My Tattoo from Book of Longing

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My Tattoo from Book of Longing

Post by christinemarie » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:42 pm


I'm sorry for this random fit of Show-and-Tell, but I thought this was something that others could relate to. This LC sketch in particular spoke volumes to me about warped self-perception, the simplicity of lines, and how so much of life and longing and desire and love can be condensed down to the words "this feels good", which he wrote under the picture.

Not to mention Leonard Cohen is this beautiful god who I am humbled to have the face of on my skin.
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Re: My Tattoo from Book of Longing

Post by lizzytysh » Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:30 pm

Hi Christine ~

Welcome to the Forum two months late :) . Your tattoo artist did an admirable job of rendering Leonard's picture. As you age, it will also age with you, so not to worry. You're right about the lines and the condensing, too.

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Re: My Tattoo from Book of Longing

Post by iveta » Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:35 pm

Invisible tatoo is Sharon´s.
Enjoy your visible one.
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Re: My Tattoo from Book of Longing

Post by barbara1978 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:57 pm

Hi ,I like yours tattoo from Book of longing....When I bought a book my first idea was to do tattoo from the book.Now I know that I am not the only one.Your tattoo is beautiful,congrats to your tattoo master and have a great time!!!! ;-)
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Re: My Tattoo from Book of Longing

Post by Goldin » Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:05 pm

Hi Barbara, welcome to the Forum!

You certainly are not the only one in this longing :razz: Here is Allan Showalter's "Leonard Cohen On Tattoos Collection": ... ollection/
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Re: My Tattoo from Book of Longing

Post by abby » Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:16 pm

I like your tattoo very much, so much I wish it were mine : )
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Re: My Tattoo from Book of Longing

Post by lastyr » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:54 am

This I adore! Thanks for sharing, I'm always searching for ink-spiration. :D
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