The Word Made Flesh
Pride & Prejudice leg piece
"It is a truth universally acknowledged…" and "I was in the middle before I knew I had begun" are quoted along with two scenes from the novel. 

Pride & Prejudice leg piece

"It is a truth universally acknowledged…" and "I was in the middle before I knew I had begun" are quoted along with two scenes from the novel. 

from “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot

from “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot

Phonetic transcription of the word “love” on the right arm. Left arm just a random boat.

Phonetic transcription of the word “love” on the right arm. Left arm just a random boat.

This is my Nancy Drew, inspired by the artwork from the cover of The Invisible Intruder.  My mother read Nancy Drew to my sister and I for years before bed when we were younger, and I still have a huge soft spot for the titian-haired girl detective and her spunk.

Done by Mariusz at Ultra Tattoo in Wroclaw, Poland.

This is my Nancy Drew, inspired by the artwork from the cover of The Invisible Intruder.  My mother read Nancy Drew to my sister and I for years before bed when we were younger, and I still have a huge soft spot for the titian-haired girl detective and her spunk.

Done by Mariusz at Ultra Tattoo in Wroclaw, Poland.

Teach me to feel another’s woe, to hide the fault I see, that mercy I to others show, that mercy show to me.
Alexander Pope
This is a quote from one of Emily Dickinson’s many letters. I am really interested in self discovery. I don’t know if one can ever truly know who they are. I am always learning something new about myself.

Tattoo was done by Jeremiah at Grin and Barrett in Omaha, NE. 

This is a quote from one of Emily Dickinson’s many letters. I am really interested in self discovery. I don’t know if one can ever truly know who they are. I am always learning something new about myself.

Tattoo was done by Jeremiah at Grin and Barrett in Omaha, NE. 

My tattoo from Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. 

My tattoo from Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. 

Inspired by my love of words: “The pen is mightier than the sword”. 

Inspired by my love of words: “The pen is mightier than the sword”. 

From a letter Arthur Rimbaud wrote to Georges Izambard. “I is another”. 

From a letter Arthur Rimbaud wrote to Georges Izambard. “I is another”. 

A reminder to live the life that is in front of you and not the one behind you. Done in 1942 Report font at Doc Holiday’s in Salt Lake City.

A reminder to live the life that is in front of you and not the one behind you. Done in 1942 Report font at Doc Holiday’s in Salt Lake City.

From Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, the book that inspired me to become a writer and changed my life forever. A condensed version of the passage: 
“Our life is frittered away by detail. An honest man has hardly need to count more than his ten fingers, or in extreme cases he may add his ten toes, and lump the rest…simplify, simplify.”

From Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, the book that inspired me to become a writer and changed my life forever. A condensed version of the passage:
“Our life is frittered away by detail. An honest man has hardly need to count more than his ten fingers, or in extreme cases he may add his ten toes, and lump the rest…simplify, simplify.”

Jane Austen’s silhouette.

Jane Austen’s silhouette.

I once had a prof who banned semicolons because nobody knew how to use them. I put one in my essay anyway, and I did it right.

I once had a prof who banned semicolons because nobody knew how to use them. I put one in my essay anyway, and I did it right.

The original cover art from Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises. Long obsessed with The Lost Generation, I got it around my wrist as the foundation for an eventual Lost Generation sleeve.

The original cover art from Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises. Long obsessed with The Lost Generation, I got it around my wrist as the foundation for an eventual Lost Generation sleeve.