Fight Club Tattoo

Literary Tattoos: Fight Club Chuck Palahniuk

This is Morgan’s tattoo:

The idea for this tattoo came from a quote out of Chuck Palahniuk’s book, Fight Club. The quote says, “It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we are free to do anything.

I was faced with the decision of whether or not to use you’ve/you or we’ve/we. I came to the conclusion that I wanted this tattoo to represent not only myself but also my view on society. It didn’t feel right to use the word “you” because I felt as though it would then become about the person reading it and not about what I have overcome. I also felt that by saying “we” it would stay faithful to my cynicism towards society and how I believe that people do not truly understand what it means to be free inside their own minds, which is what the book is about in the first place.

This tattoo represents having strength and independence and losing all fear no matter what situations we are dealt in life. Most importantly it’s about learning to face your pain full on with your head held high instead of denying that it affects you in the first place.


  1. Kris says

    Great tattoo. I'm thinking about getting one of Tyler Durden's quotes tattooed in the same place as you did. What font did you use?

  2. says

    I love this tattoo. I haven't read this book, but now I want to! I am really wanting another tattoo, and this is one to think about! I am getting a divorce and my life is really changing for the better. I do have a literary tattoo. I have the battle mark star from the Vampire Acacdemy books. Great post!

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