As William Carlos Williams’ poetry inspired the artist Charles Demuth, so has his poetry inspired many to indelibly write it on their skin. These three examples are simply lovely – two minimalist and one with “This is Just to Say” in its entirety.
A = just fantastic example of distilling a poem to its essence for a minimal yet compelling tattoo. From The Autumn Star blog.
B = This wonderful example of an illustrated poetry tattoo belongs to Mr. Hud Bannon of The UnTexan – tagged “My Birthday Tattoo”
C = As a foil for the tattoo in “A,” this one is the entire poem – with good sizing and (probably extra painful) placement. Found on Slow Love Life in a post titled “Literary Tattoos” and tagged “Sara had had a William Carlos Williams poem inked down her side…” No artist information.