Tuesday, 23 March 2010
Tattoos are an interest of mine. I enjoy looking at all the beautiful artwork as well as talking to people about the stories behind their tattoos. Of course not all tattoos are beautiful, some are ugly, tasteless or poorly done (some are a mixture of all three!)
When I began taking a serious interest in reading it wasn't long before I discovered a trend which has appeared in popular tattoo culture relatively recently called literary tattoos. Literary tattoos are quite simply tattoos of a persons favourite book passage or sometimes an image from that book. The picture I've posted features a literary tattoo from the book 'Peter Pan' by J.M Barrie.
I love the idea of literary tattoos, in a world where many people seem to get the same boring thing over and over I think something as unique as words from a favourite book is really special and inventive.
Literary tattoos can also be from favourite song lyrics, poetry, plays, movies, essays or even an article and sometimes aren't of words at all but an image from that story.
I don't have any literary tattoos myself but thats only because I haven't found any yet that grab me sufficiently but when I do I'll definately be getting one.
Here is a link to a great literary tattoo site which is updated regularly