Real Courage

Submitted by SpiffySilpion:

Literary Tattoos: To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee

“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.  You rarely win, but sometimes you do.”

- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee


  1. Sarah says

    Whoops! There's a little bit missing from the caption that's on my tattoo. The last sentence is:

    "You rarely win, but sometimes you do."

  2. says

    "You rarely win, but sometimes you do" is the best part!

    My old eyes can't make out what the little image is.

    I love this novel. I wonder why Harper Lee has never never had more to say since…?

  3. Emily Dee says

    Oh my goodness, to have that bit of Atticus Finch on yourself and carry that dignity and strength, bravo.

  4. says

    I'm sorry folks, I don't know what font it is. I wanted something like Book Antiqua, but the artist said, "NO FANCY FONTS," meaning no serif fonts because it wouldn't translate well as a tattoo. So all I can recommend is go for a sans serif font and it will look nice and clean. ;)

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