“In watermelon sugar the deeds were done and done again as my life is done in watermelon sugar.”
First sentence of In Watermelon Sugar, by Richard Brautigan, 1968
One of my favorite, and oldest, murals in my hometown of El Paso, TX.
From the cover of Kurt Vonnegut’s “While Mortals Sleep” - published in January, it is a collection of previously unpublished short stories. My second addition to what will become a Vonnegut sleeve.
Books on my right forearm. Really no meaning to it other than a) I like reading and b) I like the way books look.
Done by Brett Burnham at Electric Tattoo in Pasadena, Maryland.
I got this quote from “The People” by Charles Bukowski. I fell in love with this section the first time I read it years ago. It’s such a powerful and versatile quote. Personally, it reminds me that you aren’t willing to put forth effort to change until you’re sick of what you’ve got, and you can’t keep on living the same way. When you’re ready to make that change for yourself, it doesn’t matter what you’re up against. If you want to change, you can make it happen.
I got this done by Mike at High Resolution Tattoo in Baton Rouge, LA.
“Write hard and clear about what hurts. Don’t avoid it. It has all the energy. Don’t worry, no one died of it. You might cry or laugh, but not die.”
Hemingway’s handwriting. Done by Mickey at Blaque Owl Tattoo in Missoula, MT.