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I am now a canvas by ohheartbreak I am now a canvas by ohheartbreak
The quote is "I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun." It is my favorite quote from Pride and Prejudice - the book, not the movie. The whole quote is:
"I can fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look, or the words which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun."
It starts slightly above my bra strap and goes down towards my lower back. It's not on my spine, but slightly off-center to the left.
Probably took about an hour and hurt like hell but I'm in love with it.
Thanks Chuco from Fat Cat Tattoos in Sacramento, California.
Visit him on myspace.com/elchuco95237

I'm looking to get another tattoo in the near future. Hopefully a winged serpent, like the Mayan/Aztec god Quetzalcoatl, along with two butterflies and the quote "You will find me in the next life, if not in this one." I want them on my back or possibly side but don't know how to incorporate them with my current tattoo if I get them on my back. Any ideas?
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MoniCarlo Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're tattoo is gorgeous and what was originally what drew me to look at the picture but then after I read it I started looking at your room. I know its weird, but it amazes me how girls everywhere are kind of alike, in some sense. Posters and pics on the wall and I have that very same paint sitting up on my dresser. it just rolled me
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dardasonet Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd be totally inlove with it too if i were you <3
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artiste-masque Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is my favorite book (and movie). I love your tattoo. I love the idea and the irony of the words with the placement of it. Great idea!
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Stephieca Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I love your tattoo
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paintingmyheartred Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
love the placement. its gorgeous.
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MiNa1983 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Thanks darling.
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MiNa1983 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Beautiful tat. What font did you use?
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ohheartbreak Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Student Filmographer
bickham script. downloaded through dafont.com
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MiNa1983 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Beautiful tattoo. What font is it in?
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jrbutler Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this! I think you've just given me an idea for my next tattoo placement.
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ashbee25 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
i have about 100 saved , i keep printing them out and putting it on my skin to see what it would look like! Some people have the writing so curly you cant see what it actually says, but i think this font is great! I only have 2 words so its short and sweet,only problem is im having trouble deciding where to put it. would like it at the top of my back but as you can see i have birds on my shoulder and dont want to ruien them. Your next tat sounds great!
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ohheartbreak Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Student Filmographer
ya i didn't think when i got this one that i would be wanting more and now im looking into two more in the next year or so. finding a spot for them is hard with how mine is set up but it's do-able. good luck!
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ashbee25 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
Your tattoo is georgous. Im getting writing on my ribs/back next week and i looked up this font and it suits it perfect. i have been looking for the right font for over a month and i think this is it! hope you figure out your next tattoo :) much love xx
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ohheartbreak Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Student Filmographer
I did the same thing! I probably downloaded over 100 fonts online and typed up the sentence in Word with each font, then stared at it for weeks before I finally narrowed it down. It's well worth the effort though! Glad you found one you like!
PS, I did figure out my next one. For my cousin's 18th birthday, we are both getting Legend of Zelda tattoos. No not the triforce.
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outlandish-emma Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Love this. What font did you use?
x <3
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ohheartbreak Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Student Filmographer
bickham script. i love that font
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outlandish-emma Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
cheers :)
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Naumaki Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
I'm not a big fan of tattoos but this one looks very clean and original. I like it. =)
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immortalnight Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
its a lovely quote and I think I love mostly since it isn't directly in the middle, down you spine..

yes, tattoos are quite addictive. good luck with your next one! :)
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roijill Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
nice tattoo (=
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ohheartbreak Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Student Filmographer
haha yes i love my gamecube! thanks for the comment!
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sk8ter-boi Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
YOU HAVE A GAMECUBE!!!!!!!!!
Epic!

I love your tattoo
Its very elagent with allot of depth and meaning
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travelerontheway Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
this is a very cool tattoo ... i love that it is a quote from a book. especialy a classic :)
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mattschwab Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
that's awesome! what's the font?
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ohheartbreak Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Student Filmographer
bickham script. you can find it on dafont.com
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youknick Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
So pretty! I was planning to do a vertical quote tattoo on my nape too :)
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Jessiicastokes Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010   Photographer
Very nice place to put it.. looks nice :)
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lallaliz Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
gamecube??? Retro!!!
Oh and FABULOUS placement. very original!
Im not the biggest fan of the quote... bu they! not my tattoo and im sure it means the world to you. Congrats, its gorgeous.
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ohheartbreak Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Student Filmographer
you can't see it in the picture but there is a n64 in the white box next to the game cube... way retro!
i know some people aren't fans of the quote. some of my friends questioned it and i've questioned a lot of quote tattoos but i really love this one and it does have meaning :) thanks so much for the comment!
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catpuchino Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
mario for n64 is the best game ever!!!
and i love your tattoo...I actually want to have a quote form John Lennon tattooed soon, and I'm looking for different spots I could get it tattooed, and i really like yours...its awesome :)
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ohheartbreak Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Student Filmographer
thank you. and i think almost any n64 game is amazing :)
what quote are you going to get?
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catpuchino Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
I want to get "all we are saying is give peace a chance" from John Lennon....I'm a huge fan of him.. :P
and I'm thinking of getting it tattooed going around my hips...it would start in my back and finish in the front if you see what I mean :P
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ohheartbreak Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Student Filmographer
oh that sounds great! i agree with you, john lennon is amazing.
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oskariii Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
I really like this! Both the text itself and the placement :) One question tho, do you know what the font is called? :] Not going to copy or anything, just looking for a nice little font for a tattoo of my own, and I thought this one looked really nice :)
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ohheartbreak Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Student Filmographer
ya no problem. it's called bickham script. i just downloaded it from dafont.com i believe.
thanks for the comment!
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oskariii Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
Okay, thanks! :) And your welcome!
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alexiel-neesan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
Hi,
I'm doing a school project on tattoos, and I was wondering if I could use this photography to illustrate the presentation booklet. You'll of course be credited in the booklet.
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ohheartbreak Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Student Filmographer
that's fine with me. let me know how it goes! :)
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1121113 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
This beautiful piece of art is featured in this news article [link] , thank you so deeply for inspiring me and many other artists . I'm hoping you will have a great month and happy new year ! :heart::holly:
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ohheartbreak Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Student Filmographer
thank you so much! the collection looks amazing
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ohheartbreak Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Student Filmographer
Thank you so much.
I considered putting it in multiple places, spine, lower back going across, side, upper back. I decided on that specific placement because it just seemed right. Very few people get a tattoo like that right there so I liked that in that way it'd be unique and I cringe at the idea of how painful it would be down my spine or side...although I have already started to design another tattoo I want on my right side.
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zgradis Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Interesting, how come you didn't do it on your spine?
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Vitamin-Kitten Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
I really, REALLY like this. The script is lovely, and the placement is very aesthetically pleasing. He did a great job, and you picked a very good design. ^^d
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