We’re All Mad Here

This is Bob’s tattoo.

Literary Tattoos: Lewis Carroll Alices Adventures in Wonderland

“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.
“Oh, you can’t help that,” said the cat: “We’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”
“How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.
“You must be,” said the cat, “Or you wouldn’t have come here.”

- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll


  1. Chris Van Dyke says

    So glad you're back! I found your blog right before it went silent, and had given up on its resurrection. Looking forward to more literary tats.

    • says

      Bob actually emailed this to me a couple of years ago, I just didn't post it because the site was on hiatus. It's possible he got it before seeing yours on the site.

      I actually get a lot of emails from people who are disappointed that someone else had the same tattoo idea as them… sucks but it happens.

      • jessica says

        i can absolutely guarantee that this was not an original idea. from doing some sleuthing, he got his several months after i got mine. also, my tattoo is floating around the internet, and i am positive that he got his after seeing mine. it really pisses me off.

        • Yelah says

          Jessica – are you joking? If you are, good.
          If not, you need to get over yourself! “We’re all mad here” is a famous literary line, and there are tons of tattoos of it out there. Even this page is full of people with the same tattoos. Bob might not have been original, but neither are you… It’s a nice tattoo, but neither the placement nor the font (or the quote for that matter) is spectacularly original, so quit whining.

          • Jessica says

            are YOU joking? jesus christ. it’s fucking annoying that some random dude got my exact tattoo, with the same font and placement. it’s embarrassing.

  2. Kandiss says

    Bob, you’re tattoo was a good choice. I have the same words on my shoulder (different font). I think the the decision to get a tattoo that is so widely chosen is a statement of its meaning to you. I also like that you went with a font that is similar (if not exact) to the font used in the actual books. LOVE.

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