The Word Made Flesh
Harry Potter. Deathly Hallows. Always.
Bonus: Gryffindor scarf.

Harry Potter. Deathly Hallows. Always.

Bonus: Gryffindor scarf.

From Kurt Vonnegut’s God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater.
The most beautiful, poignant, and honest advise I’ve ever received.

From Kurt Vonnegut’s God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater.

The most beautiful, poignant, and honest advise I’ve ever received.

We all can be only what we are, Nothing more or less - Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind

We all can be only what we are, Nothing more or less - Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind

Curiouser and curiouser & We’re all mad here from Alice Adventures in Wonderland

Curiouser and curiouser & We’re all mad here from Alice Adventures in Wonderland

"Finally somehow you caught fire." - Kafka 

"Finally somehow you caught fire." - Kafka 

L’éternité. C’est la mer mêléeAu soleil.
- From Arthur Rimbaud’s Une saison en enfer (A Season in Hell)
Translation:
Eternity.It is the sea and sunAs one.

L’éternité.
C’est la mer mêlée
Au soleil.

- From Arthur Rimbaud’s Une saison en enfer (A Season in Hell)

Translation:

Eternity.
It is the sea and sun
As one.

"True revolution comes from true revulsion; when things get bad enough the kitten will kill the lion." -Charles Bukowski

"True revolution comes from true revulsion; when things get bad enough the kitten will kill the lion." -Charles Bukowski

mis-attributed to C.S. Lewis
~Bridget

mis-attributed to C.S. Lewis

~Bridget

My favorite line from Vonnegut’s Hocus Pocus. My first lit tattoo. 

My favorite line from Vonnegut’s Hocus Pocus. My first lit tattoo. 

I have been a huge fan of the Dark Tower series, and of Stephen King in general, for years now. It seemed right to commemorate the books in a tattoo so that ka is always with me.

I have been a huge fan of the Dark Tower series, and of Stephen King in general, for years now. It seemed right to commemorate the books in a tattoo so that ka is always with me.

"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?""That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat."I don’t much care where—" said Alice."Then it doesn’t matter which way you go," said the Cat."—so long as I get SOMEWHERE," Alice added as an explanation."Oh, you’re sure to do that," said the Cat, "if you only walk long enough." —Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
This passage is often paraphrased as, “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.”
The idea for a needle-less compass stemmed directly from the quote and my grandmother’s query, “Where’s your sense of adventure?!” It is part of a larger tattoo by Thea Duskin at Ghostprint Gallery in Richmond, VA. The piece is a memorial that has many meanings; but this section serves to remind me that time is short so I should enjoy life’s adventures, even when I feel a little lost. I’m my own compass needle, after all, so I’m bound to get somewhere.   

 

"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat.
"I don’t much care where—" said Alice.
"Then it doesn’t matter which way you go," said the Cat.
"—so long as I get SOMEWHERE," Alice added as an explanation.
"Oh, you’re sure to do that," said the Cat, "if you only walk long enough." —Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

This passage is often paraphrased as, “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.”

The idea for a needle-less compass stemmed directly from the quote and my grandmother’s query, “Where’s your sense of adventure?!” It is part of a larger tattoo by Thea Duskin at Ghostprint Gallery in Richmond, VA. The piece is a memorial that has many meanings; but this section serves to remind me that time is short so I should enjoy life’s adventures, even when I feel a little lost. I’m my own compass needle, after all, so I’m bound to get somewhere.   

 

I have loved to read since I was a little girl. This tattoo represents my love of the written word. It is my first, but won’t be my last literary tattoo.

I have loved to read since I was a little girl. This tattoo represents my love of the written word. It is my first, but won’t be my last literary tattoo.

Thigh piece.  Shakespeare’s Twefth Night.

Thigh piece.  Shakespeare’s Twefth Night.

I’ve always loved Harry Potter. It got me through a dark period in my life where I thought I was alone, I had no friends. I would turn to these books. They’ve also been my childhood. I grew up reading these. The whole series has just always meant a lot to me.
When I turned 18, I decided to go in and get a Harry Potter tattoo. It was kind of impulsive, but I love how it turned out.
I loved the ending, though I know a lot of people hated it. “All Was Well”, kind of applies to life too. Everything is going to work out fine, ya’ know? I always find myself looking at it when I seem to be stuck.
Plus, it’s really nice to carry a piece of it with me; always.
Was done in Inkbox, in Chillicothe, Ohio.

I’ve always loved Harry Potter. It got me through a dark period in my life where I thought I was alone, I had no friends. I would turn to these books. They’ve also been my childhood. I grew up reading these. The whole series has just always meant a lot to me.

When I turned 18, I decided to go in and get a Harry Potter tattoo. It was kind of impulsive, but I love how it turned out.

I loved the ending, though I know a lot of people hated it. “All Was Well”, kind of applies to life too. Everything is going to work out fine, ya’ know? I always find myself looking at it when I seem to be stuck.

Plus, it’s really nice to carry a piece of it with me; always.

Was done in Inkbox, in Chillicothe, Ohio.