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tattoolit:

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”
― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

tattoolit:

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”

― John GreenThe Fault in Our Stars

— 11 months ago with 1137 notes
fuckyeahtattoos:

This tattoo was inspired after my recent trip to Haiti. It was done by Klaink Tattoo-Studio in Bolton, Ontario, Canada. 
Thanks, Paula! xx

fuckyeahtattoos:

This tattoo was inspired after my recent trip to Haiti. It was done by Klaink Tattoo-Studio in Bolton, Ontario, Canada. 

Thanks, Paula! xx

— 11 months ago with 736 notes
Lower case ‘g’ from New Century Schoolbook, 3 inches tall, left inside bicep. Next to my heart, because it’s for my daughter Gwyneth… I’m a typographer, typesetter and designer so it all kind of fits… It was done here in Bermuda at Triton Tattoo by guest artist Rosana from The Netherlands. Amazing job - I was very precise, very demanding on the quality of the rendering - and I couldn’t be happier!

Lower case ‘g’ from New Century Schoolbook, 3 inches tall, left inside bicep. Next to my heart, because it’s for my daughter Gwyneth… I’m a typographer, typesetter and designer so it all kind of fits… It was done here in Bermuda at Triton Tattoo by guest artist Rosana from The Netherlands. Amazing job - I was very precise, very demanding on the quality of the rendering - and I couldn’t be happier!

— 11 months ago with 13 notes
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feetonmydesk:

I was asked what I look like. that better? Well off to work

feetonmydesk:

I was asked what I look like. that better? Well off to work

(Source: feetonmydesk)

— 12 months ago with 8 notes
#typographic  #tattoo 
This is a Latin quote from Vergil’s Aeneid, and it roughly translates to “Perhaps one day it will be pleasant to remember even these things.” The font is Antique Caslon. Artist is Philip Szlosek at Kings Avenue Tattoo in New York.

This is a Latin quote from Vergil’s Aeneid, and it roughly translates to “Perhaps one day it will be pleasant to remember even these things.” The font is Antique Caslon. Artist is Philip Szlosek at Kings Avenue Tattoo in New York.

— 12 months ago with 16 notes
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My first tattoo, done at Tattoo Paradise in Washington DC 

My first tattoo, done at Tattoo Paradise in Washington DC 

— 12 months ago with 1 note
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Cameo/Bukowski chest piece
Artist: David Allen, Chicago IL
Another piece by Allen. Not to mention, a quote from Bukowski, a favorite of mine.

Cameo/Bukowski chest piece

Artist: David Allen, Chicago IL

Another piece by Allen. Not to mention, a quote from Bukowski, a favorite of mine.

— 1 year ago with 31 notes
Done at Stingray Body Art in Boston a little over two years ago. Just some comforting words to live by.

Done at Stingray Body Art in Boston a little over two years ago. Just some comforting words to live by.

— 1 year ago with 11 notes
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mothsfly asked: What do you mean by “Ghetto cursive"?


Answer:

Not being a term that I coined, I don’t really have a set definition for what it is. When I read it, I interpreted it as crudely done, perhaps misspelled, and likely overused script styles. Below are some examples of what I’m talking about.

I personally am a bit tired of seeing people’s names in blackletter across their shoulders and things like “Live Free Die Hard” in script on their chests. There is a fair argument to be made for tattoos like this, and there are many that are very well done. They have their place, but this blog is not it.

— 1 year ago with 1 note
Powerful Beyond Measure.
Artist: David Allen, Chicago IL
This guy does some pretty sick black and white work. Clean lines and precision make for the best lettering tattoos.

Powerful Beyond Measure.

Artist: David Allen, Chicago IL

This guy does some pretty sick black and white work. Clean lines and precision make for the best lettering tattoos.

(Source: Flickr / allentattoo)

— 1 year ago with 43 notes
Anonymous asked: hey , your an artist so i was wondering if you could draw ( for me ) some tattoo designs about water ( reversed triangle , waves ) and then post it on your blog ; Please . :)


Answer:

Hey there Anon,

As much as I would like to donate my livelihood to your body art, I’m afraid that this is out of the question. If I were to do such a thing, I fear that it would open the floodgates for many more irrelevant requests.

Now, if you were to contact me again and offer me money for my scrawlings, then perhaps we can talk. But while I have a mere $400 in my bank account, it just seems silly.

Thanks!

-m 

— 1 year ago
biokiss asked: I run a body modification blog (mod-allure, you've probably seen me reblogging some of your posts) and I just want to say that this blog is a jem in the ruff. Well done typographic beyond the stereotypical "ghetto cursive" genre is hard to come by. Thanks for throwing in some variety. Can't wait to see more posts!


Answer:

Thanks for the kind words! When I started this thing I thought that maybe I was the only one who wanted to see this stuff. “Ghetto cursive” as you call it, seems much too prevalent to me, and it pains me to see the overuse of bad lettering. I am happy to perhaps shake things up a bit, and I plan to keep ‘em coming.

— 1 year ago with 2 notes
Mumford and Sons lyric quote.

Mumford and Sons lyric quote.

— 1 year ago with 72 notes