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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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On August 2nd, 2013 07:09 pm (UTC), to_my_wife commented:
It's beautifully done!
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On August 2nd, 2013 07:45 pm (UTC), vulpineways commented:
I love Bukowski to bits!
I want to tattoo the line "I run with the hunted", from one of his poems!
That's a wonderful tatoo, great line, great writer and it looks very beautiful!

Let me ask you - how do these 'written' tattoos looks after some years? I'm always afraid they might get blurry or something. I only have tattoo of drawings, not words, and I'm afraid the words will become illegible after a while. But as I said, I really want to get a Buk tattoo!

Thank you!
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On August 2nd, 2013 08:06 pm (UTC), misstachio replied:
Thank you!

Honestly, it looks as good now as the day it was finished. Only one or two letters have lost their crispness, but you really can't tell unless you stare at it for a while. For being five years old, I've certainly seen worse in text tattoos that are newer than that.
On May 10th, 2014 04:18 am (UTC), shootselephants replied:
If the font is large enough, it will be fine. Smaller letters will blur, like anything tattooed
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On August 2nd, 2013 11:58 pm (UTC), icarus_abides commented:
OMG I LOVE IT
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On August 3rd, 2013 04:46 pm (UTC), eyehaveyou commented:
i love this line by him, it's one of my favorites
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On August 3rd, 2013 07:33 pm (UTC), zombies_bite commented:
What font did you go with? I love it!
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On August 4th, 2013 11:45 am (UTC), mika_says commented:
That's a fantastic quote!
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On August 5th, 2013 02:04 pm (UTC), peregrin8 commented:
I would love to see your other ink, but this is fabulous - I've always loved that line!
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On September 19th, 2013 09:01 pm (UTC), butterflykiss79 commented:
Very nice! I see body art as a way to express ourselves without words...I hate when people judge others cause of things they have tatted on them,it's they're body they are the ones who have to live with it so what's the big problem! Yes they're are parts of body myself personally wouldn't get a tattoo on but that's my choice just like people who choose to get a tattoo on they're face & other places...Everyone express yourself the way you choose to,it's no ones business and last I checked I wasn't put in this world to worry about what everyone thinks and wasn't made to impress everyone so be who you want!
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On October 30th, 2013 07:05 pm (UTC), nojz commented:
This is incredibly beautiful. Do you by any chance remember the name of this font?
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