I've been having a love affair with bird motifs since many years now, so my heart skipped a beat when I saw a flock of birds' tattoo for the first time. I've been collecting them since then. I know bird tattoos are currently super trendy, but I love them anyway! As far as I'm concerned, I'm not ready for a tattoo (I have a VERY low tolerance to pain), so as an alternative, I opted for temporary transfer tattoos! Yes, just like those we found as inserts in bubble gums when we were kids.
This belongs to Catherine Knott. I got it as a link to my sister who has the poem tattooed on her leg. It's another way we are connected now, though we live on opposite sides of the country.
Miles to Go This belongs to Lynae M. The words are in my mom's handwriting. I'd always wanted a tattoo consisting of a favorite quotation or phrase, and this fantastic poem kept coming back to me while I was searching for the right one.
This tattoo was submitted by Amy: My tattoo is from Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five , and it says " everything was beautiful and nothing hurt ." My friend, whom I've known for 22 of my 25 years, wrote this in her own handwriting for me. I chose Kurt Vonnegut because he is the most inspirational writer I've ever read, and I made it a mission to read everything he's ever written. He is so prolific I think I'll always be finding more and more tidbits of his to read, but after I read all of his novels in chronological order, and then all of his collections of short stories and essays in chronological order (a total of more than 20 books) I decided to celebrate and commemorate my accomplishment with a tattoo.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince comes out in theatres in 4 days. This is Ryann's tattoo: These are three little stars that appear on either end of the chapter title at the top of every page in all of the Harry Potter books. I got this because it is not a blatant reference to Harry Potter , but more of a secret one that only people that have read it will recognize. The series has a lot of personal meaning for me, so I thought an understated tribute would be appropriate.
This alphabet tattoo was submitted by Margaret, who says: This tattoo is in my own handwriting. I used to be a librarian and I love the idea of the infinite potential of the alphabet. My tattoo contains the interconnectedness of all literary possibility, yet it was also very useful. I used it when I was putting books away, so I wouldn't have to keep saying the hard part of the alphabet a billion times a day.
The Giving Tree "Once there was a tree and she loved a little boy." - From The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. Submitted by Julie . This tattoo belongs to Anthony "Givingtree" , who says: