Ink and Skin

Do you have a tattoo? If so, what’s the story behind your ink? If you don’t have a tattoo, what might you consider getting emblazoned on you skin?

I have always wanted a tattoo but have never actually gone out and gotten one. I have, however, thought about getting one (or multiple). Being the nerdfighter that I am, I want my first tattoo to be of my favorite quote from my favorite book series, Harry Potter. This quote, however, is not actually from the book but spoken by Albus Dumbledore in The Prisoner of Azkaban. It goes as such: Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.

Another tattoo that I would love to get would be another favorite quote from one of my all time favorite movies, The Dark Knight. Harvey Dent says this quote when he is giving a speech about whether or not Batman should turn himself in, for the vigilante that he is. It goes: The night is darkest just before the dawn, but I promise you, the dawn is coming.

All in all, most of, or all of, the tattoos that I would get would be quotes. I really would thoroughly enjoy being covered in inspiring words spoken by inspiring people.


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10 thoughts on “Ink and Skin

  1. I’m 17 and have 3 tattoos. 🙂
    My uncle was sick with ALL Leukemia. He died last year on September 2, 2012. He lived with me and meant a lot to me. A few weeks before he died I got a tattoo on my back for him, I wanted to get it for him so he could see it. I went a tattoo artist’s house that I knew and got the angel wings drawn on my back, then I went home and sat in my uncle’s bed and let him write words under the wings in pen. An hour after he wrote the message the tattoo was done. I’ll forever have my uncle’s handwriting on my back, and although it’s not perfect and clearly done by a non-licensed person; it’s beautiful to me. Its imperfections are what make it so important to me. After he saw it, he called me his angel, until he could speak no more.
    I also have a tiny cross on my left ankle and a heart on my left hip.
    My next tattoo will be when I turn 18. It’s going to be ‘this too shall pass’ just the words in some sort of small font on either my right collar bone or the top part of my shoulder on my back. 🙂

    1. That is a beautiful story. Thank you for sharing it with me. That’s so wonderful to have the handwriting of someone you care so much about be with you physically as well as spiritually.

      1. It really is quite comforting. I say that if you REALLY find great meaning in what you get, get it. People are going to judge you, it’s ridiculous and unfair, but they will. As long as it means something to you and you thought a great deal about it, you’ll never regret it. 🙂
        Good luck on getting yours!

      2. Tattoos always mean more to the person who gets them and most people won’t understand why. But you’re right. All the more reason to get something that you only will love. And thanks! Hoping to get one in the next year or so!

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