Posts tagged "I am i am i am"
  1. Notes: 13 / 6 days ago  from chrissy-chaos-remains
    chrissy-chaos-remains:

New tattoo. :3
It is another Sylvia Plath quote.
This one is from the Bell Jar; “I listened to the old brag of My heart. I am. I am. I am.
-x0x0 Chrissy Chaos

    chrissy-chaos-remains:

    New tattoo. :3

    It is another Sylvia Plath quote.

    This one is from the Bell Jar; “I listened to the old brag of My heart. I am. I am. I am.

    -x0x0 Chrissy Chaos

     
  2. Notes: 61 / 5 months ago  from ayychee

    laciedank:

    My newest addition from Charliegrrl at Fist Full of Metal tattoo in Seattle. She is so great at taking the ideas I had from my favorite books and transforming them into images. Salinger’s Franny and Zooeyon the left, and Plath’s The Bell Jar on the right. Smitten.

  3. Notes: 219 / 1 year ago  from mirrors-images
    mirrors-images:

“I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am, I am, I am.”

    mirrors-images:

    “I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am, I am, I am.”

     
  4. Notes: 8 / 1 year ago  from ladywilde-

    the closest I’ll come to showing my boobs

    ladywilde-:

    to show off my Sylvia Plath tattoo. 

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  5. Notes: 94 / 2 years ago 
    
via ecstatic and insatiate @ Flickr
“i am i am i am
my sylvia plath mantra, permanently inked above the bray of my heart”

    via ecstatic and insatiate @ Flickr

    “i am i am i am

    my sylvia plath mantra, permanently inked above the bray of my heart”

     
  6. Notes: 706 / 2 years ago  from fuckyeahtattoos
    fuckyeahtattoos:

While based on a book, this is a recovery tattoo. I read The Bell Jar for the first time right around when I started treatment for anorexia in high school, and it was a book I could really relate to. I fell in love with the quote, “I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart:  I am, I am, I am. “ and I knew I wanted to incorporate it into a tattoo at some point. I chose the handwriting of my dad, my mom, and my boyfriend because they were (and are) all very important in my journey of recovery. Not that they were the only people…but there was only room for 3. 
I went back and forth for over a year about what to get with the quote, but finally settled on a fig. In The Bell Jar, there is a part where she says, “I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story.  From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked.  One fig was a husband and a happy home and children…and another fig was a brilliant professor…and another fig was Europe and Africa and South America…I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn’t make up my mind which of the figs I would choose.” So to me, the fig represents the path of life I have chosen.
It was done by Dana Powell at Ink Junkeez Tattoos in White Plains, Maryland.
 
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 I L♥VE THE FIG!!!!!!

    fuckyeahtattoos:

    While based on a book, this is a recovery tattoo. I read The Bell Jar for the first time right around when I started treatment for anorexia in high school, and it was a book I could really relate to. I fell in love with the quote, “I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart:  I am, I am, I am. “ and I knew I wanted to incorporate it into a tattoo at some point. I chose the handwriting of my dad, my mom, and my boyfriend because they were (and are) all very important in my journey of recovery. Not that they were the only people…but there was only room for 3. 

    I went back and forth for over a year about what to get with the quote, but finally settled on a fig. In The Bell Jar, there is a part where she says, “I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story.  From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked.  One fig was a husband and a happy home and children…and another fig was a brilliant professor…and another fig was Europe and Africa and South America…I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn’t make up my mind which of the figs I would choose.” So to me, the fig represents the path of life I have chosen.

    It was done by Dana Powell at Ink Junkeez Tattoos in White Plains, Maryland.

     

    love-love-hereweare.tumblr.com

     I L♥VE THE FIG!!!!!!

     
  7. Notes: 523 / 2 years ago  from fuckyeahtattoos
    fuckyeahtattoos:

This is my fifth tattoo, first submission.  It says “I am, I am, I am” and is a reference to The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath.  At one point, she refers to her heartbeat as sounding like “I am, I am, I am.”  I’ve struggled with chemical depression throughout my life, and really connected with Ester’s struggle in the novel.  I got this bad boy at Renaissance Tattoo in Buffalo NY

    fuckyeahtattoos:

    This is my fifth tattoo, first submission.  It says “I am, I am, I am” and is a reference to The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath.  At one point, she refers to her heartbeat as sounding like “I am, I am, I am.”  I’ve struggled with chemical depression throughout my life, and really connected with Ester’s struggle in the novel.  I got this bad boy at Renaissance Tattoo in Buffalo NY

     
  8. Notes: 15 / 2 years ago 
    via where we overlap @ Flickr
     
  9. Notes: 24 / 2 years ago  from alittlecutealittlecreep
    freudiancyanide:

My tattoo, from Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar ” I am. I am. I am.”  my tattoo fades as it goes along just like a heart beat eventually fades. I love it!

    freudiancyanide:

    My tattoo, from Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar ” I am. I am. I am.”  my tattoo fades as it goes along just like a heart beat eventually fades. I love it!

     
  10. Notes: 636 / 2 years ago  from fuckyeahtattoos
    fuckyeahtattoos:

This is my Sylvia Plath tattoo from her book, The Bell Jar “i listened to the old bray of my heart, i am, i am, i am.” It is my third, and most beloved tattoo.
The quote is extremely meaningful to me because for many years i have suffered with depression and it reminds me that when times are hard, even though i may not want to continue onward, my stubborn heart won’t let me give up..i am alive

    fuckyeahtattoos:

    This is my Sylvia Plath tattoo from her book, The Bell Jar “i listened to the old bray of my heart, i am, i am, i am.” It is my third, and most beloved tattoo.

    The quote is extremely meaningful to me because for many years i have suffered with depression and it reminds me that when times are hard, even though i may not want to continue onward, my stubborn heart won’t let me give up..i am alive

     
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"Wear your heart on your skin in this life." ― Sylvia Plath, Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams: Short Stories, Prose, and Diary Excerpts

This blog is a spin-off from my main blog http://lovingsylvia.tumblr.com/

Trying to create a collection of ALL the Sylvia Plath tattoos I can find on the world wide web... and there are tonns of them out there!

Even though sometimes it sees that I can never collect all the tattoos I want and I can only go mad. I am horribly limited. ;)

Have fun and get inspired! ;)

P.S.: If you want, you can always submit your tattoo to: lovingsylviaplath@gmail.com
 
 

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