Tattoo ~"Don't Let the Bastards Grind you Down" in latin/nonsense I wanted to make myself a sign with these words (a secret message of resistance in The Handmaid's Tale.) And I wanted to surround the words with harbingers of all the.
This tattoo is a quote from "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood. "Nolite te bastardes carborundorum" is fake Latin for "don't let the bastards grind you down." The tattoo is in my best friend's handwriting.
The Handmaid's Tale ,,, "Now I'm awake to the world. I was asleep before. That's how we let it happen," Offred tells us early in the episode via voiceover. "When they slaughtered Congress, we didn't wake up. When they blamed terrorists and suspended the Constitution, we didn't wake up then either. They said it would be temporary. Nothing changes instantaneously. In a gradually heating bathtub, you'd be boiled to death before you knew it."