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Text Sleeves

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So. I just recently heard about text sleeves, and they sound like the most glorious things on the planet.
Does anyone have one? Know someone who does? Have photos of them?

Basically what I'm getting at is a giant worship-post dedicated to their existence.

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On November 11th, 2011 09:08 am (UTC), theravensclaw commented:
havent seen many but am in the process of designing my own
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On November 11th, 2011 10:51 am (UTC), seasontoseason commented:
i've seen one but I can't find it on my computer now! i'll keep looking...
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On November 11th, 2011 11:38 am (UTC), crumblecrush commented:
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On November 11th, 2011 05:10 pm (UTC), planetariium replied:
YES. Guh, that is beautiful.
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On November 28th, 2011 08:21 am (UTC), ninfomana replied:
Always been one of my all time favorite literary tattoos!
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On November 11th, 2011 01:56 pm (UTC), xemcats commented:
Not mine!

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On November 11th, 2011 05:07 pm (UTC), planetariium replied:
Holy hell, so much pretty.

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On November 12th, 2011 01:47 pm (UTC), misskittyrawr replied:
that's gorgeous.
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On November 12th, 2011 06:59 pm (UTC), larkie replied:
I want something like yours, with text from all the books that mattered to me as a kid, mixed with illustrations from said books!
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On November 11th, 2011 04:58 pm (UTC), flying_pandas commented:
I'm of no help, but I love your icon so fricken much!
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On November 11th, 2011 05:08 pm (UTC), planetariium replied:
Parks & Rec FTW ♥
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On November 12th, 2011 02:13 am (UTC), hawkelf commented:
I've got the very beginnings of a leg sleeve, but sadly no good pics.
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On November 12th, 2011 03:29 am (UTC), wanderlustmind replied:
My arms are taken so I would love to see a leg text sleeve! Please post pictures? :)
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On November 12th, 2011 06:55 am (UTC), hawkelf replied:
It's a quote from Les Misérables. Really quickly with my phone:



He missed a period, but considering the amount of text it's not too big of a fix to get done someday.
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On November 14th, 2011 01:02 am (UTC), wanderlustmind replied:
That's fantastic! The font and placement gah! There's nothing I dislike about this. :) Are you planning on adding more?
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On November 14th, 2011 01:19 am (UTC), hawkelf replied:
Thanks!

Eventually I want that entire lower leg covered in text that I love/helps me, but it's not all planned out yet. I have a Star Trek TOS quote and one or two other (more literary) things brewing in the back of my head.

My other leg is going to be pictures and it's more planned out but not started, so I'm not sure when anything's going to happen. I know I want to get an Edward Gorey lady and maybe one of Ronald Searle's St. Trinian's girls.
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On November 21st, 2011 07:09 am (UTC), wanderlustmind replied:
It all sounds awesome! :]
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On November 13th, 2011 07:38 pm (UTC), jabberwockyjo commented:
I'm planning a lower leg sleeve dedicated to Lolita. I have "Lo" on my ankle, and I want to get various quotes spiralling up my leg from that to my knee. Unfortunately, this design is fairly low on my tattoo list, so it'll be awhile.
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On November 22nd, 2011 07:40 pm (UTC), kalie_m commented:
Lynex from Suicide Girls has an amazing text sleeve:

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