Wearing her Janeite heart on her sleeve


Janeite Sarah Frantz, who blogs at Teach Me Tonight, sent us a Tweet featuring a photo of her latest tattoo, which made us gasp at its brilliance. She gave us permission to share the photo on AustenBlog.


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It is the words “agony” and “hope” in the Jane Austen handwriting font opposing one another…half agony, half hope. While we admire tattoos on others (and know of several people with Austen-related tattoos), we have never really been moved to want one of our own; but this is the first that made us absolutely envious. Conception, design, and execution are all brilliant.

(The tattoo was done by Lorenzo at Evolution Ink in Fayetteville, N.C.)

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