Rockland

This is Ashley Weidner’s tattoo.

I spent hours with printouts of Ginsberg’s handwriting to try and re-create it as best I can, to come up with this, my most memorable refrain from HOWL.

Literary Tattoos: Howl Allen Ginsberg

I’m with you in Rockland
where you laugh at this invisible humor
I’m with you in Rockland
where we are great writers on the same dreadful typewriter
I’m with you in Rockland
where your condition has become serious and is reported on the radio
I’m with you in Rockland
where the faculties of the skull no longer admit the worms of the senses

- Excerpt from Allen Ginsberg’s Howl(full text)

Comments

  1. says

    I really admire this one, I think it’s the Best 5 words anyone can possibly West on their Skin. Love Love Love the handwriting!!!!

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