it really is quite a crap idea but it keeps swirling around in my head, out of boredom more than anything else, i think.
it's a line from the chekhov short story, the lady with the little dog....
(passage is quite long, skip to the end if your eyes/time can't take the pressure)
'At Oreanda they sat on a seat not far from the church, looked down at the sea, and were silent. Yalta was hardly visible through the morning mist; white clouds stood motionless on the mountain-tops. The leaves did not stir on the trees, grasshoppers chirruped, and the monotonous hollow sound of the sea rising up from below, spoke of the peace, of the eternal sleep awaiting us. So it must have sounded when there was no Yalta, no Oreanda here; so it sounds now, and it will sound as indifferently and monotonously when we are all no more. And in this constancy, in this complete indifference to the life and death of each of us, there lies hid, perhaps, a pledge of our eternal salvation, of the unceasing movement of life upon earth, of unceasing progress towards perfection. Sitting beside a young woman who in the dawn seemed so lovely, soothed and spellbound in these magical surroundings -- the sea, mountains, clouds, the open sky -- Gurov thought how in reality everything is beautiful in this world when one reflects: everything except what we think or do ourselves when we forget our human dignity and the higher aims of our existence.'
i would just get this line tattooed
....'So it must have sounded when there was no Yalta, no Oreanda here'....
so what would you think if you saw this on someone....?
too obscure....pretentious.....all of the above?
the font would be from my typewriter but not sure where on the arm i'd have it.
my friend who works at a studio says it's a shit idea but he's got a tattoo of a marmite jar, so i'm digging for other opinions.