Quotes About Tattoo

Quotes tagged as "tattoo" (showing 1-30 of 111)
Jarod Kintz
“I want to get the words "Courage" and "Bravery" tattooed across my back, so people could associate me with those things as they read them while they chase me.”
Jarod Kintz, I Want

Jack London
“Show me a man with a tattoo and I'll show you a man with an interesting past.”
Jack London

V. Vale
“A tattoo is a true poetic creation, and is always more than meets the eye. As a tattoo is grounded on living skin, so its essence emotes a poignancy unique to the mortal human condition.”
V. Vale, Modern Primitives: An Investigation of Contemporary Adornment and Ritual

Tahereh Mafi
“A handful of letters doesn't always make a word, love.”
Tahereh Mafi, Unravel Me

“It occurred to me that my cheek was probably right over his tattoo. Without thinking, I lifted my face and tugged at the neckline of his T-shirt. This time, the stark black-and-gold mark wasn't hidden. No need for that spell anymore, I guess. Still, I covered it with my palm. Archer's hands clutched reflexively on my waist. Our eyes met. "It doesn't burn this time," I whispered.

His breathing was ragged. "Beg to differ, Mercer.”
Rachel Hawkins, Demonglass

“heavily tattooed women can be said to control and subvert the ever-present 'male gaze' by forcing men (and women) to look at their bodies in a manner that exerts control.”
Margo Demello

“Tattoos have a power and magic all their own. They decorate the body but they also enhance the soul.”
Michelle Delio

“She was a beautiful dreamer. The kind of girl, who kept her head in the clouds, loved above the stars and left regret beneath the earth she walked on.”
Robert M. Drake

Alexander Pope
“You purchase pain with all that joy can give and die of nothing but a rage to live.”
Alexander Pope, Moral Essays

Michael Thomas Ford
“Seven little crazy kids chopping up sticks;
One burnt her daddy up and then there were six.
Six little crazy kids playing with a hive;
One tattooed himself to death and then there were five.
Five little crazy kids on a cellar door;
One went all schizo and then there were four.
Four little crazy kids going out to sea;
One wouldn't say a word and then there were three.
Three little crazy kids walking to the zoo;
One jerked himself too much and then there were two.
Two little crazy kids sitting in the sun;
One a took a bunch of pills and then there was one.
One little crazy kid left all alone;
He went and slit his wrists, and then there were none.”
Michael Thomas Ford, Suicide Notes

“Death is the easy part, the hard part is living and knowing you could be so much more then you’re willing to be.”
Robert M. Drake

C. JoyBell C.
“She had a flower tattoo on her wrist; "What does that mean?" he asked her. "Absolutely nothing," she said, "it's just a flower.”
C. JoyBell C.

Neil Gaiman
“I don't know. I had to be something, didn't I?”
Neil Gaiman, The Sandman: Book of Dreams

Neal Shusterman
“Connor smiles with mocking warmth at him, and glances at the tattoo on his wrist. "I like your dolphin.”
Neal Shusterman, Unwind

“Tattooing, when understood in its entirety, must be seen as a religious act. The human being brings forth images from the center of the self and communicates them to the world. Fantasy is embodied in reality and the person is made whole.”
Spider Webb

Jennifer Lynn Barnes
“You'll have to excuse Zo's manners. She was raised by a group of indigenous swamp wallabies and is at times uncomfortable conversing with civilized humans."
"Look, it's like this-" Zo started to say, but then she interrupted herself. "Swamp wallabies?”
Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Tattoo

Jarod Kintz
“I can read lips. Especially if they have words tattooed on them.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

Richard Kadrey
“He wore his fear on his skin for everyone to see.”
Richard Kadrey, Butcher Bird: A Novel of The Dominion

Anne Fadiman
“I can imagine few worse fates than walking around for the rest of one's life wearing a typo.”
Anne Fadiman, Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader

Jarod Kintz
“I’ve got a flesh-colored tattoo. I drew it myself. You should see it sometime, if only you could see it (it’s invisible).”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

“Our bodies were printed as blank pages
to be filled with the ink of our hearts”
Michael Biondi

Jim Benton
“I'm telling you, the gorgeous of the world can actually look pretty intimidating when they scowl. Imagine a snow-white swan with a scary tattoo holding a chain saw. There's just no way to really prepare for that.”
Jim Benton, Okay, So Maybe I Do Have Superpowers

Jarod Kintz
“Before I make you boss, I want to tattoo “Assistant” around your asshole.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

Warren Ellis
“When I got the tattoo, I knew I was drawing a crooked line between myself and society.”
Warren Ellis, Crooked Little Vein
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Truman Capote
“There's something really the matter with most people who wear tattoos. There's at least some terrible story. I know from experience that there's always something terribly flawed about people who are tattooed, above some little something that Johnny had done in the Navy, even though that's a bad sign...It's terrible. Psychologically it's crazy. Most people who are tattooed, it's the sign of some feeling of inferiority, they're trying to establish some macho identification for themselves.”
Truman Capote, Conversations with Capote

Roger Caillois
“I wonder, only in passing, whether the indelible ornamentation that man inscribes upon his own epidermis does not respond to a nostalgia for the universal internally generated coloring of corrollas, furs, shells, carapaces and wings. For man it has been necessary to create both works and tools outside of himself. But it may be that he retains an obscure nostalgia to create them on his own body, to make them a part of it rather than projecting them outwards onto an independent surface, where he is free to retouch them as he sees fit, which is precisely what painting and art are.”
Roger Caillois, The Dedalus Book of Surrealism: The Identity of Things
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“George was an atheist, and so am I. But how I long now for an afterlife - a world of light or of deep dazzling darkness, where he and the others we've lost reside, unscathed, forever accessible - to have tea with, to talk nonsense with, to reinvent the world with”
Justin Spring, quoting Samuel Steward, Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade

Paul Rudnick
“Rocher was on the floor, crawling on her stomach toward Jate's feet. "I love you...," she kept repeating, in a demonic whisper. "I have to show you... my butt.”
Paul Rudnick, Gorgeous

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