To be, or not to be?

This tattoo belongs to Paige.

Everyone’s heard the saying, “To be, or not to be?”, but rarely have people read the entire page long soliloquy, or for that matter even understand the meaning.

Hamlet’s speech, which begins with those words, is purely thinking out loud about life and death, and struggling to decide whether life is truly worth living if death is going to follow no matter what. By the end of the speech, he has decided that life is worth it, or that’s how I perceive it.

Literary Tattoos: Shakespeare Hamlet Literary Tattoos: Shakespeare Hamlet

“To be, or not to be, that is the question…”

- Shakespeare, Hamlet.  


  1. jo says

    in my opinion, this is too big (calembour with “to be” ;-) ) and too low in the back, would have preferred nearer to the neck, and in the wrong place. should’ve been under the forearm, or somewhere else.
    but it is not my tattoo, so when you like it and are happy with it, for me it is more than correct. i like the fonts you used.
    ps what i mean is i like the design for itself, and if it was me i would have done it in a different way, but it is not mine ;-)

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