Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tattttttttttooooooo Tuesday! Banned Books Week Edition

Hey there Marauders!! Welcome to a very special edition of Tattoo Tuesday!! In honor of Banned Book week, we are highlighting a few stand out books that come directly from books that have found themselves on the banned or challenge lists across the country. Having a literary tattoo is kick ass in itself, but having on that is from a book whose ideas have been challenged, discussed, and debated at length makes you even more kick ass! So we hope you enjoy this special installment; feel free to share your own tattoos and thoughts in the comments!!

Here's what he had to say about his tattoo:

"I started reading at age three (I'm 23 now) and since then it's been a huge influence on my life. My father, a Catholic school graduate, actually introduced me to several banned books--Animal Farm, Lord of the Flies, and Slaptick--that he read in school. Slapstick, while not Vonnegut at his finest, really struck a chord and I devoured (and purchased) everything Vonnegut I could get my hands on; it's turned out well. While Slaughterhouse-Five has been banned for being an "anti-war" book, it's never been such to me. In fact, it was the first thing I ever read that let me know it was okay to love America, love and respect the military, and still feel conflicted about (particularly young) Americans getting shipped off to war.
To me, this tattoo encompasses both everything I love about Vonnegut as well as an important motto by which I live. I love that the quote can be either pessimistic or optimistic depending on your circumstances. Many thanks to Vonnegut, banned books, and the librarians/teachers that keep their legacy alive and the thirst for knowledge strong."

Very, very cool portrait tattoo. We all know Prongs is having a bookgasm from all the Vonnegutness.

Our next submission comes from a girl on LiveJournal as well:

These tattoos are both from Harry Potter...and obviously we are no strangers to that series. Excellent, excellent tattoos. For our thoughts on the HP ban, make sure to read yesterdays post.

And our final tattoo comes from Contrariwise:

“…I was a Flower of the mountain yes when I put the rose in my hair like the Andalusian girls used or shall I wear a red yes and how he kissed me under the Moorish wall and I thought well as well him as another and then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes.”

Although neither of us have read Ulysses, it is definitely a classic banned book, and it is on list of TBR books in Europe.

Here's the link:

Alright folks, that is all for this Tuesday. We hope you enjoyed this special edition and make sure to check back next week for another exciting installment. Also make sure to check back tomorrow for more banned bookness.


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