Just out from HarperCollins is the book, The Word Made Flesh Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide.
The book comes on the heels of website Tattoolit.com, a blog devoted to tattoos that were inspired by books. And let me warn you- Once you start looking at the photos on this site, you won't be able to stop!
I doubt I'll ever get a tattoo, but if I did, it would definitely be something along these lines. I've loved to read my entire life, and it's fun to see which literary quotes people have chosen to permanently inscribe on their bodies.
Click through to see a few photos from the book....
This quote is from Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism. Perfect for a tattoo, huh?
This quote is from the poem, "Bluebird," by Charles Bukowski...
This is from Augusten Burroughs's Magical Thinking.
And this is from e.e.cummings's "somewhere i have traveled gladly beyond."
Now I'm left wondering which quote I'd have inscribed on my body... And I'd also love to know what you'd choose. Tell me in the comments!
Images via HarperCollins