This is AMAZING! Laura had the words "Devo farmi le ossa" tattooed on her arm for her 37th birthday. This is an Italian phrase, meaning, "I need to build my bones" — which is to say: Time to toughen up, to grow up, to stand up. Happy birthday, Laura! Now go be a bad-ass… 🙂

Photos of Elizabeth Gilbert
"Devo farmi le ossa." Have had these words swirlin' around in the back of my mind since I first read EPL in 2007. For my 37th birthday last weekend, I did this. <3

via Elizabeth Gilbert’s Facebook Wall