The Word Made Flesh
The Vonnegut “Asterisks”

The Vonnegut “Asterisks”

"So it goes", the most incredible and weighted three words in literary history.
(Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut)

"So it goes", the most incredible and weighted three words in literary history.

(Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut)

Coherence and closure are deep human desires that are presently unfashionable. But they are always both frightening and enchantingly desirable.
Possession, A.S. Byatt (via alighthouseofwords)
"The Wambulus has floppy ears 
with which to wipe away its tears” -Edward Gorey

"The Wambulus has floppy ears 

with which to wipe away its tears” -Edward Gorey

My first tattoo, done by Angie Fey at Archive Tattoo in Toronto, Ontario. The quote is from Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. The book has always been a favorite of mine and this quote in particular holds so much meaning.

My first tattoo, done by Angie Fey at Archive Tattoo in Toronto, Ontario. The quote is from Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. The book has always been a favorite of mine and this quote in particular holds so much meaning.

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Things are sweeter when they’re lost. I know—because once I wanted something and got it. It was the only thing I ever wanted badly…And when I got it it turned to dust in my hands.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned (via alighthouseofwords)
From Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Done in my mother’s handwriting. 

From Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Done in my mother’s handwriting. 

"I open at the close." Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
I got this last year for my eighteenth birthday. I was literally raised reading the novels, and would spend many nights at the age of seven trying to convince my dad to stay up just a bit longer to read another chapter. Philosopher’s Stone was the first full novel I read by myself. I still have the first three movies on VHS. I have a first edition copy of Philosopher’s Stone. My entire existence was shaped around these characters and this school. It felt fitting that something symbolizing my entire childhood be forever etched into my skin open entering adulthood. The quote felt even more fitting as well, because the last film was released just a month before my birthday, so my future opened while my childhood closed with the final movie. It’s the most perfect tattoo I could have possibly gotten.

"I open at the close." Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

I got this last year for my eighteenth birthday. I was literally raised reading the novels, and would spend many nights at the age of seven trying to convince my dad to stay up just a bit longer to read another chapter. Philosopher’s Stone was the first full novel I read by myself. I still have the first three movies on VHS. I have a first edition copy of Philosopher’s Stone. My entire existence was shaped around these characters and this school. It felt fitting that something symbolizing my entire childhood be forever etched into my skin open entering adulthood. The quote felt even more fitting as well, because the last film was released just a month before my birthday, so my future opened while my childhood closed with the final movie. It’s the most perfect tattoo I could have possibly gotten.

And that’s when I know it’s over. As soon as you start thinking about the beginning, it’s the end.
Junot Diaz, “This Is How You Lose Her” (via girlxploded)
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Fresh off the press! My first tattoo done by Christine at 198 Tattoo in Wynnum, QLD, Australia. She was just wonderful and made it into a great tattoo and a great experience.

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Fresh off the press! My first tattoo done by Christine at 198 Tattoo in Wynnum, QLD, Australia. She was just wonderful and made it into a great tattoo and a great experience.

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“If I shall die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take.”
This is my second tattoo done by Christy at Rebirth Tattoo by Vinnie in my hometown of Anchorage, AK.  I got this done on my inner bicep because I’ve always believed in some kind of God but never followed a specific religion.  This verse is from the only prayer I recited as a little kid and it’s always spoken to me.

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“If I shall die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take.”

This is my second tattoo done by Christy at Rebirth Tattoo by Vinnie in my hometown of Anchorage, AK.  I got this done on my inner bicep because I’ve always believed in some kind of God but never followed a specific religion.  This verse is from the only prayer I recited as a little kid and it’s always spoken to me.

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This is my first tattoo done at C&S Tattoos in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan by Clay . He was awesome ! 
So the story behind this is really simple, My sister and I Both grew up loving the Robert Munch book “Love you forever” . We decided it was time for me to get tattoo so we chose to get matching ones, She has “I’ll love you forever” and I have “I’ll like you for always” coming form the quote in the book “I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, As long as I’m living, My baby you’ll be”

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This is my first tattoo done at C&S Tattoos in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan by Clay . He was awesome ! 

So the story behind this is really simple, My sister and I Both grew up loving the Robert Munch book “Love you forever” . We decided it was time for me to get tattoo so we chose to get matching ones, She has “I’ll love you forever” and I have “I’ll like you for always” coming form the quote in the book “I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, As long as I’m living, My baby you’ll be”