Blog Posts - Literary Quotes

Written on the Skin: On Literary Tattoos

Tattoos can tell you a lot about a person. I like to think of them as stories of people’s lives written on the body, quite literally. I got my first tattoo at 17, when I bought a tattoo for my … Continued You just finished reading Writt...
by Book Riot on Dec 4, 2014

12 Badass Embroidered Bookish Quotes

Book Riot is one of my favorite places on earth because it lets me shamelessly combine my three best-loved things: books, crafts, and badassery. Lately those obsessions have taken me into an Etsy black hole of embroidery, and I’m happy to have...
by Book Riot on Feb 25, 2014

Marisa Shares Some Vonnegut

I love a good literary tattoo, especially when I recognize the text and the author.I met Marisa after I spotted these six familiar words below her neck: The quote "Everything was beautiful, and nothing hurt" refers to an epitaph inscribed...
by Japanese Tattoo Gallery on Aug 4, 2011

The Tattooed Poets Project: Elliott D. Smith

I met Elliott D. Smith at the Union Square Barnes & Noble last month and took pictures of his tattoos for The Tattooed Poets Project. I also met his roommate Jared, whose work will appear here tomorrow.Elliott has quite a bit of work, including...
by Tatto Very Nice Body on Aug 4, 2011

Jaimie's Emersonian Ink

 "Nothing can bring you peace but yourself" are the words inked across Jaimie's back. I spotted her down the street from my home in Bay Ridge.I asked Jaimie to explain why she got these words from poet Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay "Sel...
by Japanese Tattoo Gallery on Jul 2, 2011

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