One day I got a tattoo about words and time and love. I think I will love it even when I am 63 and a half.
|—||Richard Brautigan, An Unfortunate Woman (via stateomaine)|
"In watermelon sugar the deeds were done and done again as my life is done in watermelon sugar."
First sentence of In Watermelon Sugar, by Richard Brautigan, 1968
The start to my literary tattoo sleeve. The bird is from The Wind Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. The typewriter is my grandfather’s old Corona. The trout (only one is pictured) are for Trout Fishing in America by Richard Brautigan. Since this photo I have added a peacock head on the inside of my arm for Flannery O’Connor who kept peacocks on her estate. Many of her books contain peacocks in the cover art. I have also begun to fill in gaps using an antique floral design reminiscent of the one mentioned in The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. So many other literary tattoo ideas in the works!
|—||Francine Prose (via urbanbamboo)|
Typewriter. The written word has always been my backbone in life. Despite everything that’s going on around us, I find words are often the things that ground me. The typewriter page is blank because it symbolizes that the story is yet to be written. It can always be the beginning of something, if we choose to see it that way.
"But I don’t want to go among mad people,’ Alice remarked.
'Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat: 'we're all mad here.”
Can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.
|—||Paradise Lost, John Milton (via alighthouseofwords)|
I got this Edgar Allan Poe quote in memory of my grandmother who was my best friend. Yellow roses were her favorite so that’s where the rose comes in and the ravens, well that’s obvious. I couldn’t be happier this tattoo means so much to me and it really came out perfect.