Thursday, September 03, 2009

A Question For You

If you were going to get the last sentence of your favorite book tattooed on you, where would you put it, and what would it look like?

12 comments:

Rita.the.bookworm said...

It depends on what it is. Now, my favorite last sentence is not necessarily the same as the last sentence of my favorite book. My favorite last sentence is: It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. Charlotte was both. So, naturally, that would somehow be worked into a spider's web tattoo. Where? I don't know.

Russ S. said...

After a little thought, I have three:

"She leaned on the balcony, waiting for the end of the world."
Tad Williams, Otherland Volume Three: Mountain of Black Glass

"And they walked away together through the hole in the wall, back into the darkness, leaving nothing behind them; not even the doorway."
Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere

"He was soon borne away by the waves and lost in darkness and distance."
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

As far as where they would go and what they would look like, I don't really know about the last two, but the first one would be a silhouette of a high balcony with a woman leaning against the railing, hair blowing in the wind.

Secret Agent Mom said...

My favorite last sentence is "So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past," but that's a depressing tattoo.

Bryan C. said...

"Poo-tee-weet?", in a sweet gothic script, on my wrist.

Sassy Molassy said...

You Gatsby people are all alike. ;-)

Brian, nice!

I know my line, I just can't decide where to get it.

Stephanie said...

I'd have to know the length before I could make suggestions on location.

Sassy Molassy said...

14 words.

Cullen said...

We need the quote so we can figure out design and placement.

Sassy Molassy said...

Alright, alright! It's the last line of Fair and Tender Ladies:

"O I was young then, and I walked in my body like a Queen."

Rita.the.bookworm said...

Oh, man. I think that needs to go on the inside of your thigh, where only your husband and your gynecologist and people at the beach can see it, if they're lucky enough to catch a glimpse. Either that or right along the butt cleavage. That's a very sexy sentence and it needs to be put in a sexy place.

Sweet Sassy Molassy said...

Hm, I don't think of it as a sexy quote at all...

Cullen said...

Don't know what you decided, but you should check this out: http://content.usatoday.com/communities/popcandy/post/2009/09/ink-travels-from-page-to-skin-with-literary-tattoos/1