tattoo inspiration (day 59)

So I've decided for my birthday, my gift to myself is going to be my 5th tattoo... which I've been wanting for a while. I always have ideas floating around in my head of what I want. I thought I wanted a peace symbol with some pretty swirly vines and flowers on my wrist, but I think I've found something else. I still want the peace symbol.... I just want this more...

There's this poem by e.e. cummings that I absolutely have loved forever.

found on etsy

"may my heart always be open to little
birds who are the secrets of living
whatever they sing is better than to know
and if men should not hear them men are old
may my mind stroll about hungry
and fearless and thirsty and supple
and even if it’s sunday may i be wrong
for whenever men are right they are not young
and may myself do nothing usefully
and love yourself so more than truly
there’s never been quite such a fool who could fail
pulling all the sky over him with one smile"

Beautiful, right? So I think I want the first 2 lines of the poem written on my inner forearm with a few little flying birds. I just can't decide if I want it written in my handwriting or if I want it to like as though it was typed.

I'm getting a little more daring with placement of my tattoos because every day it becomes more and more clear that I am not looking for a conventional career that will frown upon visible tattoos.

Now I just need to make an appointment... only 27 more days until my 29th birthday.... yikes!

Day 59 - A picture of a random item that you own.

 Doesn't get more random than a Home Grown Lemon Goat....


  1. Haha, I LOVE the Lemon Goat!

    And that poem is lovely. The first two lines with little birds sounds like a great tattoo! Be sure to post photos for us! :D

  2. OMG - That lemon goat is so funny! I love your poem!!

  3. What a great idea for your tattoo! I absolutely love that. I've been aching for a new one too. I have two right now - a Tibetan Buddhist knot, and a Buddhist Mantra "OM MANI PADME HUM" written in Tibetan letter. I got both when I was living at a Buddhist center years ago. I'd love to get something on my inner arm like you're planning to do. Be sure to post pics after you get it!


  4. Lemon Goat, lol. You kids and your tattoos! My daughter has a few, too. I don't get it myself, but I'm an old fogey! Those words are nice, though. Will you design it yourself?

  5. What a lovely poem, I'm sure you'll fashion it into an awesome tatoo. I always wanted a tatoo... then I had kids. After natural childbirth I decided that was enough voluntary pain for a lifetime. ;) Make sure to show us when it's done!

  6. Taylor Lynn... isn't it funny? There's all kinds of animals made from veggies, I found him at Hallmark!
    I will definitely post pictures :)

    Courtney... I love e.e. cummings poems :)

    Melissa... Your tattoos sound amazing and I love that you got them while living there, I bet it takes you back everytime you see them :)

    Laurie... I get my love of tattoos from my mom! She has 2 huge tattoos, one on each arm, that my cousin, who used to be a tattoo artist, did for her. My dad and my sister both have tattoos, too... but my mom HATES that I have piercings! I'm definitely going to design it myself... that's my favorite part :)

    Melinda... They really don't hurt! The needle is a little annoying, but it wasn't painful. Now getting my nose pierced... that hurt! A lot! I think after having 3 kids, a tattoo would be a breeze :)


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