Literary Tattoos: Shakespeare As You Like It

These tattoos belong to Janine Vero & Ursula Vero, and were submitted by Janine.

I have several tattoos, but this is my first literary tattoo.

My sister and I are not traditional when it comes to tattoos & enjoy tattoos that hold unique charm and special sentiment. We have been on the constant search for something representative of our close relationship and finally came upon lines from William Shakespeare’s play “As You Like It” (specifically Act One, Scene Three, Lines 66-71 .. the tattoo reads I.iii.66-71). Here are Shakespeare’s words. Very fitting for our bond:

I was too young at that time to value her,
But now I know her. If she be a traitor,
Why, so am I. We still have slept together,
Rose at an instant, learned, played, eat together,
And wheresoe’er we went, like Juno’s swans,
Still we went coupled and inseperable.

FYI: In the picture my tattoo is vertical on my arm and my sister’s is across her wrist.


  1. Darla says

    I hope you don’t mind that I “pinned” this =) I think it’s so unique. And beautifully done. BTW, the one on the right IS NOT upside down. It is personal, not for the world. I have one on my wrist that is for ME to read when I need it, not for everyone else to be able to read easily.

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