If you want to declare your love for all things Lemony Snicket, there's one clear place to start: getting the iconic V.F.D. symbol tattooed onto your ankle. To an outsider, it's intriguing and attractive — but only your fellow mega-fans will know what it really is: a super-secret signal to your potential comrades (which here means your fellow members of the undercover V.F.D. organization). From there, you can step things up with the V.F.D. company motto: no-one who hasn't read the books would ever guess that the peaceful-sounding "The world is quiet here" is actually a code for all sorts of dramatic fire-related activities.
So go on, get your Count Olaf on — and display your love for these bleak books with a beautiful tattoo. For inspiration, here are some of the very boldest and best that your fellow V.F.D.-ers have to offer.