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Alexander Pope,Terry Pratchett and a book plate

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Hi guys, as I'm still working on my literary chest piece I thought I'd post my friends' literary tattoos.

First up is my friend Trent's latest of a passage from an Alexander Pope poem. The tattoo is fresh hence the pinkness and yes it is straight he's just lumpy.


Next are two on my friend Matt. First is a quote from the Hoggfather by Terry Pratchett and the second is a book plate (Ex Libris means from the library of - his gf writes her name on there frequently...lol) Again both are straight I just fail at photos.


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On January 24th, 2009 11:45 am (UTC), janitor_keys commented:
I want Trent's tattoo on me =]
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On January 24th, 2009 11:46 am (UTC), theravensclaw replied:
he has been wanting that on him for so long and in so many locations. our tattooist was like "dear god so much typewriter font!"
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On January 24th, 2009 12:02 pm (UTC), janitor_keys replied:
its nice and big..and will never look like shit [[[i have a couple REALLLY small fonts on me]
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On January 24th, 2009 12:45 pm (UTC), thegirlpolice commented:
wow, I absolutely love the first two.
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On January 24th, 2009 01:09 pm (UTC), theravensclaw replied:
IM GETTING A SLIGHTLY SMALL VERSION OF THE SECOND ON IN MY TEXT SLEEVE
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On January 24th, 2009 01:09 pm (UTC), theravensclaw replied:
soz about caps
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On January 24th, 2009 02:26 pm (UTC), thegirlpolice replied:
hahaha, no problem. that's really awesome!
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On January 24th, 2009 01:30 pm (UTC), sunlightdances commented:
Er, 'seive'? Oh dear. :/ I really like the font, though.
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On January 24th, 2009 02:04 pm (UTC), bunnikins replied:
That was the first thing I thought, too!
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On January 24th, 2009 02:44 pm (UTC), the_gersemi replied:
Me too. :/ Other than that, it's lovely!
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On January 24th, 2009 04:14 pm (UTC), happyfrogg replied:
me, uh, four.
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On January 24th, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC), anathema_xx replied:
five now.

that was my immediate reaction.
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On January 24th, 2009 09:05 pm (UTC), rootless_tree replied:
I wonder who misspelled it - him or the artist? Either way, that really sucks. I can't imagine having a spelling error on my body, it would drive me crazy!

I really like his other tattoo though. :)
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On January 26th, 2009 06:50 am (UTC), janeanger replied:
A good friend of mine is a tattoo artist and we've had this conversation many times because he is a horrible speller. And yes, he has spelled things wrong on people before. He made the good point that unless a tattoo is done freehand (which is inadvisable in most situations and not too frequently done), the person getting tattooed always sees the stencil -- both drawn out and then on their body in terms of placement. If you're getting words, names, etc. I'd think double-checking the spelling would be paramount and since a tattoo artist can't be expected to know everyone about your favorite quote/family member/lyric/foreign language, it kind of falls on the recipient.

That said, I love to have this discussion. I'm constantly entranced by tattoos with misspellings or other errors and always want to know HOW they happened.
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On January 26th, 2009 06:51 am (UTC), janeanger replied:
Er... that should say "everything about your favorite..."

Editors are such blessed souls.
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On January 31st, 2009 07:59 am (UTC), xemcats replied:
My tattoo has the word "privilege" in it, and I can't even tell you how long I stared at that word WONDERING if it was spelled right in the days before my tattoo. Even now I look at it and it seems wrong, but I know it isn't!
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On January 24th, 2009 10:49 pm (UTC), anathema_xx replied:
and omg I just saw your icon.


<3 James May
On January 24th, 2009 10:52 pm (UTC), sunlightdances replied:
No words for how much I love him, omg <3
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On January 25th, 2009 05:38 am (UTC), anathema_xx replied:
I adore James... although I do have to admit that Hammond is my favorite :)
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On January 24th, 2009 02:05 pm (UTC), cicak commented:
That Hogfather one is perfect, I love that book and that quote so much!
I adore the boldness of the first too, its beautiful.
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On February 4th, 2009 04:00 pm (UTC), glass_doll commented:
oh wow
those are great
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