deep roots are not reached by the frost

Literary Tattoos: The Lord of the Rings J. R. R. Tolkien All That Is Gold Does Not Glitter

This was submitted by Ashley.

This is one of the last tattoos that I am doing in my training phase of being a tattoo artist. This Tolkein quote is on one of my very best friends, Kathryn :)

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.

- J.R.R. Tolkien

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  1. says

    one day last year i was searching on a quote and found this page and your tatt was the first thing i saw. i meant to post and i guess i didn’t. it is a wonderful tattoo – i have told several friends about it.

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