This is when it was freshly done today, literally taken the second I sat up haha, which is why it looks all smudgy and awful and a little bit shaky haha. But I love it, it’s exactly how I wanted it, and the Desiderata of Happiness means a lot to me in terms of my life and how I want to live it. It’s helped me a lot and having this helps give me a reminder that I can always be happy :)
Do you believe in always,the wind
said to the rain
I am too busy with
The lines perfectly encompass the way I feel about how to live in this world.
From The Fellowship of the Ring. The full poem reads:
All that is gold does not glitter,Not all those who wander are lost;The old that is strong does not wither,Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken,A light from the shadows shall spring;Renewed shall be blade that was broken,The crownless again shall be king.
Quote from The Handmaids Tale
It keeps me going through the day! Photo is from the day I got it done at Dark Arts in Warrington, England
|—||The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera (via analemma)|
From Sarah Kane’s play.
Done at LTW ~Barcelona Tattoo.
"Quite correct, The Terrible Trivium. Demon of paddy tasks and worthless jobs. Monster of habits. Ogre of wasted efforts. And Friend to lazy and foolish people every where." - The Phantom Tollbooth
|—||Walt Whitman (via andlohespoke)|
One of my favorite series by one of my favorite authors. the main character is an interpreter as am I. And I’ve always felt a little out of place, a bit foreign ; -)
"I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”
― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
A reminder to myself to continue searching for what makes me happy, and to live life with conviction:
Find what you love and let it kill you.
Let it drain you of your all. Let it cling onto your back and weigh you down into eventual nothingness.
Let it kill you and let it devour your remains.
For all things will kill you, both slowly and fastly, but it’s much better to be killed by a lover.
~ Falsely yours”
― Charles Bukowski
|—||On Booze (F. Scott Fitzgerald)|
To the left is my very first tattoo of my very favorite literary character, Winnie-ther-Pooh. To the right is my third tattoo and one of my favorites. It is Latin for “I will not serve” and is my condensed version of the James Joyce quote “I will not serve that in which I no longer believe.” from A Portrait of The Artist as a Young Man.