Let it Be

Literary Tattoos: The Beatles

This belongs to allets.

Although I’m not particularly religious, this song is one of my favorites. I’ve grown up with my family loving The Beatles and was exposed to their music via my brother. (“Yellow Submarine” was the first song I ever heard, with “Yesterday” being my ultimate Beatles song.) The expression “let it be” itself is a reminder to allow things to fall into place. To let situations work themselves out, not over-analyze and obsess over every detail until I drive myself insane. To let things happen as they do. It’s also a reminder that if everything is going wrong, if things aren’t happening the way I want them to, let go and take the situation as a sign. Not to surrender, but to realize this isn’t mean to happen, to move on and continue. It’s a reminder to take things as they come, to live, and as Tupac said, leave the pieces on the floor and move on. This was only proved when I first attempted to get this tattooed and left my wallet in someone else’s car, leaving me with no means of paying for it. I ended up changing the initial design of the tattoo to what is now and couldn’t be more happier with it. Now, when things aren’t exactly awesome, I can remind myself to just let it be.

Literary Tattoos: The Beatles

This belongs to Cortney.

I have a habit of dwelling on inconsequential issues in life and “let it be” reminds me to step back and take a breath before overreacting. This song got me through a series of bad events in my life and it showed me that things will be ok, eventually. Not only is this my favorite song, but it also has a lot of meaning to my mother which makes this tattoo all the more special to me. McCartney wrote this song about his mother so I found it very fitting not only for my connection to the lyrics, but also for the actual placement on my body. I wanted it somewhere that would always be a convenient reminder that will “whisper words of wisdom” to me.

Literary Tattoos: The Beatles

This belongs to “shelbstoc”.

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This belongs to Erin.

This tattoo is one of the more famous Beatles quotes but also how I live my life. Just let it be and everything will be alright, you move on and move through as long as you can let it be.

Literary Tattoos: The Beatles

This belongs to Madeline Sistrunk.

I got this tattoo in order to remind myself to let things go, certain people, events, places, and mind sets.

 

When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be

- The Beatles, Let it Be

all you need is love

… and Beatles tattoos.

Literary Tattoos: The Beatles

This is Kayleigh’s.

I got this tattoo in september, ironically as I was going through a break up with my boyfriend of 7 1/2 years. We ended it just after I got the tattoo. The whole time I kept telling myself that it was true… all you need is love. If it’s meant to be, it will be. Also, The Beatles were amazing and I’m certain that my heaven will be them singing.

Literary Tattoos: The Beatles

This is Sara’s.

Literary Tattoos: The Beatles

This is Danielle’s.

I got my tattoo in 2008 right before I got married.  My husband was away with the military, and I wanted something to represent the life that we were choosing to live.  No matter what, we would love one another and be happy, because all we would need was love.

All you need is love. All you need is love.
All you need is love, love. Love is all you need.
All you need is love. All you need is love.
All you need is love, love. Love is all you need.

- The Beatles, All You Need Is Love

Tomarrow

Happy New Year! I am going to start something fun this year: a theme week at the beginning of every month.

To start, I thought I’d deal with something everyone with a textual tattoo fears: Tattoo Misspellings.

Most people who get words tattooed onto their bodies double-, triple-, or even quadruple-check spelling and punctuation. These people? Not so much.

Day 1: Who is Tom Arrow?

Literary Tattoos: Theme Weeks The Beatles Spelling and Grammar Mistakes

“Tomorrow Never Knows” is the final track of The Beatles’ album RevolverLiterary Tattoos: Theme Weeks The Beatles Spelling and Grammar Mistakes . I wonder when this person realized their tattoo was misspelled?

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The Beatles

Literary Tattoos: The Beatles

There are places I remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I’ve loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I’ll never ever lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more

Though I know I’ll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more
In my life I love you more

- In My Life, From The Beatles’ Rubber SoulLiterary Tattoos: The Beatles album

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All You Need Is Love

Literary Tattoos: The Beatles

Love, Love, Love. Love, Love, Love. Love, Love, Love.
There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done.
Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung.
Nothing you can say but you can learn how
to play the game. It’s easy.
Nothing you can make that can’t be made.
No one you can save that can’t be saved.
Nothing you can do but you can learn how
to be you in time. It’s easy.

All you need is love. All you need is love.
All you need is love, love. Love is all you need.
All you need is love. All you need is love.
All you need is love, love. Love is all you need.

Nothing you can know that isn’t known.
Nothing you can see that isn’t shown.
Nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be. It’s easy.

All you need is love. All you need is love.
All you need is love, love. Love is all you need.
All you need is love (All together, now!) All
you need is love. (Everybody!)
All you need is love, love. Love is all you
need (love is all you need).

Yee-hai!
Oh yeah!
She loves you, yeah yeah yeah.
She loves you, yeah yeah yeah.

- The Beatles, All You Need Is Love