Nov 7, 2014

Be Our Tattooed Guest: Emily + Looking for Disney

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.

Oh, you are in for a treat with today's tattoo! It's bookish and Disney. DISNEY!

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Artist: Inkwitch Lisa @ Good Mojo Tattoo in Beverly, MA.

DesignA girl reading a book in front of the Disney castle surrounded by the cover of Looking for Alaska.

Story: My favorite part of books are their ability to transport you to a different place. The girl in my tattoo is reading and magic is coming from the book, bringing her to the place behind her. I love Disney but didn't want a Disney only tattoo. I love fantasy books so I wanted her to be transported to a castle. Therefore, my love for Disney was shown by the castle behind her being Cinderella's castle. The frame of the tattoo is a purple lit candle with smoke coming from it. This is (minus the flame) the cover of my favorite book, Looking for Alaska by John Green. The flame was added for two reasons. One was for aesthetic reason. The other reason is that a character dies in this book. The flame being extinguished represents this death for me. The character's death helped to save my life, so instead of being extinguished the flame is lit.

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

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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