Jul 29, 2010

Boondock Saints

Boondock, originally uploaded by jjax48.

This is Ashley’s best friend’s tattoo.


The Family Prayer:

"And Shepherds we shall be

For thee, my Lord, for thee.

Power hath descended forth from Thy hand

Our feet may swiftly carry out Thy commands.

So we shall flow a river forth to Thee

And teeming with souls shall it ever be.

In Nomeni Patri Et Fili Spiritus Sancti."


Jul 21, 2010

Born to Run

Today’s tattoo comes to us all the way from Italy…
I’m not sure if she even knows she’s going to be featured today (since this is a friend of a friend’s body art) but I’ll take the fact that she posed for the picture as permission enough:
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Now I know the font is wonky, but it is supposed to say “tramps like us…”

The highways jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive
Everybodys out on the run tonight but there's no place left to hide
Together wendy well live with the sadness
Ill love you with all the madness in my soul
Someday girl I don't know when were gonna get to that place
Where we really want to go and well walk in the sun
But till then tramps like us baby we were born to run
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Jul 16, 2010

Text Tattoos

Since tomorrow is going to be really busy for me (yay, garage sale!) I decided to go ahead and post…
Today is dedicated to tattoos that are not necessarily “literary”, but are textual instead.
First up is from Jenny:
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Both are in russian in the Cyrillic alphabet.
However I am swedish and do not speak that language, but since everyone has a story that comes with their tattoo, so have I.
I was asking around in my family about my heritage and where my grandmother on my fathers side was born, and where she lived before she met my grandfather, and so on.
I found out that my grandmother (Sisko) was born in Russia, but moved to Finland during the world war two when she met my grandfather (Soini) who worked as a railway worker. So for my grandmothers memory and for how much I love her I did this two tattoos..:)
The first one says "Truth in Love" and sits on my left sleeve, and the second says "Jenny" and sits on my right sleeve.
Next up is from Shauna:
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My Art is "Vanity" on my wrist...But don't think of "Vanity" as in the word "Vain", look at it as in outer image obsessed. Which is what I am, and also what my career as a hair stylist is. I love my tattoo and what it means to me, I hope you like it too.
Don’t forget you can submit anytime!

Jul 14, 2010

2 for 1 day!

Two for one today!
First comes to us from Tricia:
Tricia is a big fan of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas so much so that she even free handed a few of the characters for her awesome back tattoo.
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The other picture has three characters from the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas. The text is supposed to be read as followed: (Jack)Sit together now and forever (Sally) for it is plain as anyone can see (Zero) we're simply ment to be. Which is the last sentence sang in the movie.
The second tattoo today is not literary, but still very beautiful so I wanted to feature it as well:
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my name is Elisa and I am from Bologna, an Italian city.
This tattoo on my right calf/ankle was made in July 2008 and I decided to have it done to honor my father's memory.
Andrea was his name, he died on December 25th in 1994 when he was only 44 and I was 16.
He was diagnosed with a form of dystrophy back in 1976, a disease that finally got to him because his heart was weakened throughout all those years.
My father was my best friend, the person I look up to and the role model I wanted to follow. I still try to be like him, laughing and finding good things among the worse ones and reasons to be strong and never surrender even when everything seems lost. He will never be forgotten and this tattoo, featuring my "crazy" creative part, is a tribute to the great man and father he was.

Jul 1, 2010

C'est La Vie

Today’s tattoo comes to us from Brittany. Though she may not realize it, this is literary since it is a popular title to several different songs (including my own personal favorite by the Irish girl-band B*Witched)
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When I was a little girl,  my sister and I used to cry and whine about the little things like not sharing a Barbie or wanting the same kind of everything but we couldn't have the same. My grandma used to always tell us "C'est la vie! Life is never fair!" Typical of an old french-creole woman!
A few weeks ago I graduated from high school. A huge milestone in life. One of my close friends and I decided to both get tattooed. I got "c'est la vie" to mark graduating and going into the world alone and also to mark my grandma's favorite saying when things weren't going our way. Things in life will never be fair and you just have to deal with it, that's life!
don’t forget you can always send me your literary body art. I’m running DANGEROUSLY low on new content!! Email me at any time!