you’ll end up looking at the sky

Literary Tattoos: Truman Capote Breakfast at Tiffanys

“But you can’t give your heart to a wild thing; the more you do, the stronger they get. Until they’re strong enough to run into the woods. Or fly into a tree. Then a taller tree. Then the sky. That’s how you’ll end up if you love a wild thing. You’ll end up looking at the sky. But believe me- it’s better to look at the sky than to live there. Such an empty place; so vague. just a country where the thunder goes and things disappear…”

- Excerpt from Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

This tattoo is on Coco:

I went alone to the best tattoo place in DC (Jinxproof – I wouldn’t go anywhere else!) to get my pretty painful rib tattoo and it was one of the most exhilarating and empowering experiences of my life. I would definitely recommend going alone to get a personal tattoo– it felt fantastic!


  1. Mary O'Brien says

    I adore this. It's stunning. Would you find telling me what the font is? I'm having a rib tattoo done in the next few weeks, but horizontal as opposed to verticle, and I still haven't decided what font exactly.

  2. Nicole says

    This is one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite books, and was excellently formatted- The font and placement are just perfect.

  3. becca says

    I have been to jinkproof – got the bird i drew on my front hip there. DC BORN AND BRED!!! REPRESENT! love jinxproof.


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