Unless

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.

Literary Tattoos: The Lorax Dr. Seuss

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing’s going to get better, it’s not.”

- Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

funny things are everywhere

This is Michele Graczyk’s tattoo.

It’s on my right arm on the underside above my wrist and below my elbow. It’s Dr. Seuss and from the beginning of One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. I was flipping through the book while working at a summer camp this past summer and found this on a blank page at the front of the book. I fell in love with the phrase because it’s how I live my every day life. I look for laughter in every day and everything.

Literary Tattoos: One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish Dr. Seuss

“From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!”

- Dr. Seuss, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

On Mulberry Street

Literary Tattoos: Dr. Seuss And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street

This tattoo was submitted by Haley.  It comes from Dr. Seuss’s very first children’s book from 1937, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street.

This is on the inside of my right ankle, completed by Emily at Body Art Ink in Terre Haute, IN.  The first time I ever read to kids was when I was in high school for Read Across America.  I read this book, which my dad read to me as a kid, and the kids got so into the story.  Their enthusiasm and that experience solidified my decision to pursue a degree in teaching English.

Dr. Seuss

Literary Tattoos: Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss sleeve submitted by Jenny:

The reason i chose Dr. seuss for my left sleeve is because of his background and his amazing stories. He started out drawing cartoons and making anti-nazi war propoganda during WWII …I love his stories because they all have fantastic morals, and are all about understanding and being anti-racist and against discrimination. I admire him very much.

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