This tattoo belongs to Bookman.
“Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.”
― George Orwell, 1984
This was submitted by Ashley.
This is one of the last tattoos that I am doing in my training phase of being a tattoo artist. This Tolkein quote is on one of my very best friends, Kathryn :)
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
- J.R.R. Tolkien
This belongs to Jennifer P.
My favorite word ever. Not only is it something I regular do in my daily life, I just love the idea that Lewis Carroll made it up. Who doesn’t want to coin their own word? Also, right after I got it finished the first thing I said is “I have to upload this to contariwise!”
Laugh in a breathy, gleeful way
This belongs to Megan.
This is a reminder to myself to not let the world get me down. I have a lot ahead of me and so much life to experience. And this is my reminder to make sure I enjoy every minute of it and live it to the fullest.
“Stay gold, Ponyboy, stay gold.”
― S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders
This is a tattoo I got [March 14th], on Einstein’s birthday, of my favorite Einstein quote: “Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.“I’d heard it before as “You can’t blame gravity for falling in love”, but by researching it a bit I found that this was the actual quote. I love it!
This belongs to Erik.
This tattoo is from my favorite book, “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay,” by Michael Chabon. In this book, two Jewish cousins come together during WWII and begin writing a comic book. The main character they invent is this guy, the Escapist. Throughout the book, the Escapist represents and evolves with the two characters as they both are searching for a sense of masculinity. I identified incredibly with one character, Sam Clay, in particular who used the Escapist throughout his life to explore the deeper meanings of masculinity within a culture that tries to define it for him.
This belongs to sue z q.
“Best not to look back. Best to believe there will be happily ever afters all the way around – and so there may be; who is to say there will not be such endings? Not all boats which sail away into darkness never find the sun again, or the hand of another child; if life teaches anything at all, it teachers that there are so many happy endings that the man who believes there is no God needs his rationality called into serious question.”
- Stephen King, It