Let's talk about quotes + mantras + the sorts of things you'd ink into your skin, foreverandeverahem.
As previously mentioned, I lack the attention span (read: pain tolerance) for the sort of tattoo I'd want. Just like every reader/writer I fantasize about inking a meaningful quote onto my body, so I can reference it in times of need.
And I'd want it somewhere accessible. Which means it would probably be a painful tattoo to get and perhaps eventually regrettable when I grew out of my L.M. Montgomery phase and didn't want anybody reading Anne Shirley quotes off my wrist. except just kidding because you never grow out of l.m. montgomery.
But I think I've hit upon the perfect middle ground for us commitment-phobic, quote referencers: the double-sided, personalized engraved bracelet. I got mine here and I couldn't be happier. I love the idea of those words tucked between the bangles I bought in India and my grandma's jade bracelet. I like knowing that the second half of Jack Kerouac's quote is hidden from view, pressed against my pulse point. And whenever I'm feeling overwhelmed by work or life or my cat's never-ending need for petting, I can look at it and think of the promise I made to myself.
What quote would you get tattooed or engraved? Do you have any personalized jewelry?