sleepe thou

This belongs to Emma Medeiros:

I first had the idea when my daughter was born. I liked the idea of winding her up in my arms as she slept… Then this year I began training to be a midwife and it seemed even better.

Literary Tattoos: Shakespeare A Midsummer Nights Dream

I had rather have a handful or two of dried peas.
But, I pray you, let none of your people stir me: I
have an exposition of sleep come upon me.

Sleep thou, and I will wind thee in my arms.
Fairies, begone, and be all ways away.

Exeunt fairies

So doth the woodbine the sweet honeysuckle
Gently entwist; the female ivy so
Enrings the barky fingers of the elm.
O, how I love thee! how I dote on thee!

They sleep

- Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act 4 Scene 1.


  1. Jennifer says

    I’m so sad that this blog isn’t getting updated any longer. I checked it every day, and I love the inspiration of all of these tattoos. Maybe someday it will be up and running again? WE MISS YOU, CONTRARIWISE!

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