This is Liz's tattoo from Roald Dahl's Matilda, illustrated by Quentin Blake.
I grew up in a household that really valued reading. I remember sitting on my parents' bed each night with my brother and listening to my dad read aloud a book to us. Matilda was one of the first books we read together that I then took on my own and read too. We read tons of Roald Dahl together. Now I teach elementary school and this book still speaks volumes about the importance of reading, education, and learning.
This tattoo belongs to Sophia from Barcelona, and it's an excerpt from the text of the golden ticket in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.
Greetings to you, the lucky finder of this golden ticket, from Mr. Willy Wonka! I shake you warmly by the hand! Tremendous things are in store for you! Many wonderful surprises await you. For now, I do invite you to come to my factory and be my guest for one whole day — you and all others who are lucky enough to find my Golden Tickets. I, Willy Wonka, will conduct you around the factory myself, showing you everything that there is to see, and afterwards, when it is time to leave, you will be escorted home by a procession of large trucks. These trucks, I can promise you, will be loaded with enough delicious eatables to last you and your entire household for many years. If, at any time thereafter, you should run out of supplies, you have only to come back to the factory and show this golden ticket, and I shall be happy to refill your cupboard with whatever you want. In this way, you will be able to keep yourself supplied with tasty morsels for allyour life. But this is by no means the most exciting thing that will happen on the day of your visit. I am preparing other surprises that are even more marvelous and more fantastic for you and for all my beloved Golden Ticket holders — mystic and marvelous surprises that will entrance, delight, intrigue, astonish, and perplex you beyond measure. In your wildest dreams you could not imagine that such things could happen to you! Just wait and see! And now, here are your instructions: the day I have chosen for the visit is the first day in the month of February. On this day, and on no other, you must come to the factory gates at ten o'clock sharp in the morning. Don't be late! And you are allowed to bring with you either one or two members of your own family to look after you and to ensure that you don't get into mischief. One more thing — be certain to have this ticket with you, otherwise you will not be admitted. -WILLY WONKA.
Tattoo from The BFG by Roald Dahl:
Submitted by Maren:
The illustration is by Quentin Blake. It's on the back of my right arm.
Roald Dahl was and still is my favorite author and the Big Friendly Giant is my favorite
literary character. He steals nightmares and gives children good dreams... it's just a
cute and lovely story.