Written on the Skin: On Literary Tattoos

by Rachel Baker on December 24, 2014

I think tattoos are interesting. I’m not sure I could get one, but, I think the stories they tell are fascinating. Here is an article on literary tattoos. If you are a bibliophile, and thinking about a tattoo, this may just open up a whole new world for you!

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Tattoos can tell you a lot about a person. I like to think of them as stories of people’s lives written on the body, quite literally. I got my first tattoo at 17, when I bought a tattoo for my then-best friend for her 18th birthday. It was the Japanese character for “strong,” on my lower back. Since then, I have gotten 7 more tattoos, nearly all of which can be covered with work-appropriate clothing. Until last December, when I got a good-sized tattoo on the inside of my left forearm. It reads “Daughter of Eve,” and it is a reference to Lidia Yuknavitch’s book Dora: A Headcase.

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