The Rose Garden

Literary Tattoos: Le Petit Prince Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Artwork from Le Petit PrinceLiterary Tattoos: Le Petit Prince Antoine de Saint Exupéry (The Little PrinceLiterary Tattoos: Le Petit Prince Antoine de Saint Exupéry ) by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

Kathryn submitted this on behalf of her friend, who says:

The tattoo artist said that this is one of the weirdest tattoos he’s ever done and goes against everything he’s learned about tattoos–no solid lines, no strong blocks of color. But I think it’s absolutely perfect (albeit still a bit swollen in this picture), after two hundred dollars and two hours in the chair. “People where you live,” the little prince said, “grow five thousand roses in one garden… yet they don’t find what they’re looking for…” “They don’t find it,” I answered. “And yet what they’re looking for could be found in a single rose, or a little water…” “Of course,” I answered. And the little prince added, “But eyes are blind. You have to look with the heart.”

Comments

  1. Stephanie says

    I love this! I actually got the quote "the eyes are blind you must search with the heart" on my foot but in french! I debated getting the rose too just to go with it but I can't decide! :)

  2. Anastasia says

    this is my favourite book in the whole entire world…

    if i was tought enough to get a tattoo, i would get the whole book all over my body… just so i would never be able to leave it at home!

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