I am no bird

This is Marissa’s tattoo.

The tattoo means a lot to me because I feel like I really connect with Jane more so than any other literary character, and as soon as I saw that quote, I knew I would put it on my body someday.

Literary Tattoos: Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will, which I now exert to leave you.”

- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte


  1. Kenzie says

    Beautiful, but fix the comma to a semi colon and get rid of that period at the end to stay true to the quote. If you are going to get a quote tattoo’d, shouldn’t it be accurate?

    • Marissa says

      I suppose if I was using the whole quote, then yes, but I thought it just looked nicer this way since it was out of context :)

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