I don’t have any tattoos. My sister has something like 10. I would have to think about it for a long before I got one. Maybe I’d go with a literary tattoo? I’ve been surfing and running into them lately. Last week I saw geeky tattoos being highlighted on the tor.com blog. This week I got an email that pointed a blog, The Word Made Flesh which focuses on literary tattoos. I spent a good hour there and following tumblr links!
Do you have any tattoos? Are they inspired by books? I’m curious.
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via The Word Made Flesh – blog associated with The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide
both of the above via Fuck Yeah Tattoos
Some of those are quite interesting! I don’t have any tattoos primarily because I can never make a firm decision about what I might like permanently etched onto my body. My brother, on the other hand, has two full sleeves and a completely tattooed chest – ouch!
That’s my reason too. I like my sister’s, but I am not as quick as she is about deciding on what I want.
Wow, your brother has a lot!
Oh, I love that top one! I don’t have any, but if I did, I’m sure it would be literary based.
It’s very cute, isn’t it? Rather impish. I also like the shoes because I have a similar pair 😀
I really enjoy looking at images of other people’s tattoos but I could never get one of my own for religious reasons (its forbidden in Judaism). I also have a high fear of needles so I would be too much of a wimp to get one anyways. On my recent visit to America I did notice that a lot more people are tattooed these days than there used to be when I lived there.
Ah. My husband’s family is Jewish so I heard that. It’s not really the pain that stops me, it’s more not having anything that I liked strongly enough to put it on me forever. Yep, It’s gotten very popular! I do like looking at them too. Some of them are quite lovely.
I found this site too and spent oodles of time going through all the fun images. I’m too much of a wuss to EVER get a tattoo, but I admire people’s braveness.
Mostly I think “what would I still want plastered on my body 36 years from now that wouldn’t look to bad when it gets saggy and old-looking?” And I can’t really think of anything that would would work.
Love the idea of that Hitchhiker’s one – but man, it’s huge and bright. Not something you can really hide. I bet they celebrate Towel Day every year too…
I think I could handle the pain. I think it’s the permanence and finding the right image that’s the problem for me. The fading and possible sagging is something to consider too!
Towel Day.. Yes, I think with that tattoo, that they have to.
Ohh I love the first one. I don’t have any either but more cuz I’m afraid of pain. But so pretty.
That seems to be the popular one. The photo is great too. The grass is so green. Must be photoshopped a bit. I still like it.
I’ve got a tattoo on my right shoulder (got it when I was 18) but it doesn’t have any real signifigance in my life. I secretly would LOVE to have Mischief Managed somewhere on my body!!
I don’t have any tattoos either. In part because I’m so freakin’ indecisive, in part because it’s so permanent. And since I’m so indecisive, I bet 10 year after I got one, I’d wish I didn’t or that it was different. LOL!
I do enjoy looking at other people’s tattoos, though. 😀