Book to Feature Pics of Literary Tattoos

Blogger Justin Taylor of HTMLGiant and literary agent Eva Talmadge are looking for pictures of literary tattoos for an upcoming book.

Send us your ink! Submissions are open to all kinds of literary tattoo work: quotations from your favorite writer, opening lines of novels, lines of verse, literary portraits or illustrations. From Shakespeare to Bukowski to The Little Prince in a Baobab tree, if it’s a literary tattoo and its on your body, we want to see it.

They’re asking for high quality images, contact info, documentation and a few words on the image’s meaning to its bearer. If you have a literary tattoo you want to see in the book, details and contact info can be found here (NSFW).

I’m not one for tattoos, considering their historical association with witchcraft. (See Leviticus 19:28 if so inclined.) That said, I’m fascinated with the idea of feeling so strongly about a literary reference or motif so as to tattoo it on one’s body.

What do you think? Do you have any literary tattoos? Will you buy the book when it’s published?

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About James A Woods
Freelance Writer, Constant Learner, Family Man

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