Shakespeare Tattoos

Brittney Palmer

Brittney Palmer chose a beautiful lettering tattoo on her shoulder blade back when she celebrated her first Playboy Magazine cover at the Gallery Nightclub in Las Vegas.
The small paragraph reading:

“But thou, contracted to thine own bright eyes,
Thyself thy foe, to thy sweet self too cruel.”, 

is a sonnet from Shakespeare, and it’s about how being a narcissist is not only cruel to yourself but also cruel to those around you.

Niykee Heaton


Niykee Heaton’s first tattoo was a Shakespeare quote on the side of her foot. It says “Thy eternal summer shall not fade.” This quote is printed on the grave her sister Rachel, who battled cancer for most of her life and died when Niykee was 12. Niykee shared a picture of the gravestone and wrote “This is the quote that I got tattooed on my foot when I was 14, in South Africa. Love you forever angel.”