You get a lifetime.

Literary Tattoos: The Sandman Neil Gaiman

This belongs to Kelly Cruttenden.

This tattoo was inspired by a quote by Death in Volume 7 of Neil Gaiman’s The SandmanLiterary Tattoos: The Sandman Neil Gaiman .

“But I did okay, didn’t I? I mean I got, what, fifteen thousand years. That’s pretty good. Isn’t it? I lived a pretty long time.” – Bernie

“You lived what anybody gets, Bernie. You got a lifetime. No more. No less.” – Death

I love the simplicity of it… our time here is not for us to determine or to control. We all get the same thing—we all get a lifetime.


  1. Heather Rowland says

    I love this tattoo. It’s so simple and to the point. Everyone gets the same thing – a lifetime. What you do with it is up to you.


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