V-Very Cool Quill and Ink Tattoos

VAnother popular tattoo among writers is the Quill & Ink. Here are some of my favorite:

Lori L. Clark – I love watercolor tattoos and wanted a feather pen with the word believe for my writing endeavors.


Lori has been busy this year. Check out her Come Here, Go Away Box Set


Angie Richmond – But my most recent tattoo (which was done June 26th) represents a new beginning for me. It’s a quill with the words This is my journey. It’s located on the inside of my right forearm. It’s a reminder for me to stop and enjoy the moment. That everything I do is part of my journey in life. I wanted the quill because it incorporates the writer in me.

Tattoo 2-1

Megan Erickson – My first tattoo is on my ribs (ouch!) and it is a feather quill and ink bottle, with the words, “Carpe diem.” I got that tattoo so that every day, when I looked in the mirror, I was reminded to seize the day, make it count, and WRITE. Two months after I got that tattoo, I wrote my very first book.


Megan has a few new releases, so she got to show up twice.


All three of these tattoos are unique and have a unique meaning to each writer. I love how the same image can have so many different interpretations.

If you have ink and you want to show it off, please let me know in the comments. I would love to feature you on a future #TattooTuesday


Tattoo Tuesday – Laura Jamez


I’ve got a good Tattoo Tuesday post for you today.

Laura Jamez, your five questions start now:

1.   How old were you when you got your first tattoo? 
I’d always wanted a tattoo but due to how I was brought up, in that tattoos weren’t acceptable especially on women, it took me till I was 29. At that point I thought to hell with it, I want one and stuff everyone I’m going to get one. Obviously I was still a little bit of nervous about what people would think so got it on my lower back to keep it hidden lol
2.     How many tattoos do you have? If only one, do you want more? 
I currently have three, two on my back one on my foot. I have a new one planned for my inner left wrist, a bat design I’m still working on.
3.     What inspired you to get your first tattoo or favorite tattoo?  Tell me your tattoo story.
My favourite tattoo is the one on my foot. It’s a quill drawing a small line. I got this when I decided I was happy writing short stories and wanted to have a permanent reminder that, despite not having much work published, I am a writer and I love it.
4.     Tattoos on a significant other, like or dislike? Explain why?   
I’d love my other half to get a tattoo but so far he hasn’t. I love seeing them on men, especially the rugged dirty looking blokes – makes them seen even more dangerous – I know it’s such a stereotype but hey what can I say I’m shallow lol
5.     Do the characters in your books have tattoos? If so, pick a character and tell me his or her tattoo story? Why was this story incorporated in the book? 
When I first read this my immediate response was no, none of the characters I have ever written has a tattoo but then I remembered a novel that I have shelved. The main character has a stamp on the back of his hand that allows uploading of data to his subconscious. The symbol is celtic in design and is created by an extremely painful process involving the “stabbing of a thousand needles”, everyone in the world has them to allow data transfer.
Thanks Laura for sharing your tattoo story. My favorite is the quill on your foot, too. Be sure to connect with Laura James:
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If you have a tattoo story to share, leave me a note in the comments. 

Tattoo Tuesday – Amsterdam Tattoo Museum & Calling all Tattoo’ed Writers

SydTatTWOAmsterdam Tattoo Museum

The connection between tattoo’s and writing for me is all about the sacrifices related to  creating something out of nothing and the pain that goes into doing just that.  If you are a writer and haven’t experience some pain regarding the process, well, keep going.  And, just like a tattoo, yeah it hurts, but when its over, their is this unique and permanent piece of art in the world.

The Amsterdam Tattoo Museum demonstrates the creation of art.

I am super excited to announce they have a new location

February 28th, 4pm.
van Woustraat 78, Amsterdam. BE THERE!!
They are still seeking donations, so if you would like to help, please visit here and here for more information.

Check out The Amsterdam Tattoo on Pinterest and see why this is a special collection and a special place.

Calling all Tattoo’ed Writers

I created Tattoo Tuesday to feature writers who share my love of tattoo’s and want to show off their ink.  If you have a tattoo story to share along with some beautiful work and want to be featured, please let me know in the comments.  It’s easy, just answer five questions and provide me good photos of your tattoo’s. And, if you have something to promote, this is a good place to do it. Tattoo Tuesday’s are my highest viewed days.

If you have been featured before and have some updated ink, please let me know that, too.

To view past Tattoo Tuesday featured writers, please click here.