Lucia de Vernai's "Amor Fati"

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Lucia de Vernai's "Amor Fati"
Courtesy of Lucia de Vernai

Name: Lucia de Vernai
Age: 24, done at 23

My Arm Piece: It's Nietzsche's formula for greatness: Love your fate.

I'm Polish (and naturalized, thank you officer), and I got it as a tribute tattoo to my mother who passed this wisdom down to me. It's on the inside of my left arm so it's always close to my heart.

When I first showed the tattoo to her she said, "That's very nice Baby Bear, but making your own dentist appointments would be a fine tribute too."

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