Our bodies were printed as blank pages to be filled with the ink of our hearts.

Posted: April 5, 2015 in Photography
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I’ve mentioned before that my condition to myself on getting tattoos was that they had to represent significant milestones in my personal history. This particular one is dedicated to the four wonderful years I spent attaining my Master’s degree in English at the University of St Andrews, and my enduring love of the written word. It’s also inspired by the beautiful work of Austin Tott, whose (in his case, rather less permanent) design was the perfect symbol to represent those ideas.

And, on an equally belated note: a finished photo of the very first tattoo I got (almost a year ago already!). A dual inspiration, being my very favourite quote (and one you might very well recognise as the title of every blog I’ve ever run), in the handwriting of one of my very favourite people – the incomparable Audrey Hepburn:

Are not there little chapters in every body’s life, that seem to be nothing and yet affect all the rest of the history?

~ William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair

(All of my tattoos are by the very talented Gillian Turner.)

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