It’s Official; I Have a Book Addiction. Or Is It a Tattoo Addiction?

Okay; it is both.

Yesterday was my 1st of 2 appointments for my latest tattoo. Okay; my 10th tattoo. But is is actually my first tattoo (of more to come) that will be based on the stories I have cherished for as long as I have been reading. Which is a really, really long time.

I wanted to start with Narnia, and I knew it had to be Mr. Tumnus and the lamppost. I also wanted to include my favorite Bible verse (Psalm 119:105), so this was the perfect tattoo to start with.

There are several versions of this Bible verse, but this is exactly how I wanted the wording.
There are several versions of this Bible verse, but this is exactly how I wanted the wording.

It had to be old-school; an image that was in the original book. A little searching had many great ideas. Luckily my long-time tattoo artist is fabulous at drawing what I ask for, so I literally had no idea what this tattoo was going to look like when I walked in yesterday for my appointment. I had absolutely no concerns about how it was going to look.

I only wanted Mr. Tumnus, but I wanted him to be fairly large, instead of drawn into the right side of the image between the lamppost and tree stump.
I only wanted Mr. Tumnus, but I wanted him to be fairly large, instead of drawn into the right side of the image between the lamppost and tree stump.

Mr. Tumnus image

I got the outline and shading done yesterday, and have an appointment in 3 weeks to get the light coloring added in. These are the best pictures I could get, being the only person home and the tattoo reaching from the top of my shoulder to my elbow.

Tattoo on FB post

tattoo 9-26-2015

Do you have any tattoos that show your love of books?

9 thoughts on “It’s Official; I Have a Book Addiction. Or Is It a Tattoo Addiction?

  1. Courtney M. Wendleton September 28, 2015 / 4:18 am

    Looks nice! I don’t quite have a literary tattoo, but do have one that would sort of qualify. My Doctor Who/Torchwood tattoo goes from my knee to my ankle. It sort of makes the cut because of the DW comic books and TRWD books.

    • Angela September 28, 2015 / 9:19 am

      Awesome Courtney! I know this is just the beginning of a lengthy process of getting more artwork done πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing!

  2. Heather M. September 28, 2015 / 12:38 pm

    Beautiful tattoo! I am working on an idea now that incorporates my obsession with reading. I can’t wait to finish it and find the right artist for it.

    • Angela September 28, 2015 / 4:30 pm

      Thanks Heather! I cannot wait to see how it looks once the different colors get added in.

  3. thelunareyes September 28, 2015 / 2:24 pm

    Very nice! I have yet to find a saying I want on me permanently, but that is awesome

    • Angela September 28, 2015 / 4:29 pm

      Thanks Lunar Eyes πŸ™‚

    • Angela October 7, 2015 / 1:18 pm

      I have others that have hurt much worse, and this one is definitely worth it! Thanks Tony!

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