This weeks tattoo comes to us from 'Contrariwise Tattoo' where you can find a wide range of literary tattoos that is sure to help fill that void between Tuesdays. Today we are featuring a tattoo from J.D.Salinger's Catcher in the Rye. While this has never actually been a book that has ranked high with your beloved marauders, that doesn't take away from the fact that this tattoo is one of the best we have ever seen.
Here is what Becca, the tattoo owner had to say:
"My tattoo is a quote from the 'Catcher in the Rye' spoken by Mr. Antolini. I’m not really a huge fan of the book itself, but this quote really sums up how I feel about learning." <---- We feel the same way Becca. Although the book isn't one of our favorites, the sentiment sure is.
“Among other things, you’ll find that you’re not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You’re by no means alone on that score, you’ll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept record of their troubles. You’ll learn from them – if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It’s a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn’t education. It’s history. It’s poetry.“
- Excerpt from Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger