I need help with my quit-smoking tattoo.
October 14, 2011 10:23 AM Subscribe
TattooFilter: I'm getting a quit-smoking tattoo and I need help with placement and a font, and maybe a border.
posted by kitcat to grab bag (28 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I'm going to get a quit-smoking tattoo. It will be the last four lines of Robert Frost's "Stopping By Woods On a Snowy Evening" read as overcoming the temptation of a death-wish, or, by a small stretch, of overcoming an addiction:
The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
I have no other tattoos. I'm not very good at visual/design things and so I'm asking for help here with a font and also with the tattoo's placement. While the message and the promise are what's really important, I'd like it to be pretty too. A cursive type of font might be nice. Could/should it have some kind of border? And where could it go? My first thought is to put it on my (right) front ribcage, but I don't have much padding there and am afraid it will hurt like hell. Pain is not a huge concern, but excruciating is a bit much. I don't really want it to be visible in an everyday setting. Alternately, it might be nice for it to encircle some body part for the circular=binding symbolism, but which?
Thanks - this is something I'd really like to get right.