I’m a big fan of Chuck Palahniuk‘s books, my favorites include Survivor, Invisible Monsters and Haunted. He is most notably known for Fight Club which was made one of my favorite films which has cult-like fans *points to self*. I am well on my way to reading every one of his books. They are chock full of some truly marvelous/intense/alarming quotes, many of which have been turned into tattoos. If you haven’t read any of his novels, next time you’re in your local book store or library pick up some Chuck, you can thank me later.
I included all the information about the tattoo that was available. If you are interested in having me feature your geeky tattoo on a future Tattoo Tuesday feel free to email me at girlgonegeekblog[at]gmail.com.
Fight Club Tattoo (via JasonRhodekill on DeviantArt)
Kaci Marie’s Fight Club Tattoo “It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.” (via ChuckPalahniuk.net)
Fight Club quote “You’re not a beautiful, unique snowflake.” (via Anothermenswearrevol on Deviant Art) Continue reading →
It’s Tuesday again and you know what that means! This week is dedicated to The Bard. I just adore Shakespeare and it was about that time to show it off, with other people’s tattoos lol! Literary tattoos are my all time favorite because literature means so much to me (I got my Bachelors in Secondary Ed- English). I feel like literary quotes can not only be deeply personal but also has the ability to share the commonalities of the many people who can relate to that quote/author/book or character. If you have any literary tattoos (or geeky tattoos in general) let me know so I can feature you, if you’d like in a future Tattoo Tuesday.
What are your favorite Shakespeare plays? Some of my favorites are Hamlet, Richard III, Othello, Macbeth, A Mid Summer Nights Dream and Romeo and Juliet. If I start listing my favorite Shakespeare sonnets we’d be here all day! I haven’t read all of his plays, but a good portion of them. I do have his complete works and plan on getting it to once I get through this comic book binge that I’ve been on, if I ever get through it, which I probably won’t.
***Click on the images for the source link. A lot of them have the longer versions of the quotes.***
"Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind." - "Hamlet"
"Romeo and Juliet"
"Romeo and Juliet"
"Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire." - "Romeo and Juliet"
"All's Well That Ends Well"
"As You Like It"
"As You Like It"
"I am not what I am" - "Othello"
"so long as men can breathe or eyes can see, so long lives this and this gives life to thee." -"Sonnet 18"
Megan Fox with "King Lear" tattoo, "We will all laugh at the gilded butterflies."
My brain nearly jumped out of my head with excitement as I explored the beautiful bounty of literary skin art on Contrariwise.org (and a few other sites). Out of all of my many obsession literature is by far the one dearest to me. It tickles my soul to see so many people who felt a such a deep connection with an author, novel, character, quote, etc. and were inspired to put it on their body. This weeks theme I’ve decided to do a tribute to Children’s Books and authors.
My earliest and fondest memories of literature was Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughtersbecause that was the first time I read about princesses who looked like me. I can’t forget about our family’s Bible sized book of Brothers Grimm: Fairy Tales; the table of contents was sprinkled with check marks to signify which stories we read (some stories had a few check marks!).
There are a so many wonderful Children’s Books I couldn’t possibly include them all (that could be its own blog!) but don’t worry Tattoo Tuesday will happen as long as Tuesdays and this blog exists, but most importantly as long as I don’t forget! If you comment (and answer the question below) I’ll make sure to try to include your favorite book the next go ’round.
Reminisce with me in the comment section: Which is/are your favorite children’s book(s) and why?
If you are interested in having me feature your geeky tattoo on a future Tattoo Tuesday feel free to email me at girlgonegeekblog[at]gmail.com.
***Click on the image to read more about the inspiration behind each persons tattoo***
English translation: “And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.” - Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Le Petit Prince/The Little Prince
"Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti." By: Gerald McDermott's
Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
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