The Idea Gun

My back has the most meaning to me, it’s for my family. My father passed away and he is the center gravestone, the rest of my family that has passed will be on the other surrounding stones. this was also my first tattoo. The quote on my arms, I basically live by!

Read more for the quote..

Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun!” – Don Marquis.

Both by Paula Higgins, Ground Zero Studios, Haledon, NJ.

24 thoughts on “The Idea Gun

  1. it’s quietly, not gentle.
    and i’m not *certain* but i think it’s blake, not thomas.

  2. fuckin’ AWESOME memorial tattoo.
    i’ve had something similiar planned out for my dad for over six years now (the end of the month is the seven year anniversary of his death), but do not have enough money to get it done and haven’t found an artist to draw it out. aw.

  3. “Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light…”

    -Dylan Thomas

  4. Sorry #1, but this is definitely an accurate line from, arguably, Dylan Thomas’s most famous poem.

  5. I really love the tattoo and quotes, but I’m not so sure that relatives are going to be so thrilled that they have markers waiting for them. o.O


  6. is that lightning or a tree? it’s a nice thought, but i would be really unhappy if this was on my back.

  7. This is my tattoo lol And #11 most of the family for the stones is already passed away and the very few that arent are actually ok with the idea. Thank you for all the comments and to the people that knew where the line was from.

  8. The quote about the gun reminds me of Chairman Mao…something about the people are the gun and the communist party aims it. or the other way around? anyway…unintentional association.

  9. i absolutely love that poem – actually, i plan to incorporate the last two lines (do not go gentle into that good night/rage, rage against the dying of the light) my next tattoo. this is beautiful.

  10. #1 – ‘quietly into the night’ is from Bill Pullman’s rousing speech towards the end of Independence Day.

    It bears some similarities to Dylan Thomas, admittedly. But still…whoops.

    Hey…at least you were close. Blake was, after all, one of the authors of Independence day.

    The original, not the compromised second draft…

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