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Monday, August 18, 2008


Here is something of interest: Literary Tattoos. What would you have tattooed -- if you were going to get a literary tattoo? My favorite of the examples is "Harriet, the Spy" which is so nicely done.

Hmmph. I know I've failed in my attempt to get through all of my "in progress" nonfiction before getting back to fiction. "And so it goes..."

I have, however, finished one more in the nonfiction category: Alice Roosevelt Longworth: From White House Princess to Washington Power Broker by Stacy A. Cordery.

And several more fiction: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, Hand of Evil by J.A. Jance, and The Calling by Inger Ash Wolfe.

Reviews on these soon.


  1. Now that is a fun question. And one I would have to consider a while. (I took three years deciding to get the tattoo I do have--a crescent moon on my right shoulder--even though I knew from the beginning what I would get when/if I did.) Thanks for the fun link!

  2. I look forward to your Hugo Cabret discussion.

    I could see Tolkien, Poe, Gaiman, or Stoker being inspirations for literary tattoos. Tolkien might be the easiest as I love the designs that Weta came up with already, so building around that with some design and some elven script would be pretty cool. 'mind the gap' has a some significance for me from Neverwhere..that is what Neil wrote in my signed copy. Lot of Poe quotes and stuff from Dracula.

    This is probably one of the many reasons I have no tattoos. I would probably find too many ideas and end up covered with tats.

  3. The Harriet tattoo is just beautiful!

    When I got my tattoo, why didn't I think literary? Maybe someone will write a poem or a novel about a blue heart & then I'll be caught up.

  4. Jena - I can imagine that it would take a long time to decide on a literary much from which to choose!

    Carl - I've thought of several Tolkien quotes, including "the last homely house" that would be fun and the elvish runes are always lovely.

    Love "mind the gap" as I have such personal memories of the London Underground. Much greater significance for you...

    bybee - Isn't the Harriet tat great? So well done!

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