Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tattoo Tuesdays : Shakespeare!!

Hey there marauders and thespians alike. Welcome to our 2nd installment of 'Tattoo Tuesdays.' For those of you who missed last week, Tattoo Tuesday is a weekly feature (hosted by our good friend Tara over at 25hourbooks) where we feature different literary tattoos worn by those hardcore book nerds out there.

This week in keeping with our new
the theme of Tattoos Tuesdays will all be tattoo's relating to who else but 'The Bard.'

First up we have:


“The prince of Cumberland! that is a step
On which I must fall down, or else o’erleap,
For in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires;
Let not light see me black and deep desires”

- Excerpt from Shakespeare’s Macbeth (I.iv.48-51).

This tattoo was submitted by Hilary to Contrariwise tattoos

What a beautiful tattoo!

Next up we have:

"Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind. William Shakespeare, Hamlet"

This tattoo was submitted by Mckenna. She sent this little bit about her choice:

"It's from Hamlet, 3.1.101. I think that Ophelia's line rang truer to anything I have ever heard. I read it and then had it tattooed a week later. since then, i've seen nothing that made that feeling rise within myself. i suppose that's the point of a tattoo! haha."

Thanks so much to everyone that has offered up your lovely tattoos!! During the entire battle of the bards contest be on the lookout for many more tattoos relating to specific plays.

How about you marauders? If you were to get a Shakespeare related tattoo what would you pick and why! We would love to hear from you.

Make sure to go get yourself and all of your literary lovin friends signed up for the contest! We can't believe how much response we have already had and we can't wait to see how this all plays out.

-mischief managed-


  1. "Play on" is a beautiful idea, I love it... And you know what, I suddenly feel like rushing to a bookstore to get myself a few Shakespeare plays... I left all mine in Paris when I moved to Canada (and besides, they were all in French). And I also doubt I'll win the Battle of the Bards contest, so I'd better take things into my own hands!

  2. @Kayla - Thanks so much we really enjoyed all of the submissions we got.

    @Julie, yes I thought that was a very nice as well. Glad to see you are dragging out some of the old copies. Next week we will have tons of infoormation and interesting tidbits about each play.

  3. Wow I love both of them! That first one is just amazing! Great finds :)

  4. I really like this series ... and if I end up getting a tattoo because of it, I blame you!

  5. @ Tara - Thanksss womannn. Yours rock as always
    @ Jenners - I would kill to see you get a literary tattoo!! I already have 1 and about 5 more planned haha.

  6. Great section as always... I can't wait for you to find people with Bukowski tattoos..

  7. Great post and wonderful idea! Subscribed!

  8. @Young - Don't you worry Bukowski is for sure on the line up! Make sure you check out Tara's blog as well, I seem to remember she had one up recently.

    @Emma- Thanks so much!!


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