I was travelling in Scandinavia back in 2010 when I had the impulse to get my inner forearms tattooed. Days after I returned from my trip I was sitting on a tattoo bed in my sister’s house getting them inked. (Her then fiance is a tattoo artist).
This translated to ‘Proceed From The Dream Outward,’ a quote from the great Carl Jung. I was reading the diaries of Anaïs Nin when I was in Copenhagen, and this quote was within the pages. I circled the quote in biro, turned down the top corner of the page and made a note in my journal as a reminder to get it tattooed on me.