The Word Made Flesh
"Do I contradict myself?
Very well then… I contradict myself;
I am large… I contain multitudes.”
-Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

"Do I contradict myself?

Very well then… I contradict myself;

I am large… I contain multitudes.”

-Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

Quote by Albert Camus. Tattooed at Way of Ink in Springfield, VA.

Quote by Albert Camus. Tattooed at Way of Ink in Springfield, VA.

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall
F. Scott Fitzgerald (via gentset)
"On ne voit bien qu’avec le cœur. L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux." Le Petit Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Translation: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
This is a quote of my favourite book and it means the only way we truly see is with our hearts.

"On ne voit bien qu’avec le cœur. L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux." Le Petit Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Translation: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

This is a quote of my favourite book and it means the only way we truly see is with our hearts.


This is my Little Prince tattoo! I know what I think it is. What do you see? ~*

This is my Little Prince tattoo! I know what I think it is. What do you see? ~*

This is my first tattoo, a replica of “le Renard” (the fox) from one of my favorite books Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince). I have read the book in both English and French countless times. It has held a lot of meaning to me since childhood, and the fox in particular has some very memorable lines:
Les hommes ont oublié cette vérité, dit le renard. Mais tu ne dois pas l’oublier. Tu deviens responsable pour toujours de ce que tu as apprivoisé. "Men have forgotten this truth," said the fox. "But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.”
The tattoo is my way of carrying with me forever all those who I have “tamed.”

This is my first tattoo, a replica of “le Renard” (the fox) from one of my favorite books Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince). I have read the book in both English and French countless times. It has held a lot of meaning to me since childhood, and the fox in particular has some very memorable lines:

Les hommes ont oublié cette vérité, dit le renard. Mais tu ne dois pas l’oublier. Tu deviens responsable pour toujours de ce que tu as apprivoisé.
"Men have forgotten this truth," said the fox. "But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.

The tattoo is my way of carrying with me forever all those who I have “tamed.”

The Red Wheelbarrow by William Carlos Williams

The Red Wheelbarrow by William Carlos Williams

Stand Still Like A Humming Bird, Henry Miller 1962. My daughter’s first tattoo. I love it!

Stand Still Like A Humming Bird, Henry Miller 1962. My daughter’s first tattoo. I love it!

The role of the artist is exactly the same as the role of the lover. If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the things you don’t see.
James Baldwin (via down-lo)
"So it goes." - Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

"So it goes." - Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

"To thine own self be true" Shakespeare. 

"To thine own self be true" Shakespeare. 

Be and Not Seem - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be and Not Seem - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Comparatively, tattooing is not the hideous custom which it is called. It is not barbarous merely because the printing is skin-deep and unalterable.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden, or Life in the Woods (via jesciexvegan, chasingcoolness)
i went hunting wild after the wildest beauty in the world
- from ‘Strange Meeting’ by Wilfred Owen

i went hunting wild after the wildest beauty in the world

- from ‘Strange Meeting’ by Wilfred Owen