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What does /lit/ think about tattoos, specifically literary ones? Do any /lit/izens have any tattoos? Here's mine.
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Tattoos are for poor people.
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degeneracy
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>>5680148
>Here's mine.
No it isn't.

Post another pic and we'll believe you.
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>>5680148

>bastardizing literature into mere fashion

Literally a cancer of the consumer age.
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>>5680159
Don't believe me? Here's your proof.
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I have a lot of tattoos, but none related to literature.
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>>5680154
But professional tattoos are very expensive.
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>>5680192
Those are for poor people with a lot of money
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>>5680186

I respect you man. I loved me some Redwall as a kid
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>>5680186
>not posting PROOF.jpg

For shame
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"literary tattoos" is a fucking pretentious as fuck title

but cool tat, People who bag tats are imbeciles.. I have a family coat of arms on my forearm, and have yet to get any others. I think if a book had enough meaning to you that it has influenced your life and/or way of thought, Then why not get a tattoo?

The only fucking stupid tattoos are meaningless tattoos, like "dream" and "love" kek
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tattoos are for savages, criminals, degenerates etc sort of people imo
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>>5680291
>meaningless tattoos, like "dream" and "love"
smh at white girls that come into the shop to ask for these. Oh, well. Quick and easy $120.
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>>5680292
Fuck off, you ugly trap.
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>>5680293
Haha word
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>>5680295
go wear a cap handle in your nose
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>>5680292
>tattoos
>criminals
Such is life in Russia.
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>>5680298
I don't have any piercing/tatoos. Now shut up and post your trap ass.
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>>5680291

>pop culture has confused me to the point of willful retardation please help I'm so lost
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>>5680148
ah my 12 year old self is so proud
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>>5680313
>implying tattoos are pop culture
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>>5680291

>"literary tattoos" is a fucking pretentious as fuck title

Apparently simply referring to things as they are is "fucking pretentious as fuck" now. Interesting.

Way to break the stereotype, son.
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>>5680186
>>5680148
Hey OP is this your arm or your leg?
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>>5680318

>implying they never are
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There was a poster on /fa/ who had a camus quote on his arm in french which unbeknownst to him turned out to be mostly gibberish and suprisingly quickly discovered by other posters.
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>>5680156

>I let /pol/ make my opinions

>>5680148

lol OP get ready for a barrel of hatred 4chan and especially /lit/ hate tattoos. I don't really understand the hate seems like a neutral thing to me. If you have modicum of taste and an artist who knows what they're doing what could go wrong.
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>>5680331
lmao it really is fucking gibberish
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>>5680358
nice someone actually saved that, I was worried it would have been lost.
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I have a western themed sleeve with quotes from westerns on it and the only literary tattoo I have is "See the child" from Blood Meridian encorporated in it.

I don't have any pictures of it unfortunately and I can't take one if I had a camera handy because I only have one hand.

Of course this means you probably don't believe me but I have nothing to gain by lying anonymously.
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>>5680358

are you guys responsible for this?
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>>5680358
>>5680397

Nope some guy from /fa/ got the tattoo. But the story only gets better, apparently he thought the quote was by some algerian guy and used an online translator or some shit cause he wanted in in French

btw it should be

"Dans la profondeur de l'hiver, j'ai finalement appris qu'il y avait en moi un soleil invincible." - Camus
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>>5680408
"un ete invincible' sounds better though
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>>5680323
His knob
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>>5680358
I understood the meaning though.
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>>5680426
Kek, yeah, the gibberish version is somehow more poetic.
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>>5680408

lmao
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>>5680448
it probably was because the translation which he used to translate it back to french (ingeniously, simply ingeniously) was imo more poetic

>In the middle of winter I at last discovered that there was in me an invincible summer.

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Albert_Camus
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>>5680186
That is some great work there, it looks great
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>>5680287
HahhAHHAHAHAHAHAH
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Stop with these trashy pleb threads please.
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>>5680408
If he doesn't speak French, why did even want it translated? that is pretty absurd
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>>5680763
>absurd
Hehe. Same reason people like moonrunes though. If it's obscure it looks cooler to them.
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I never understood why an adult would plaster himself with shitty pictures. I guess you started with the Papuas instead of the Greeks.
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I was thinking of getting the trystero on my ribcage
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>>5680808
Errr.. wait til you get out of college.
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>>5680814
I am out of college, do I keep waiting?
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>>5680823
I guess not, if you feel your literary taste has cemented and you're going to like pynchon forever. no shame in that, but lots of people grow out of him. he's sort of everybody's vonnegut in college.
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>>5680291
I know a girl who's 16 and has a tattoo saying 'family' on her neck.
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>>5680148
Looks cool.
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>>5680358
transcribed:
>In the depths f winter I finally learned thát inside there is throw me an invincible summer
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>>5680291
>I have a family coat of arms on my forearm

Are you American? If so, that's way more pleb than anything like a "dream" or "love"
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>>5680863
I know plenty of people with relatives they never met - sometimes stillbirths, sometimes grandparents or other elders that died before they were born - tattooed on their bodies. Almost invariably decorated with swans and stars.
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>>5680908
>sometimes grandparents or other elders that died before they were born
That doesn't sound so...
>decorated with swans and stars.
... disgusting.
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Tattoos say, "Hey, did you notice me? Did you notice that I like this thing? Come tell me how cool my tattoo is."
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>>5680939
My tattoo is under my shirt, what now nerd?
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>>5680939
Then what does it say if your tattoo is hidden?
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>>5680941
You are the first person to volunteer for the "skins" team in basketball. You are the first person to take your shirt off at concerts and festivals. When you go swimming, you don't even bring a shirt because you plan on showing off that sweet Mega Man 1UP symbol all day long.
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>>5680941
Instagram of course.
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>>5680905
The funny thing is, anyone from an actual reputable family would never have tattoos.
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>>5680962
The funny thing is that Royal Families appreciate it as 'body art'. Only try-hard plebs such as yourself are so oddly against people having them.
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>>5680977
Yes, royal houses love nothing more than a good tramp stamp on a daughter-in-law.
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I got a fox and some roses cuz Le Petit Prince.
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And so it goes...
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Sup faggots, I have ETC. from Vonnegut's breakfast of champions as well as a rediniton of Addie Bundren on my arm. Fuckin say sumfin.
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>>5681027
You could'v waited until you at least turned 18 and thought the Vonnegut one over.
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>>5680977
>The funny thing is that Royal Families appreciate it as 'body art'.
Kek, who told you this?
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>>5681033
I got the Vonnegut even after the faulkner one just just to remember my teen years you queer gay man
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>>5680154
>Tattoos are for poor people.
If you are rich, you are forbidden from discussing anything class related.
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>>5681052
not the guy with tattoo but I get the feeling that medieval nobles would have tattooed their coat of arms onto their bodies

they stuck their arms and devices onto everything else, shields, helmets, clothing, tabards, liveries, servants, soldiers, saddles, tack, buildings, manuscripts etc.
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>>5681359
medieval knights would have absolutely despised that custom to brand themselves as a slave or cattle, at best as a criminal or a savage (in the age of discovery)
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>>5681359
>but I get the feeling that medieval nobles would have tattooed their coat of arms onto their bodies
Your feeling is 100% wrong. Again, who the fuck told you this? Don't hang around those kinds of people anymore.
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btw, if you read 'the three musketeers', it's even past the time of the knights but it's the time when using emblems on everything was especially popular, milady de winter had a 'tattoo' of a lily as a brand of shame
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I thought about getting one like this but idk if it would be too fedora.
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>>5681417
It would be pretty fedora
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>>5681419
I figured
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I've never read it, but I've always considered, "Don't Panic" to be quite the clever principle.

But, you know...tattoos are for degenerates. Thanks for making all of the trannies feel extra super hardcore special.
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>>5681402
And you want one too?
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>>5680321
A more pretentious descriptor would be "literary-inspired body art." How's that?
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>>5680287
>LOOK AT ALL THE THINGS I HAVE READ

Haha what a dumb asshole
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>>5681390
>medieval knights would have absolutely despised that custom to brand themselves as a slave or cattle, at best as a criminal or a savage (in the age of discovery)

there is evidence medieval palmer in the holy land would receive brandings and primitive tattoos(they would stamp a woodcut onto the skin, prick the outline of the woodcut then rub ash or ink into the wound) of crosses and biblical scenes to show they had been to the holy land
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like, do people who get things like a Trystero tattoo think they are the only one who's thought of that or something?
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>>5680806
In where? Does he think that's where his heart is?
If so, does he realize his heart is basically in the dead center of his chest, slightly offset to the left?
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>>5681417
Hnnnnnnnnnnnnng the only tattoo on a female I have ever liked in my entire life; it could do without the text though, i really don't like text when it comes to tattoos, words get trite quickly
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lmao kek *farts*
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>>5681652
I can tell from that tattoo that I would not like her as a person.
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Why would some people feel like they have to show how much they read with their own bodies?

"Look at this, man. Yeah. Look at it. Look at it. Yeah, look at it. Take a good look. You see? Get closer. Perhaps under another angle. Yeah. Look at it. Maybe a longer look? Closer? Oh, you're already close. Well, keep looking. You see the details around it? The shading? Yeah, move a bit around. Maybe look from a distance. And now get back closer. Perhaps we need more light. Hey Ben would you mind turning on the lamp? Thanks, dude. Alright. Look at it under the lamp. You see? You really see? Yeah, --- I read that book."
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>>5681660
probably me neither, and it's probably just some quote she found profound while dozing off during highschool, still like it though
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>>5681033
I thought your photo was picture related
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>>5680148
I don't mind tattoos, but pop culture reference tattoos (lit included) are usually regrettable impulse buys

My friend got a Coelho quote put on his arm in Papyrus font and he's hated it basically since he got it
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>>5680291
>I have a family coat of arms on my forearm

I bet you're American. You 'muh heritage' fags are easily as ignorant (and possibly more obnoxious) as people who get tattoos like 'love.'
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>>5680977
Uh no
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>>5681583
they didnt even have colour tattoos in the west till after sailer jerry, so no way culd midivils get colourfull flags
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>>5681738
Brutal
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>>5681583
firstly a palmer isn't a knight, most of them were ordinary people and this atrocity sounds as something which probably mostly was done by rabble, and then, we spoke of another case, the logic of that person whom i answered is flawed in the very root, those emblems which they mentioned are mostly marks of belonging, who in their right mind would put a mark of belonging on themself?
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>>5681738
>coehlo quote in papyrus font
mein gott
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>>5680908
i want a starry stillbirth tattooed on my buttcheek
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>>5681838
the part I missed out on in this post was "if they could"

they could have easily done coloured lines using coloured ink(even the Britons and Picts could into coloured lines) but I don't know how feasible doing coloured fill with a non-electric needle would be
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>>5680287
That is the worst fucking tattoo I've ever seen.
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>>5681417
ditch the text and it wouldnt be that bad

The burning man actually looks great
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>>5680148
Considering getting a tattoo based on this passage from Damian by Hesse:

"The bird fights its way out of the egg. The egg is the world. Who would be born must first destroy a world. The bird flies to God. That God's name is Abraxas."
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>>5681863
colored tattoos existed way before electricity was discovered
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>>5681887
Do you know where I can find the custom tripcode creator?
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>>5681886
*Demian.
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>>5681359
I get the feeling
nice source
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i want to tattoo veritas vos liberatit

it´s from the bible though and i don´t know if people will hate me for tattooing a bible quote while not being religious
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>>5681738
Is this bait?
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>>5681888
specially for you http://www.ponychan.net/chan/?p=faq#16 :3
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>>5681842
>firstly a palmer isn't a knight

plenty of nobles went on pilgrimage and crusade

>>5681842
>sounds as something which probably mostly was done by rabble

it was viewed as a devotional act and a sign of taking up the cross

>>5681842
>those emblems which they mentioned are mostly marks of belonging, who in their right mind would put a mark of belonging on themself?

I know, its not like nobles wore a surcoat with their own coat of arms emblazoned on it as a sign of status?
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>>5681918
you don't mistake them for footmen do you
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>>5680358
> smells like google translate
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>>5681901
Bait in what sense? I stand by my post and my friend's tattoo is real. He just did a local interview about his music and the article's lead was a description of the tattoo. I'm sure he's thrilled.
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>>5680786
>>5680776
>>5680781
>DFW tattoos

I'm guessing they skipped the bit in Infinite Jest in the recovery house where he talks about tattoos
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>>5681827
>>5680999
>>5681052
>don't use Google for verification
>act intellectually superior anyway
Do it now, you embarrassing faggots
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There are literary tattoos, but are tattoos literature?
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>>5680905
This so much.

He probably got his "family coat of arms" from some random website online.

The vast majority of people are descendants of generations upon generations of peasantry and those coats of arms are complete bullshit
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I like tattoos. Not so much because they look nice (they rarely do), but because they serve a very important social function -- tattoos identify the toxic, impulsive, and superficial members of our society who are a threat to our collective intelligence and well-being.

Those who choose to get tattoos are generally immature and childish. They're prone to making poor life choices with irreparable consequences, and that's information I like having. I know to avoid these people, I know not to hire them, I know they're irresponsible, I know they probably won't do their jobs very well (if at all), I know they have trouble thinking critically and rationally, I know they are narcissistic, and above all, I know that they are superficial. There exists no non-superficial reason for getting a tattoo in the modern Western world

None of these traits are particularly attractive, but then again, neither are tattoos.
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>>5682174
Noice
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>>5682174
Yeah but don't you love Game of Thrones I love it so much and it changed my life that I got a stag on my left arm and a wolf on my right torso to commemorate how much my life was changed also Super Mario is really fun so I had to get Toad on my underthigh.
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>>5682174
>edgiest guy in the cubicle block
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>>5682020
it is interesting that all the members of the British royal family that had tattoos were in the RN
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>>5680763

>pretty absurd
>talking about Camus quotes.

lol
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>>5682219
Of course, back in the old days only criminals and sailors had tattoos. (Also, back in the day the line between 'criminal' and 'sailor' was extremely fuzzy.)
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>>5680370
>western themed tattoos

Sounds awesome, really.
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>>5680829
Vonnegut is everybody's Vonnegut in high school and college

>tfw read Vonnegut in middle school
>tfw better than everyone
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>>5682076

Intern David?
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>>5681074
I didn't realise I was on tumblr. Should I check my rich privilege, Marx?
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>>5684835
I wonder how many of them actually read the book.
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>>5685098
Probably most of them. It's a pretty simple book.
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I believe this is from some John Green novel
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Whoever worked to make tattoos not only socially acceptable but a desirable art form was a damn entrepreneurial genius. They convinced an entire generation of vapid consumers to turn their bodies into a product.
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>>5685112
I wonder how popular corporate logo tattoos are
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>>5684835
>tattoos of Vonnegut's anus *
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>>5680287

>Fountainhead
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>Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD. Leviticus 19:28
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>>5685131
Let's see a tattoo of that.
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