Tattoo Tuesday {15} Brand Yourself a Librarian!

Do you have a literary tattoo? I’d love to feature it!

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Padfoot & Prongs @ Good Books Inc

I like to browse Flickr for tattoos when I’m mindlessly watching TV and imagine my surprise when I came across a library tattoo! I commented asking if I could feature it and they said yes and gave me a link to information on the Brand Yourself a Librarian project.

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Tattoo Tuesday {14} Time Traveler’s Wife

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Padfoot & Prongs @ Good Books Inc

I really love this tattoo. It is a placement I’ve thought about (similar to last week’s Tattoo Tuesday post) and I’ve also wanted a Time Traveler’s Wife inspired tattoo. I actually ordered a book of poems by Andrew Marvell after seeing this. Here is trudyy‘s tattoo and a little about why she got it:

my new literary tattoo, my eighth in total.
inspired by the book the time traveler’s wife. i believe it’s actually from a poem by andrew marvell called to his coy mistress.
i adore this book and this line jumped out at me. i love what it means to henry and clare within the book but i’m not so sure it actually transpires to my life at all. but i’m okay with that, i don’t think all of my tattoos need a meaning personalised to me other than i simply loved the idea. i don’t want to try and attach meaning where there is nothing but adoration.
it’s not a direct quote, i shortened it. the original is ‘had we but world enough, and time’
anyway, enough babbling and on to the pictures. — source

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Tattoo Tuesday {13} Harry Potter

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As someone who plans on getting a HP tattoo at some point, I am insanely jealous of this week’s featured literary tattoo. mildlyconfused posted her first tattoo on Bookworms with Ink.

After years and years of planning, I have finally found a subject and design for my first tattoo, and had it done on the 30th of December.

Yes, it’s a quote from Harry Potter, and while that is not the main reason why I got it, I am also aware that it is not everybody’s cup of tea around here. Still felt the urge to share.
1) It is a good life motto. I tend to be pessimistic, and it is supposed to remind me that, looking back, everything has turned out just fine for me. More than fine, really.
2) It speaks of my boundless love for storytelling. As a very iconic “Happy ending phrase”, I feel it really is able to stretch and cover the whole awesome canvas that is storytelling culture. I like Jane Austen a lot and whilst skimming through an autobiography of hers, I discovered that I really like her handwriting. I bought that book, typed out the phrase in the infamous online font, and then tweeked and and re-drew it in Illustrator, to give it better flow, resolve keming issues and have it look like actual organic handwriting. That also flows into reason number
3) It looks nice typographically. The upper case A and the ascenders of the double l frame the sentence nicely. I am a graphic Design, Book Arts and Illustration student, so it had to be perfect. And thus, we cut the arc back to Harry Potter because:
4) I have loved Harry Potter for nine years now. They helped me through a rough patch, introduced me to some amazing friends in real life and, most importantly> They got me into drawing. I started drawing at age 16, just because I didn’t like the illustrations then, and I discovered I loved it. So, without Harry Potter, chances are I never would’ve gone on to study Graphic Design, which makes me happy every single day. Except those days that come right before deadlines.

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I love the quote, the placement, the font… really I’m insanely jealous and am using all of my self-control to not run out and get another tattoo. Thanks for letting me share your tattoo!!

Do you have a literary tattoo? Please let me know! I’d love to feature you!!

Tattoo Tuesday {12} SKIN

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Blogs Participating in Tattoo Tuesday:

Padfoot & Prongs @ Good Books Inc

Have you heard of the SKIN project?

Writer Shelley Jackson invites participants in a new work entitled “Skin.” Each participant must agree to have one word of the story tattooed upon his or her body. The text will be published nowhere else, and the author will not permit it to be summarized, quoted, described, set to music, or adapted for film, theater, television or any other medium. The full text will be known only to participants, who may, but need not choose to establish communication with one another.

Participates are known only as “words”.

They are not understood as carriers or agents of the texts they bear, but as its embodiments. As a result, injuries to the printed texts, such as dermabrasion, laser surgery, tattoo cover work or the loss of body parts, will not be considered to alter the work. Only the death of words effaces them from the text. As words die the story will change; when the last word dies the story will also have died. The author will make every effort to attend the funerals of her words.

So who would want to do this? A LOT OF PEOPLE! She had tens of thousands of volunteers for the last words. I don’t know if the project is finished. The website doesn’t appear to have been updated in a while.

I think I would volunteer to do this… but what if I got a terrible word?

Would you do this?


Tattoo Tuesday {11} Bukowski

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Bukowski is one of the many poets Lena (from Beautiful Creatures) loves to read. And so I bring to you a Charles Bukowski inspired tattoo:

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“when the phone rings
I too would like to hear words
that might ease
some of this.”

– Excerpt from Charles Bukowski’s poem 462-0614, in Love is a Dog From Hell.

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Literary Tattoo Help!

I’ve been thinking about getting an ampersand tattoo for a while now and since my tattoo shop is having a end of year sale I think I might go and get it…. The only problem is finalizing my font choice. So far I have narrowed it down to the following:

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4. A combination of Garamond No 5 & Julie

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Thank you so much for your help!!!

EDIT : Added more choices!

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Tattoo Tuesday {9} Le Petit Prince

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I started taking French as soon as it was offered in school and continued to take classes all the way into college. One of my favorite French stories is Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. I can see myself getting a quote from the book as a tattoo at some point in the future. Here are a few tattoos inspired by The Little Prince from Contrariwise.org:

“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye. ”

– from Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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Artwork from Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

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