Bukowski tattoos

mjp

Founding member
Ugly isn't an individual choice, it's just ugly. Bad art is bad art, and saying it's a bad choice isn't judgement, it's a statement of the obvious.

Glad I could clear that up for you.
 
This may be really delayed, but I've got a Bukowski tattoo. I think tattoos are extremely personal and can't be judged objectively..but anyway, my tattoo is from the poem, "the happy life of the tired". This particular poem has always struck a chord with me. To me, it's always been about the little things in life that drive you mad, the accumulation of a lifetime of little tragedies.

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(this is backwards because of photobooth).
 

Gerard K H Love

Appreciate your friends
Now hoochy, remember, it is better to light one stick of dynamite than to curse the backwardness.
Wow, I haven't heard that in years, well not that but the original which played on TV in the 60s in North Dakota, It is better to light one candle, than to curse the darkness. But yes, I like the way you wrote that.
Personally, I hate things written in a spiral so you have to turn it round and round to read it like some girls would do on your Jr. High yearbook. Having that on a girls back I think of myself having to spin that girl around naked in order to read it and that is really touching on adultery or some other mortal sin. But it is a nice line.
 
Personally, I hate things written in a spiral so you have to turn it round and round to read it like some girls would do on your Jr. High yearbook. Having that on a girls back I think of myself having to spin that girl around naked in order to read it and that is really touching on adultery or some other mortal sin. But it is a nice line.
.....what an awkward thing to say. It's pretty easy to read it without spinning me around. That might have more to do with your eyes or your visual-spatial skills...
 
Gerard I understand. You beautiful young things I don't. It's all about meaningful realtionships at the end of the day and skin-ink won't buy you that. I'm too old to think otherwise.
 
back tattoos on women usually have me thinking that it's sex related (unless it says RIP NANA etc.) Like Stav said, something to look at when doing it like my dogs bam bam and pebbles do. call me closed minded. I usually don't conciously think that but it always gives me the impression.

Usually women have something sexier than a buk quote with the words hemingway and spain so in your case I do just think you wanted the tattoo and you wanted it on your back.
 
Lower back tattoos maybe, those are pretty brazenly sexual. The whole tramp stamp idea. Guess I've just never thought of someone's back as a suggestive location. It was actually supposed to be on the back of my neck so it would be pretty hard to see but apparently my neck isn't big enough.

I grew up with a girl who decided to tattoo "daddy's little girl" as a tramp stamp and didn't even mean it sexually, she was just an idiot. Most awkward tattoo ever.
 

jordan

lothario speedwagon
i wonder how many women realize when they post tattoos here that the majority of people that see it are crusty middle aged men...

of course, justine will tell you it's not the worst place to find a husband.
 

Gerard K H Love

Appreciate your friends
Looks like awkward is the word for the week. I'm not crusty now that my psoriasis has been cured temporarily but I am very old.

I saw a TV show about Russian gangsters in prison and tattoos on their backs...enough said. No tacky insults intended here it's mostly about preconceived ideas and prejudices. Sunonthecarpet has a nice tattoo, tasteful.
 
i wonder how many women realize when they post tattoos here that the majority of people that see it are crusty middle aged men...

I figured that much, but doesn't it give you hope that precisely 2 young women love Bukowski enough to get tattoos of his work?
 

mjp

Founding member
marina:

majestic, magic​
infinite​
my little girl is​
sun​
on the carpet"”​
out the door​
picking a​
flower, ha!,​
an old man,​
battle-wrecked,​
emerges from his​
chair​
and she looks at me​
but only sees​
love,​
ha!, and I become​
quick with the world​
and love right back​
just like I was meant​
to do.​
 
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