I’ve been craving a new tattoo like whoa recently, and until inspiration struck this past weekend, I had NO IDEA what or where.

Carrie Ryan linked to this awesome website dedicated to literary tattoos which got me thinking about what literary tattoo I would get, and I think I figured it out.

I am pretty sure I want the last stanza of Tennyson’s “Ulysses” on the left side of my ribcage (OWWWWW PAIN). I love this poem so freaking much, and it’s a huge part of why I love Odysseus as a hero so much. The entire last stanza really resonates with me as a credo for life: be courageous and bold even when life’s taken everything you once held dear. Never give up!

Now, I just need to find the funds and an artist.