Comments on: Literary Tattoos http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/literary-tattoos/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Sat, 15 Mar 2014 01:11:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Caryn http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/literary-tattoos/comment-page-1/#comment-772838 Caryn Sun, 03 Nov 2013 02:25:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25754#comment-772838 My uncle once made me promise to never get a tattoo as he has several from his army days and has always regretted them as he has gotten older and skin aged. I would be terrified to get one, but I’ve always fancied a Harold and the Purple Crayon tattoo somehow connecting or making a design around some freckles or something. :)

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By: Jo http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/literary-tattoos/comment-page-1/#comment-518187 Jo Sun, 07 Jul 2013 13:37:18 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25754#comment-518187 “Second on the right and straight on to morning” reminds me of my childish imagination. But taught me the possibilities if you dare

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By: Kristine http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/literary-tattoos/comment-page-1/#comment-463477 Kristine Mon, 20 May 2013 05:44:43 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25754#comment-463477 I have my 3 girls names, birth flowers, and baby’s feet on the inside of my arm. I plan on finishing it up to make a full sleeve just for them by adding pictures they’ve drawn when they were little, how they first signed their names, and top it off a quote from one of our fav books with one change ” as long as I live
My babies you’ll be…”
I get so choked up reading that book to my kids.
I also like the “stay gold” tattoo, the Outsiders was my favorite novel when I was in grade 7 and I’ve probably reread it a thousand times since the first time I picked it up.

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By: alliecat http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/literary-tattoos/comment-page-1/#comment-460539 alliecat Thu, 09 May 2013 01:55:52 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25754#comment-460539 I’ve never thought I wanted a tatoo until the idea of a literary tat came up a few years ago. I designed a beautiful, open book with “quarter size” pictures falling from it. I wanted a picture to represent all of my favorite books – Death and Life of Charlie St Cloud, Hunger Games, Twilight, Diana Gabaldon, Harry Potter, etc. That way, I could always add another small pic if I read something ‘tat worthy’. I chickened out instead and got a literary Pandora bracelet. I find a charm for each book I love. Cheaper, less perminant and WAY less painful!

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By: Friday Fun Day | Elleinad Spir http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/literary-tattoos/comment-page-1/#comment-412933 Friday Fun Day | Elleinad Spir Fri, 16 Nov 2012 14:28:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25754#comment-412933 [...] Stay Golden Ponyboy. [...]

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By: gypsy http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/literary-tattoos/comment-page-1/#comment-411976 gypsy Wed, 14 Nov 2012 22:17:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25754#comment-411976 http://curebit.com/x/yRWp3

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By: Norah http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/literary-tattoos/comment-page-1/#comment-411826 Norah Wed, 14 Nov 2012 16:41:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25754#comment-411826 Yes, my 2.5 year old Ramona is very, very aptly named (much like our dog Chewy). When she was born, she was in the NICU for a while, and I remember coming in one morning to visit and the nurse ran up to me excitedly, saying “GUESS WHAT! The baby next to Ramona today is named BEATRICE!” It was awesome.

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By: Carter Higgins http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/literary-tattoos/comment-page-1/#comment-411515 Carter Higgins Wed, 14 Nov 2012 04:49:11 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25754#comment-411515 You do?! That’s amazing! And you have a daughter named Ramona? Even more amazing. I have no tattoo, but I’m sure we are kindreds.

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By: norah http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/literary-tattoos/comment-page-1/#comment-411460 norah Wed, 14 Nov 2012 01:55:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25754#comment-411460 Holy mackeral! I have the EXACT SAME RAMONA QUIMBY TATTOOOOOOOO! Except mine has a banner saying “Ramona Jane” under it, my daughter’s name. Be my best friend!

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By: Tamara http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/literary-tattoos/comment-page-1/#comment-410918 Tamara Mon, 12 Nov 2012 22:41:50 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25754#comment-410918 I actually have a ‘Stay Gold’ tattoo …my sister and I have matching ones :) it’s my all time favourite quote from my favourite book and movie, and it makes me happy every time I look at it. A friend of mine has a half-sleeve tattoo of the cover of Dr. Seuss’ ‘Oh, the Places You Will Go’ …she’s much bolder than me, but I think it’s awesome. Books resonate so much with me, I would happily have a million quotes from my favourite books tattooed on me ;)

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By: Ilene http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/literary-tattoos/comment-page-1/#comment-410860 Ilene Mon, 12 Nov 2012 19:24:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25754#comment-410860 Since I was in 6th grade I had always told my parents that I would be getting a tattoo. They of course dismissed it but when I was a junior in high school I figured out the perfect tattoo. I have always loved King Arthur so I got the Excalibur tattooed on my wrist (I did get grounded for 2 weeks as a result!). Now almost 30 years later it is a slightly blurry blob but I feel like if I change anything the magic of that day and King Arthur will go away.

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By: Carter Higgins http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/literary-tattoos/comment-page-1/#comment-410819 Carter Higgins Mon, 12 Nov 2012 18:19:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25754#comment-410819 Oh, that’s so sweet!

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By: What would Martha do? http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/literary-tattoos/comment-page-1/#comment-410500 What would Martha do? Mon, 12 Nov 2012 01:45:43 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25754#comment-410500 I don’t think I’d ever get a tattoo – mostly because I don’t like pain but also because I’d never be able to decide on a design that I’d want on my skin for the rest of my life. It’s a huge commitment!

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By: Melissa http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/literary-tattoos/comment-page-1/#comment-410461 Melissa Sun, 11 Nov 2012 23:54:20 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25754#comment-410461 Oh cool topic! I have a kid lit tattoo! I have “oh the places you’ll go!” Written in lovely cursive just under my elbow on the inside of my arm. It serves as an encouraging little mantra, and it’s from my favourite dr Seuss book. It’s also perfectly fitting as I got it when my partner and I were on our first holiday together in New York (we live in Australia). We both have the same one although she has an illustration under hers, where I just have the words. I plan in the near future of getting a tattoo of Hedwig, from Harry Potter.

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By: Amy http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/literary-tattoos/comment-page-1/#comment-410329 Amy Sun, 11 Nov 2012 16:57:51 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25754#comment-410329 My husband has The Lorax tattooed on his bicep. A lovely reminder of his favorite book from childhood; a book he is sharing his love for with our 4 year old daughter.

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By: Heather http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/literary-tattoos/comment-page-1/#comment-410062 Heather Sun, 11 Nov 2012 01:44:34 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25754#comment-410062 I decided a while back that if I ever feel brave enough to get a tattoo, it will be a coffee spoon to remind me of T.S. Eliot and “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.”

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By: Karyn Gorman http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/literary-tattoos/comment-page-1/#comment-409930 Karyn Gorman Sat, 10 Nov 2012 19:36:12 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25754#comment-409930 Never got a tattoo…the commitment alone was too much. Pain was really secondary

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By: tracy http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/literary-tattoos/comment-page-1/#comment-409807 tracy Sat, 10 Nov 2012 13:59:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25754#comment-409807 It’s so funny that I never thought of my own tattoo as literary but I have “to thine own self be true” from Hamlet tattooed on my arm, it was the response to a bad relationship. I was once at a spa and an older woman asked what it said and she told me she thought “every woman should have that tattoo!” It was really cute! :)

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By: Sarah http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/literary-tattoos/comment-page-1/#comment-409645 Sarah Sat, 10 Nov 2012 05:28:43 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25754#comment-409645 Oh, the places you’ll go… from Dr. Seuss.

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By: Kristen E http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/literary-tattoos/comment-page-1/#comment-409555 Kristen E Sat, 10 Nov 2012 00:50:52 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25754#comment-409555 I love my tattoos – I have 5 – and actually intend on getting a literary one soon. “He was part of my dream, of course; but then I was part of his dream too.” It’s from Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll, and I plan on getting it in his handwriting. My husband and I used it on our wedding programs. :) I’m an enormous Lewis Carroll fan, and book fan in general, so I think it’s perfect!

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