My first tattoo - 'sometimes, when you fall, you fly.' taken from Neil Gaiman's Sandman. (Fear of Falling, Fables and Reflections.) Inner arm, left hand. Done on the 23rd of August 2007 by Piotrek at Frith Street Tattoos, London.


ETA: Thank you everyone who has left a comment. :)

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  • Scott Gordon 8y

    Yes, whenever Neil "pimps" something...

    ...excelent tattoo. I have 5, but none SANDMAN or Gaiman related.
  • Jonezer PRO 8y

    Great idea for a group; I'm glad Neil pimped it.

    That's a great tattoo, and the script is perfect.

    If anyone's looking for a suggestion for a tatt, I've always liked "there's a madness needed to touch the Gods" from Loki in Kindly Ones.
  • Michael Heiker 8y

    Lovely one and nice that Neil pimped it ;) Cool Idea for a group !
  • Kanishka Kapoor 8y

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    It would be great if u would like to join us:

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  • lindamccraven 8y

    love it.
  • Hulalulatallulahoop 8y

    Love your tattoo! I have my daughter's initals on my it. Am now itching to get another tattoo (foot)!
  • cilinia powell 8y

    Great tattoo,love the words!
  • Cristina 8y

    Wow! Great tattoo, I love Sandman!
  • Shannon 8y

    I LOVE THIS!! This brought tears to my eyes!
  • Ombra 8y

    thank you for sharing this
  • Sylvia Wrigley PRO 8y

    Beautiful (and neat idea for a group!)
  • Chiara PRO 8y

    love it
  • Keri Y 8y

    omg, amazing! I just recently dressed up as Death, and came across your photo when looking for other neil gaiman fans' pictures :)
  • Miss Kate Eliza 7y

    Lovely... the text is very pretty
  • Kary King 7y

    beautiful tatto.
    I love it.
  • London Ink 7y

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  • PhotoMasterGreg PRO 7y

    So true! So true! And there is no better way to say it either!
  • Karimiztan 6y

    sometimes you die.
    sometimes you wake up.

  • Zoltan Garami 4y

    what is this font?
  • halcyonday 4y

    Zoltan Garami It was freehanded by the artist, so I'm afraid I don't know if it was based on a particular font.
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