this goddam phenomenal world

This is Nicky’s tattoo.

I’m such a Salinger geek, this book in particular means a great deal to me. This line in my opnion just sums up Salinger’s writing.

About three months ago I dreamt I got this tattoo done so I decided it was a sign I should go for it; it was done by the hugely talented Ryan at Funhouse Tattoos in Vancouver, Canada. This guy will take on any tattoo (my friend got a tattoo of a Venn diagram at the same time, two perfect circles), the font is so neat and tiny, I’m so happy with it!

(The font is Baskerville.)

Literary Tattoos: J. D. Salinger Franny and Zooey

“You’re lucky if you get time to sneeze in this goddam phenomenal world.”

- J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey


  1. jo says

    ok, now i got it.
    it’s an underboob tattoo. i was going to ask if you were pregnant, thinking it was the upper outer part of a leg…. i’m not sure i like it, looks like some kalkitos….

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