After much deliberation and forethought, my partner Christopher chose the quotation “Existence Precedes Essence,” from Jean-Paul Satre’s Existentialism and Human Emotions as his first tattoo. The script is my natural handwriting.
“That night as I lay in bed, I thought of several things I could have said and mourned the fact that my wit usually bloomed late, peaking when it no longer mattered, during the solitary hours close to midnight.”
"Not all those who wander are lost" - the second line of All that is gold does not glitter, a poem written by JRR Tolkien for The Lord of the Rings. A lot of people have this tattoo, but it doesn’t bother me - I love mine and it’s personal to me.
“Does God want goodness or the choice of goodness? Is a man who chooses to be bad perhaps in some way better than a man who has the good imposed upon him?”
― Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange
I got this tattoo because “A Clockwork Orange” is one of my favorite novels - even though I hate the movie.
artwork by John Bicknell at Steel City Tattoo
We accept the love we think we deserve.
My tattoo from Perks. This was something I needed to remember. The quote always stuck with me. And I’m happy to report that I finally took the advice.
|—||William Faulkner (via gogoray)|
This is my first tattoo! I got it yesterday and I’m soooo excited about it. It’s a combination of my two favorite books. The flower is from the “Looking for Alaska” cover and the wallflower is from “The perks of being a wallflower” (I’m also a wallflower myself…!)
This is my very first tattoo, ‘If Music Be The Food Of Love, Play On’ Done by Jason in The High Street Tattooist in Elgin, Scotland. I love this tattoo so much, I’ve got many more planned but I think this will always be my favourite one
|—||Jane Austen (via somelittlejoy)|
My first tattoo :) (of many more to come) done on my 18th birthday, September, 28th! This is a quote from my favorite poem called Shake The Dust, by Anis Mojgani. I’ve been through a lot of hard shit in my life and I’ve realized that when things are going bad, you can’t settle for anything less thank you deserve, we all have to work through our hard times.
Done by CW Ensor at Daddy Dice Tattoo Parlor in Maryland.
A mermaid found a swimming lad,
Picked him for her own,
Pressed her body to his body,
Laughed; and plunging down
Forgot in cruel happiness
That even lovers drown.
William Butler Yeats
my dad used to give me a lot of poetry books and this is by far one of my favorites. It was pretty when i was little, but it means so much more now.
done at Sting Ray Tattoo in Allston, MA
done by george motta, who’s awesome.
I got this 2010 when I was 18. This is my Agatha. It’s a portrait of Agatha Christie herself, Hercule Poirot and the shadow of ‘the murderer’. Agatha as a writer and a personality has given me so much. Besides from being fascinated with criminology and such novels all my life, Agatha has been a tremendous role model and inspiration for me.