Real Courage

This tattoo belongs to Sally from Minneapolis, and was done by Cole at Dinkytown Tattoo.

Literary Tattoos: To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee

“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.”

- Harper Lee, To Kill a MockingbirdLiterary Tattoos: To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee , Chapter 11, spoken by Atticus Finch

it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird

This is Bethany’s To Kill a Mockingbird tattoo:

Throughout the story, the mockingbird is used to symbolize innocence, and the loss thereof. I got this tattoo to commemorate my own loss of innocence, and the utmost importance of protecting my young son’s innocence. As a single mother with an abusive ex-husband, it is so important to me to use my healing experience to support and protect other abused women. This tattoo helps me remember that it’s healthy to forgive, but it’s never ok to forget, lest old mistakes be repeated.

Literary Tattoos: To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee Literary Tattoos: To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee

“Remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it.

“Your father’s right,” she said. “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy . . . but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”

- Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Real Courage

Submitted by SpiffySilpion:

Literary Tattoos: To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee

“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.  You rarely win, but sometimes you do.”

- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee