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Tea tattoo

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I’ve found a few by google-ing tea quote pictures. I will post them later.

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Maybe it’s too long but I like this quote:
“No pleasure is simpler, no luxury cheaper, no consciousness-altering substance more benign.” James Norwood Pratt

I like that one. PLUS it was said by JNP can’t get much more tea related!

tperez said

I like this one, but I know far too many people who would think its referring to a certain leaf of lesser legal standing :P

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Tea tempers the spirit and harmonizes the mind.

One sip of this will bathe the drooping spirits in a light, beyond the bliss of dreams.

A home without tea is merely a house.

Come let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things

Thanks to everyone for the suggestions, now the hard part to decide which quote to go with.

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Lynxiebrat said

You could always go with ‘Tea Is Bliss’ If I ever get a tea related tattoo that is probably what I would do.

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Azzrian said

I want a tea tattoo on the back of my neck – just the chinese symbol for Cha. I love the words it stands for – or the meaning of each part of the symbol.
I hope you find your perfect saying! This would be impossible for me to decide!

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I’m getting the actual plant. Two leaves and the bud. Drawing it myself. I’ll post it when I get it.

Denny said

Gonna be sweet!

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Just MJ said

I like Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland :)

’It’s always tea time.’ – The Mad Hatter

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AJ said

Most of the quotes and passages I like are either too long, or more about things tangentially related to tea. But:

“Know that chanoyu
Is simply this:
Boil water,
Prepare tea,
And drink-that is all.” from the Metsugo volume of Namporoku.

“The First glass is as bitter as life,
the second glass is as strong as love,
the third glass is as gentle as death.” Algerian proverb on tea.

Untranslated:

“Le premier verre est aussi doux que la vie,
le deuxième est aussi fort que l’amour,
le troisième est aussi amer que la mort.”

“It has not the arrogance of wine, the self-conciousness of coffee, nor the simpering innocence of cocoa.” Okakura Kakuzō, The Book of Tea. (my personal favourite)

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So after a year of debating & searching for the perfect tea quote, I found it & we started the tattoo. Here it is
http://instagram.com/p/fQwQF8sGcj/

RogersCK said

That’s very pretty :)

Nice!

Kaylee said

Gorgeous! How long will that take to finish?

Kaylee, probably another 4-6 hours

Sil select said

love it!

DaisyChubb said

it’s perfect!

Serenity said

Lovely! Where is the quote from?

@Serenity it’s by Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Lady Audley’s Secret

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