One of my favourite bloggers is Ashley over at Sound of Silent. Ashley is a 20-something American girl who blogs about her life and her interests, such as books. Recently, Ashley wrote about one of her fantasies... getting a full sleeve literary tattoo.
This is one of the most fantastic ideas I have ever heard! Like Ashley, I more than likely would never actually get a full sleeve tattoo. Firstly, it was make gaining employment really difficult (shame on you prudish workplaces) and secondly, I am a big baby when it comes to pain.
That said, I still think it is an awesome idea and I have been busily thinking about what my literary tattoo would consist of. I have settled on the following books and authors that I would NEED to pay tribute to:
Harry Potter - Hogwarts Crest
|© The Harry Potter Lexicon|
A tribute to Haruki Murakami
|© Poke your eye out|
Wicked - Gregory Maguire (And the musical)
|© Wicked the Musical Store|
The Chronicles of Narnia
|© Fuck Yeah, Tattoos!|
I am totally stealing this one off Ashley. I loved her idea of using the lamppost from Narnia as part of a literary sleeve tattoo. I loved these books as a child and have been slowly re-reading them as an adult. They are wonderful.
Allen Ginsberg/Charles Bukowski
|© Make me Blush|
|© Red Molotov|
Alice in Wonderland
Some other novels I would love to include would be, The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton because I loved this as a child. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath because I loved it as a teenager. A dragon in tribute of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, because not only did I enjoy the novel but I have always loved dragon tattoos. Some sort of tribute to Roald Dahl and Edgar Allen Poe.... oooh and H.P.Lovecraft.. and Phillip K. Dick.
Not to mention a quote by Dr. Seuss. That would be majorly important.. I am just not sure which one...
I'll stop now because otherwise I will keep going... and I'll be needing a bigger arm! So I will leave you with another link, to one of my other favourite blogs. It's called Bookworms with Ink and it features some awesome literary tattoos.
If you were to get you own literary tattoo what would it be?