This tattoo belongs to The Cloudminder.
Dealing with the loss of someone very close to me and my own battles with addiction, this quote goes through my head several times a day. I got this as a reminder that my world and those people around me can be directly affected by my actions. That it is up to me to make things better than I found them. To not only make a difference, but to make a positive one.
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing’s going to get better, it’s not.”
- Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
This is Pilar Pedrosa Pilar's tattoo.
I'm having "which a minute will reverse" done on my left arm to complement this line. I like having J. Alfred all over my body.
This is Chelsea's.
This is Emily's.
And indeed there will be time
To wonder, “Do I dare?” and, “Do I dare?”
Time to turn back and descend the stair,
With a bald spot in the middle of my hair—
(They will say: “How his hair is growing thin!”)
My morning coat, my collar mounting firmly to the chin,
My necktie rich and modest, but asserted by a simple pin—
(They will say: “But how his arms and legs are thin!”)
Do I dare
Disturb the universe?
In a minute there is time
For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.
- T.S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
This is Adrienne's tattoo.
Sylvia Plath was has been my favorite writer since I began high school and was my fist true encounter to poetry. I thought it only right to commemorate her talent with a line of her poetry I think truly exemplifies who she was as a writer:
For the eyeing of my scars, there is a charge
For the hearing of my heart----
It really goes.
- Excerpt from Lady Lazarus by Sylvia Plath. Read the whole poem here.
This is Sydney's tattoo.
When bad things happen, what can you do but keep moving? You can dwell on it, or you can accept it and become a stronger person because of it. Live your life.
This was posted as a part of “So it Goes” Saturdays. The phrase “so it goes” appears in Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five 106 times. Can you help me collect 106 “so it goes” tattoos? 24 down, 82 to go.
This is Gabrielle's tattoo.
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
These people know the meaning of life.
This is Jocelyn's.
I usually tell [people who ask about my tattoo] that the number itself is arbitrary. It stands in for what you find meaningful in your life. It is the answer to an infinite number of questions and you must find your own meaning - there is no "one answer" to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything.
This is Justin's.
The universe is inherently flawed and we are better off for it.
This is Dani Rage's.
This is sadmarvin's.
"The Answer to the Great Question..."
"Of Life, the Universe and Everything ..." said Deep Thought.
"Is ..." said Deep Thought, and paused.
"Forty-two," said Deep Thought, with infinite majesty and calm.
- Douglas Adams, The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
This is Irene's tattoo.
"There is no friend as loyal as a book."
- Ernest Hemingway