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    the last 7 words in james joyce's 'ulysses'. i've wanted this forever, and it'll probably turn into a larger piece.

    i think i'll probably have him fix up the S's a little bit so they're more connected. otherwise it's perfect!

    it's still red, i still have tape marks on my boobs, but it's only a little sore this morning. tattooing directly over the sternum HURTS. the collarbones do a little bit, too.

    oh, and as far as what it means to me: it's hard to explain, but it's one of those phrases that's stuck in my head since i read it. it's one of the most passionate statements ever written. it's very female. and if you know me, you know i'm not the least bit tentative about anything. i tend to know right away what i want and how i feel, and i'll jump without thinking twice. it kind of sums that up for me.

    (done by jon sweet at uptown tattoo)

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    1. huntingtherare 74 months ago | reply

      how does it read? like whats the punctuation... i'm having trouble following it

    2. the queen of subtle 74 months ago | reply

      that's exactly as it is in the novel!

    3. nicebutnubbly 71 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous - I have an appointment to get this same tattoo in about 45 minutes and googled to see if anyone else had it. Luckily, we have chosen different fonts, different body parts, and live far apart from one another (I'm in CA) - so the chances that anyone will ever say "hey, I know someone else who had that done," are slim.

      Happy Bloomsday!

    4. the queen of subtle 71 months ago | reply

      that's awesome!! can't wait to see it!

    5. TatCon 67 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Ink on Her Chest, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    6. I'm Just Me 64 months ago | reply

      Great tattoo! I'm the same way with some of my stuff, I'll see somethig or read something and it's just stuck with me forever!

    7. Tetley T 62 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Personal Ad, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    8. naridyard 57 months ago | reply


      Love your tattoo. Would really appreciate it if you would consider joining this group:

      Tattoo Book Submissions

    9. ade peever 56 months ago | reply

      It would be great to see an update, to show how it's settled in? This is great stuff, bold like Molly herself :)

    10. jasapp12345 53 months ago | reply

      I'm curious, what font is this?

    11. the queen of subtle 53 months ago | reply

      i'm not sure! it's one my tattoo artist and i picked out back then.

    12. NokGamarra 37 months ago | reply

      Hi, I want to make a tattoo and I like so much your font... please do you know the name (font)?? where do you found?
      P.S.. I'm sorry for my english...


    13. the queen of subtle 37 months ago | reply

      sorry, i don't recall... it's one my artist had so i don't have the name.

    14. jasapp12345 37 months ago | reply

      I liked the font a lot too.
      Not sure it's identical, but it's close:

    15. the queen of subtle 37 months ago | reply

      love your tattoo!! that's gorgeous.

    16. jasapp12345 36 months ago | reply

      Thanks. :-) Coincidentally, it's the last two lines of Tennyson's Ulysses.

    17. dr.figby 25 months ago | reply

      How is that a coincidence?

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