The LOC call # to the first edition of my favorite favorite book, The Sun Also Rises. This is the call # to the signed first edition in the rare books library where I work…I got this the day I graduated from library school.
This was the first tattoo I ever got. It’s the first two lines of “The Riddle of Strider” from The Lord of the Rings. It reads, “All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost”. It’s written in Tengwar, and it’s surrounding the Crowned White tree of Gondor.
Tattoo was done by Josh at HOD Tattoo in Buffalo, NY.
Do not go gentle in to that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
- Dylan Thomas.
by Aniatattoo.pl in Kraków, Poland.
The Outsiders has always been my favorite book. This tattoo reminds me to always look at things with innocence
First tattoo, done last July, when I was living in New York. It had been a really tough, but ultimately transformative summer, and I decided to finally get the tattoo I’d been dreaming of for years. The semi-colon was added because it’s my favorite punctuation mark, and it “symbolizes the metaphorical ability to stop, but the choice to continue,” even though Vonnegut regarded them as “transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing.” That’s the only thing I’ve ever disagreed with him on.
Max and a wild thing, from Sendak’s Where the Wild Things are. My mum always read this to me as a kid…easily my favourite book
From Kurt Vonnegut’s God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater.
The most beautiful, poignant, and honest advise I’ve ever received.