Weekly Geeks: Inked
Do you have a literary tattoo? Do you have any ideas for future literary tattoos? Are there any quotes that you might one day want to have printed on you?
I don’t have any tattoos currently, but the idea both fascinates and scares me. Struck by the permanence of literally etching something into my skin, something I’d carry around with me the rest of my life, I’ve always worried that no matter what I chose, I’d end up regretting it 15 years later.
If I were to ink anything on my body, a literary quote would be a perfect choice. My sister and I discuss tattoos fairly often, and our latest plan has been to get coordinating tattoos from “i carry your heart with me” by e e cummings. While Kim is partial to “here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life,” I would prefer “this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart” for my hypothetical ink.
But to be honest, I’d almost rather a quote that meant more to me. The one I’d be most likely to get? “Think of me with my nose in a book!” from Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke.
Would you ever get a literary tattoo? What would you choose? Let us know in the comments!