Assassin’s Creed

Literary Tattoos: Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening Robert Frost Assassins Creed

Here’s a new category for the site: Video Games.

This is Michael Krenzer’s Assassin’s Creed II tattoo.

This was my first tattoo, done at Eagle Tattoo in Chicago in 2010-October. My little brother was killed by a drunk driver just before the school year started; playing video games was one way I tried to escape the immediate aftermath of that event. While the quote itself is born in violence (in the game, its spoken to a man who has just been assassinated); I have found it to be an…important thing for me to remember. Reading it, I also am reminded of a poem by Robert Frost — that “the woods are lovely dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep”.