Weekly Geeks 2010-10 : Literary Tattoos

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!

About a year ago I already made a short blog entry about Literary Tattoos after I stumbled somehow on a site called Contrariwise Literary Tattoos. 

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?

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  1. Thanks for your replies.
    @EH: I hate needles, too, when it comes to getting injections, but tattoos are not so bad. My tattoo is beneath my collarbone and it didn’t hurt all that much.


  2. I adore tattoos and don’t for a minute regret getting any of them, I’m currently getting a koi tattoo sleeve down my right arm can’t wait to get it finished! as can only afford shortsittings at anytime. My artist is very good and also very expensive but, he’s worth it! Great site btw


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