"and she was a hurricane"
the full quote is - “if rain were people i was a drizzle and she was a hurricane” from “Looking for Alaska” by John Green. My best friend Steph and I got blue leaves from the play “The House of Blue Leaves” by John Guare. We have loved that play since we were in it together back in high school.
My third literary tattoo and certainly not my last…
This happens to me every. single. time. Not my first literary tattoo (I have T.S. Elliot’s signature on the back of my neck) but definitely my largest, and first with color. Many more are planned, I just need money!
Done by Dominic at K42 in Tucson, AZ
My favorite quote from my favorite poet, e.e. cummings.
Fun fact: the font is called Jane Austen because it is based on her handwriting.
Prometheus Unbound, Act IV, Percy Bysshe Shelley
"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
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
His soul sat up. It met me. Those kinds of souls always do - the best ones. The ones who rise up and say, “I know who you are and I am ready. Not that I want to go, of course, but I will come.” Those souls are always light because more of them have been put out. More of them have already found their way to other places.
from The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
A reminder to live in such a way that when Death comes, I’ll be ready to sit up and meet him.
From Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol