burn, burn, burn

tattoo, tattoo, tattoo.

This belongs to Hasdeu:

Literary Tattoos: On The Road Jack Kerouac

This belongs to Oliver:

The novel as a whole really connected with me and the quote, for me, is at the core of the novels meaning. I had it done on the inside of my bicep, so it would be quite personal and not totally visible to all, but this hasn’t stopped the curious passersbys from asking about it, yet to meet someone who has recognised it straight off however.

Literary Tattoos: On The Road Jack Kerouac

And this belongs to Nic:

Literary Tattoos: On The Road Jack Kerouac

“the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes ‘Awww!’”

- Jack Kerouac


  1. june seghni says

    oh dear..I didn’t get this. showing my ignorance…(I immediately thought of Johnny Cash’s ‘Ring of Fire)

  2. Pier says

    Wonderful, everyone. I’ll do the same tattoo with that quotation in the next days…
    For the blog owner, please post my tattoo with Ginsberg’s Howl, he was a beat as Kerouac eheh ;)

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