Jun 13, 2014

Be Our Tattooed Guest: Jessica + Lord of the Rings

Welcome to Be Our Tattooed Guest, an original feature here on Beauty and the Bookshelf! This feature is all about tattoos of the literary, poetic, and bookish variety, and people showing them off! To learn more about Be Our Tattooed Guest, please go here.

And now, please welcome today's guest, who has a tattoo from something that you may have heard of...


Design: Lord of the Rings.

Story: My tattoo is sort of a Lord of the Rings hodgepodge - I have the White Tree of Gondor, along with the line "not all those who wander are lost", which is a line from the Riddle Of Strider, Aragorn's identifying poem. It pays homage to Middle Earth which I'm head over heels for and my favorite character from the world, plus the tree is gorgeous and something I knew I would never tire of. As for the line, it's paramount to Aragorn's journey in the books, and I find his journey - and Aragorn himself - admirable beyond belief. It's also a sweet reminder that life isn't a strict path, and that everyone has potential in them. Usually I just say I have a Tolkien tat to avoid being sentimental though. ;)

Thanks for sharing your tattoo and being our tattooed guest, Jessica!

Do you have a tattoo of the bookish, literary, or poetic variety? (Basically, if it has anything whatsoever to do with books, it works!) Would you like to be our tattooed guest? We'd love to have you! All you have to do is fill out this form and then you're on the guest list!

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