The Word Made Flesh
ma boyfriend’s 'The Old Man and the Sea' tattoo

ma boyfriend’s 'The Old Man and the Sea' tattoo

My Where The Wild Things Are tattoo

My Where The Wild Things Are tattoo

This is my Mary Oliver tattoo done by Sean Morgan of Scarab Body Arts in Syracuse, NY. The line is from the poem, “What I Have Learned So Far”.
"….
All summations have a beginning, all effect has astory, all kindness begins with the sown seed.Thought buds toward radiance. The gospel oflight is the crossroads of —- indolence, or action.Be ignited, or be gone.”

This is my Mary Oliver tattoo done by Sean Morgan of Scarab Body Arts in Syracuse, NY. The line is from the poem, “What I Have Learned So Far”.

"….

All summations have a beginning, all effect has a
story, all kindness begins with the sown seed.
Thought buds toward radiance. The gospel of
light is the crossroads of —- indolence, or action.

Be ignited, or be gone.”

A tribute to Charles Bukowski 

A tribute to Charles Bukowski 

from Slaughter-House Five by Kurt Vonnegut. Since this photo I have added an asterisk at the end, which relates to a footnote tattoo.

from Slaughter-House Five by Kurt Vonnegut. Since this photo I have added an asterisk at the end, which relates to a footnote tattoo.

List of my favourite words (so far!), freshly inked. This was a spontaneous decision, but no regret here! Had to pay homage to J.K Rowling - Harry Potter was my childhood, and I think that the Patronus charm has symbolical meaning; it’s the light when the darkness is full of demons. And also ‘insufferable’ from Emma (Jane Austen) she’s one of my fave female protagonists. 

List of my favourite words (so far!), freshly inked. This was a spontaneous decision, but no regret here! Had to pay homage to J.K Rowling - Harry Potter was my childhood, and I think that the Patronus charm has symbolical meaning; it’s the light when the darkness is full of demons. And also ‘insufferable’ from Emma (Jane Austen) she’s one of my fave female protagonists. 

I can resist everything except temptation - Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan

I can resist everything except temptation - Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan

"Ye shall be as God, knowing good and evil."
A tattoo with dual meaning. Although the quote with the ouroboros makes one think of the snake in the Garden of Eden, my reference is to the line that Mephistopheles writes in a students yearbook in Goethe’s “Faust.” 
Genesis 3:5 - King James Bible"Faust (part 1)" - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Ye shall be as God, knowing good and evil."

A tattoo with dual meaning. Although the quote with the ouroboros makes one think of the snake in the Garden of Eden, my reference is to the line that Mephistopheles writes in a students yearbook in Goethe’s “Faust.”

Genesis 3:5 - King James Bible
"Faust (part 1)" - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"I open my Latin grammar, and I read a sentence, borrowed from Aesop or Phaedrus: quia ego nominor leo. I stop and think. There is something ambiguous about this statement. On the one hand, the words in it have a simple meaning: because my name is lion. And on the other hand the sentence is evidently there in order to signify something else to me.Inasmuch as it is addressed to me, a pupil in the second form, it tells me clearly: I am a grammatical example meant to illustrate the rule about the agreement of the predicate. I am even forced to realize that the sentence in no way signifies its meaning to me, that it tries very little to tell me something about the lion and what sort of name he has; its true and fundamental signification is to impose itself on me as the presence of a certain agreement of the predicate.”
"Mythologies" - Roland Barthes

"I open my Latin grammar, and I read a sentence, borrowed from Aesop or Phaedrus: quia ego nominor leo. I stop and think. There is something ambiguous about this statement. On the one hand, the words in it have a simple meaning: because my name is lion. And on the other hand the sentence is evidently there in order to signify something else to me.Inasmuch as it is addressed to me, a pupil in the second form, it tells me clearly: I am a grammatical example meant to illustrate the rule about the agreement of the predicate. I am even forced to realize that the sentence in no way signifies its meaning to me, that it tries very little to tell me something about the lion and what sort of name he has; its true and fundamental signification is to impose itself on me as the presence of a certain agreement of the predicate.”

"Mythologies" - Roland Barthes

Bartleby the Scrivener tattoo by Tim at Jinx Proof Tattoo, DC.

Bartleby the Scrivener tattoo by Tim at Jinx Proof Tattoo, DC.

from act five, scene two of Hamlet

from act five, scene two of Hamlet

I’ve loved Harry Potter since I was 14, so this seemed like a fitting tattoo.

I’ve loved Harry Potter since I was 14, so this seemed like a fitting tattoo.

Virginia Woolf - Mrs. Dalloway

Virginia Woolf - Mrs. Dalloway

My freshly inked Series of Unfortunate Events tattoo!

My freshly inked Series of Unfortunate Events tattoo!

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
J.R.R. Tolkien