Hello my loves,
So…this week’s tattoo. I can’t stop I really can’t. I’m literally getting tattoos every week at the minute but that’s also because I’m in a constant state of mental breakdown and this is my way of dealing with things. Let me live in peace.
Placement = Right arm
Pain = 3 / 10
Price = £70
This tattoo as you can see is a little pile of books with some flowers. There’s not much to explain about this tattoo other than the fact that as you all know, it’s because I absolutely love reading. Reading is my favourite thing to do ever ever ever, it’s my number one hobby (probably my only hobby other than my blog) and it’s my favourite way to spend my time. Books are just the best things on the planet to me. Surprisingly, the only bookish tattoo I have is this one which I got when I was 17 and is a quote from my favourite book, but surprisingly 26 tattoos later that’s the only book-related tattoo I have. Until now.
I saw this on a flash sheet because it’s never really been a thing for me to go out and get an actual book tattoo, it was actually one of those things I could take or leave. This was on a flash sheet however and I thought it was so gorgeous I just had to have it, I had the perfect space on my arm to fill the gap and honestly I think this is one of my favourite placements ever. The photo doesn’t really do it justice in terms of the placement but it honestly looks really good (if I do say so myself) – I’m super happy with it! The flowers are just a lovely little finishing touch as well and you can either see them as decorations, bookmarks or flowers that are being pressed. I like to think they represent all of them.
My artist asked me if I wanted names written on the spines of these books, but I have maybe 10 favourites and I couldn’t quickly whittle them down to the 3 I wanted on the spines and so I just said no, I couldn’t commit to the names!
If anyone was wondering, I feel this is kind of fitting so I’ll list here my favourite books of all time (essentially in order but sometimes that is subject to change). A lot of my favourite books of all time are from when I was 16-18 so I feel as though as a 24 year old these probably wouldn’t be my favourites now as things that I’ve read more recently and absolutely loved (i.e. The Secret History) may overtake them but I keep the order of the list pretty much the same as it always has been. Anyway, I’m rambling.
1). All The Bright Places – Jennifer Niven
2). The Secret History – Donna Tartt
3). Looking for Alaska – John Green
4). The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
5). Bunny – Mona Awad
6). Where The Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens
7). Conversations with Friends – Sally Rooney
8). The Color Purple – Alice Walker
9). The Secret Life of Bees – Sue Monk Kidd
10). Just Kids – Patti Smith
11). Jellicoe Road – Melina Marchetta
12). Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston
All my love,
Goodreads – ChloLuna