Many lovers of books and tattoos have combined the two. In my opinion, there is a magic in being able to carry your favorite quote with you wherever you go. I’m far from being the only one who feels this way. LiveJournal has a group called Bookworms with Ink in which people share their literary tattoos and ask for advice before getting one.
And so I ask:
- Do you have a literary tattoo? Please share it with us and tell us why you chose it.
- Do you have any ideas for future literary tattoos? Are there any quotes that you might one day want to have printed on you? (No plans on ever getting a tattoo? Just let us know what you would get if you were to ever get a tattoo!)
- How do you think the author feels about having their work permanently inked on a fan’s body?
Want to see more literary tattoos? Feel free to check out or participate in Tattoo Tuesdays!
I do have a tattoo, but not a literary one, so nothing to share here. I never considered getting one either, even though I totally love the idea of having a favourite quote or character (like Max) tattooed on the body. If I ever decided to get one maybe it would be a quote by Oscar Wilde, simply because his quotes are timeless and I have yet to come across one I don’t like. Another possibility would be Emily Dickinson.
Forever – is composed of Nows
maybe. But when I come to think of it, to narrow the choice down to one is probably too hard and I would decide against it altogether.
I could imagine that an author would be more than flattered if his/her work is inked on someone’s body. Laser removal not considered they carry those words all their lives and take them to the grave. Is their a better and more definite way to express one’s admiration?