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I just got this done yesterday afternoon. It is on the outside of my right thigh. It took about three hours, but luckily I didn't really start to feel until it until the third hour as he got more into the color. I will definitely use my other thigh for ink, considering how well this one went.

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Artist is Ian Preeper, currently at Three Thirty Main Fine Electric Tattooing in Nova Scotia.

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"We're all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn't. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing."
- Charles Bukowski


This was my first tattoo, done about five years ago.
I've since added a finger mustache, a voodoo priestess, and a zombie half-sleeve to my collection but this will always be my favorite.

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Alright, I need opinions. This may be a strange question. For quite some time, I've been considering getting the quote: "Come at once if convenient- if inconvenient come all the same." Obviously from Sherlock Holmes, and relatively well known. I love the way it sums up their friendship & find it apropos to mine as well. However! I'm a little concerned that, out of context, it may be too easily misconstrued as innuendo. While I love the quote, I don't want to get something easily interpreted as something entirely different. What do you think- is it recognisable, benign, or too out-of-context?
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Hi there everyone! I recently got a tattoo of some lyrics from a Goldfrapp song. Picture and short video of the process behind the cut. It's on my right thigh.

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Done by Nate Click at Black Anvil Tattoo in Fort Wayne, IN.

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I've been following this community for years and I knew without a doubt my first tattoo would be literary based. I have a lord byron poem title and excerpt. I read it once and knew that this was the one for me. It's from his poem She Walks in Beauty.  It is a reminder that no matter where I am or what situation I'm in that there is still beauty everywhere.

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Last July, I finally went and got my Harry Potter tattoo. I love it -- even though it sometimes gets me eye rolls and disbelieving laughter. Because, for every eye roll, there's someone who gets SUPER EXCITED because I have a HARRY POTTER TATTOO! :D

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Current Location:
Austin! It's weird!
Current Mood:
thoughtful thoughtful
Current Music:
The Head and the Heart -- Ghosts
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First and only tattoo, from the Keats poem Ode on Indolence. It's in his handwriting.

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i posted the beginning of my backpiece a while ago. it's based on the snow maiden, a russian fairy tale. i haven't updated my progress in a while despite having quite a few sessions.

here's an update being that i just had a 4.5 hr session with my artist:

hope you like it.

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I got my first tattoo a few months ago - the VFD symbol from A Series of Unfortunate Events, pictured below freshly inked. I'd very much like to get "The world is quiet here." tattooed near the symbol, in the font from the books, also pictured below.

So, not only am I showing off my first tattoo, I'm asking for opinions and placement suggestions. Above? Below? Small? Large? I'm just not sure. Should I even get it on my left leg, or somewhere else? I'm so indecisive. Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you! This community is awesome.
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I read The Heart is a Lonely Hunter and loved it immediately, but the quote below resonated with such fierceness that I knew it would become a tattoo.  To keep it simple, I chose I want, I want, I want in my own handwriting.

"She thought a long time and kept hitting her thighs with her fists. Her face felt like it was scattered in pieces and she could not keep it straight. The feeling was a whole lot worse than being hungry for any dinner, yet it was like that. I want-I want-I want was all she could think about--but just what this real want was she did not know." Carson MCcullers, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
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