What does /lit/ think about tattoos, specifically literary ones? Do any /lit/izens have any tattoos? Here's mine.
"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
>"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.
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.
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
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.
I never understood why an adult would plaster himself with shitty pictures. I guess you started with the Papuas instead of the Greeks.
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.
I know a girl who's 16 and has a tattoo saying 'family' on her neck.
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.
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.
You could'v waited until you at least turned 18 and thought the Vonnegut one over.
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.
>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.
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
I thought about getting one like this but idk if it would be too fedora.
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.
>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
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
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."
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 fontand he's hated it basically since he got it
>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.'
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?
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
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."
specially for you http://www.ponychan.net/chan/?p=faq#16
>firstly a palmer isn't a knight
plenty of nobles went on pilgrimage and crusade
>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
>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?
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.
There are literary tattoos, but are tattoos literature?
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
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.
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.
I wonder how many of them actually read the book.
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.