The Word Made Flesh
Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.
Pride & Prejudice (Jane Austen)
For my love of both Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter. REPRESENT!

For my love of both Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter. REPRESENT!

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
Thornton Wilder
My Kurt Vonnegut asterisk. I wanted my first tattoo to be small to know what it felt like before bigger ones. This will always remind me to keep the child in me alive. "To give an idea of the maturity of my illustrations for this book, here is my picture of an asshole."(My mother doesn’t know it’s an asshole, she just thinks it’s an asterisk. The perfect disguise!)

My Kurt Vonnegut asterisk. I wanted my first tattoo to be small to know what it felt like before bigger ones. This will always remind me to keep the child in me alive.

"To give an idea of the maturity of my illustrations for this book, here is my picture of an asshole."

(My mother doesn’t know it’s an asshole, she just thinks it’s an asterisk. The perfect disguise!)

My favorite quote from my favorite novel in the entire world.

My favorite quote from my favorite novel in the entire world.

"Ave atque vale" is Latin for hail and farewell
This is the last line of “Catallus 101”, written by the Roman Gaius Valerius Catallus as a tribute to his dead brother
I got this for my grandfather and uncle/godfather. Although they’ve passed on, I know they’re in a better place.

"Ave atque vale" is Latin for hail and farewell

This is the last line of “Catallus 101”, written by the Roman Gaius Valerius Catallus as a tribute to his dead brother

I got this for my grandfather and uncle/godfather. Although they’ve passed on, I know they’re in a better place.

And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.
Rainer Maria Rilke (via somelittlejoy)
fuckyeahtattoos:

“We can all be free, maybe not with words, maybe not with a look, but with your mind.”
Maceió, Brazil.Done by Leopoldo Araújo, Ponta Verde Tattoo. 

fuckyeahtattoos:

“We can all be free, maybe not with words, maybe not with a look, but with your mind.”

Maceió, Brazil.
Done by Leopoldo Araújo, Ponta Verde Tattoo. 

Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring—it was peace.
Milan Kundera (via evatalmadge)
My first tattoo, a quote from the French book L’élégance du hérisson (The Elegance of the Hedgehog) by Muriel Barbery.It roughly translates as:
"Maybe that’s what being alive is:
to track down moments that are dying.”I find the sentence incredibly beautiful, and it sums up so much about life, like the balance between the importance of a moment and its fragility, while keeping all the uncertainty of existence with just the word “maybe”

My first tattoo, a quote from the French book L’élégance du hérisson (The Elegance of the Hedgehog) by Muriel Barbery.
It roughly translates as:

"Maybe that’s what being alive is:

to track down moments that are dying.”

I find the sentence incredibly beautiful, and it sums up so much about life, like the balance between the importance of a moment and its fragility, while keeping all the uncertainty of existence with just the word “maybe”

This is my Harry Potter inspired tattoo. I had a similar image of a phoenix for 10 years and went to my artist and asked her to incorporate my house (Ravenclaw shield from Pottermore), a Galleon, and the initials D.A. for Dumbledore’s Army. The tattoo was done by Lydia K. in Halifax, NS. I decided to submit it so that the other person who submitted the tattoo of her house would know that she wasn’t alone.

This is my Harry Potter inspired tattoo. I had a similar image of a phoenix for 10 years and went to my artist and asked her to incorporate my house (Ravenclaw shield from Pottermore), a Galleon, and the initials D.A. for Dumbledore’s Army. The tattoo was done by Lydia K. in Halifax, NS. I decided to submit it so that the other person who submitted the tattoo of her house would know that she wasn’t alone.

For the sad fact remains: there is far more poetry in the world than justice.
Paul Auster, Invisible (via towishonspacehardware)
From Fahrenheit 451: “‘Stuff your eyes with wonder,’ he said. ‘See the world…Ask no guarantees, ask for no security, there never was such an animal.”
A 30th birthday gift to myself to cap off the scariest, risk-taking-est, most rewarding year of my life. It’s a permanent reminder that the best things happen when you acknowledge uncertainty, and let it be exhilarating.

From Fahrenheit 451: “‘Stuff your eyes with wonder,’ he said. ‘See the world…Ask no guarantees, ask for no security, there never was such an animal.”

A 30th birthday gift to myself to cap off the scariest, risk-taking-est, most rewarding year of my life. It’s a permanent reminder that the best things happen when you acknowledge uncertainty, and let it be exhilarating.

-Ayn Rand (The Fountainhead)

-Ayn Rand (The Fountainhead)