this was my first tattoo that I got only a month after turning 18 (April ‘11). I went to http://stevestattoo.com/home.html in Madison, WI, and was inked the same day I made the appointment by Lenny. I chose this tattoo (the entirety of a poem by e.e. cummings) for a reason that’s hard to put into words. I’ve always loved literature because reading has always been very easy for me-this, I recently discovered, is because I’m a synesthete. This particular poem was the first piece of writing I was able to really link to my “ability” of sorts, which some consider a neurological mishap. I read it the first time with ease, and the poem stuck. Without memorizing it, I was able to conjure up mental images like technicolor dreams by just remembering the way it felt to read it. While this may sound cliche, I am trying my hardest to describe a physical sensation, the images produced by my mind’s eye; I submit my ink to fyeahtattoos because I think my story and my tattoo are unique (I’ve seen many a-tattoo dedicated to e.e. cummings, most of them the same poems or the same excerpts), and I hope my story can be shared with other people looking for the right kind of inspiration for a tattoo. I know I’ll never regret this addition :)

this was my first tattoo that I got only a month after turning 18 (April ‘11). I went to http://stevestattoo.com/home.html in Madison, WI, and was inked the same day I made the appointment by Lenny. I chose this tattoo (the entirety of a poem by e.e. cummings) for a reason that’s hard to put into words. I’ve always loved literature because reading has always been very easy for me-this, I recently discovered, is because I’m a synesthete. This particular poem was the first piece of writing I was able to really link to my “ability” of sorts, which some consider a neurological mishap. I read it the first time with ease, and the poem stuck. Without memorizing it, I was able to conjure up mental images like technicolor dreams by just remembering the way it felt to read it. While this may sound cliche, I am trying my hardest to describe a physical sensation, the images produced by my mind’s eye; I submit my ink to fyeahtattoos because I think my story and my tattoo are unique (I’ve seen many a-tattoo dedicated to e.e. cummings, most of them the same poems or the same excerpts), and I hope my story can be shared with other people looking for the right kind of inspiration for a tattoo. I know I’ll never regret this addition :)