Carpe Diem

I’m super excited to post this tattoo, because… it’s my dad’s!

Literary Tattoos: Odes Horace Carpe Diem

He explains:

My dad was 56 years old when he died and as my 56th was approaching I decided to do something special to help me past that magic number! I signed up for a charity boxing match, trained for five months and then two weeks before the event got this tattoo. Carpe Diem is Latin with the common interpretation being Seize the Day. To me it means live your life fully every day.

Fun fact: “carpe diem” was originally from a poem by Horace, published in 23 BC.