everyone thinks writers must know more about the inside of the human head, but that is wrong. They know less, that’s why they write. Trying to find out what everyone else takes for granted.
“All is an Ocean. All flows and connects so powerfully that if, in this life, you manage to become more gracious by even a drop, it is better for every bird, child and animal your life touches than you will ever know. Start praying to the birds in ecstasy! Cherish this ecstasy, however senseless it may seem to people!” - Doystoyevsky from The Brothers Karamazov
Drawn by me & the writings in my sisters handwriting