I love books. Books have been my solace for a number of years. I enjoy reading so much That I’ve contemplated getting a tattoo to show my love of reading. I’ve thought about it long and hard as I do all my tattoos. After all it’s there for good. I’ve spent about 7 years before finally deciding what my last tattoo was going to be and finally got it completed. Now for this book tattoo I say I’m encroaching the 3 year mark. And Pinterest doesn’t help, because it’s always throwing tattoos ideas at me, along with my bestes who has been with me for 4 out of the 5 tattoos I already have. I’ve also decided that the placement would be my right wrist.
So this is what I have come up with as top contender:
- The ISBN of the books that capture my love of reading. The first book the drew me into reading was The Pinballs by Betsy Byars ( I still have my original book, paperback, missing cover but still refuse to replace it) and Chasing Redbird by Sharon Creech. For those who don’t know what ISBN is it is the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a unique numeric commercial book identifier. So literally it would be:
Nice clean basic. I would know the meaning and no one else would. But I’d have to face the many questions of “what do the numbers mean”.
- Books turning into birds.
That right I figured with this look I’d be able to have the bird in the end turn all red like a red bird. This seems to be a popular one but I either see them in all black or watercolor style. I also wouldn’t want it to go straight up my arm but wrap around so that the red bird would end on the opposite side of the book. A traveling tattoo as I call it.
- Lastly a simple homage to the Fairytales and the dewey decimal system
So there is it…My narrowed down list. So hopefully by Christmas I’ll be sporting some new ink I just have to narrow it down to one.