Maya Angelou

Literary Tattoos: Maya Angelou

This is Laura’s tattoo.

I just got my Maya Angelou tattoo yesterday. It says:

“I did then what I knew how to do.
Now that I know better, I do better.”

It’s a reminder to myself not to beat myself up over what’s happened in the past…because what’s done is done, and I’ve learned from it. Thinking back and going “what if” is unreasonable, because I didn’t know then what I know now. I continue on, and keep on learning every day.


  1. Alicia M. Baldwin Mc Arthur says

    I would like to use this photo in a book that I have written. How do I obtain permission?

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