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Who has tattoos out there?

I have, at the moment, an offer to write a small piece of fiction around a tattoo for a guy out of Amsterdam, who is putting out a book called Ink. From what I understand, the tattoo will be reproduced in the book through illustration and the story will follow it. It's not a huge time commitment from me, but I like tattoos, though I don't have any myself (I've never really been into permanence)--mostly I just like seeing what people have, and the art that goes into it. At any rate, part of the project is in finding tattoos, either in friends or people you know, and I thought that I might actually open it up here, on the blog, for anyone who wants to post a shot of their tattoo in the comments, or send it to me privately at benpeek at livejournal.com. I might just interview you a bit, too, just to see where and why you got your piece, or I might not; I'm taking this thing as it comes, and being quite open. If I use your bit of ink, however, you will of course be credited--and I suspect the focus of the story, fictional or otherwise.

Like I said, lot of room to move.

Anyhow, if you've got some you want to show off, now is the time.

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shadowsandice
Mar. 27th, 2008 05:54 am (UTC)
I'm more of a permanent marker sort of girl.
benpeek
Mar. 27th, 2008 05:57 am (UTC)
you can send me those photos, too.
fred_mouse
Mar. 27th, 2008 06:52 am (UTC)
I don't have tattoos, but I've certainly hankered after having one for years. The main reason I didn't do it in my twenties was that I never had *any* spare cash, with a close second being that I wasn't sure about how I would feel about it ten years down the track. Especially as it would be fairly obvious - I want Ourobouros around my left wrist!
benpeek
Mar. 28th, 2008 04:00 am (UTC)
i've heard getting it round the wrist is one of those painful places-though perhaps not as much as lynda, who got it on her foot.
lyndarama
Mar. 27th, 2008 07:55 am (UTC)
Guilty as charged Your Honour
Allow me to be the first to say I have a tattoo. I'll blog something on it later tonight and add pics to the post - my friend made me a piece of iron artwork based on it.
usmu
Mar. 27th, 2008 12:03 pm (UTC)
I've got two: a 2D-version of a stylized poppy on my right shoulder and a a three symbol hieroglyph type one on my left shoulder. I'm going to add a African shield type one above the the one on the left this month. If my local tattoo artist of choice has room in his busy schedule. If you're interested in a picture of the poppy, let me know and i'll see if I can get some shots.
benpeek
Mar. 28th, 2008 04:00 am (UTC)
sweet, man. thanks. reckon you could give us a look at the poppy? i'm a curious sort :)
lyndarama
Mar. 27th, 2008 02:31 pm (UTC)
benpeek
Mar. 28th, 2008 03:59 am (UTC)
woo!
crrazyjane
Mar. 28th, 2008 01:15 am (UTC)
Funny that someone mentioned the Ouroboros...

benpeek
Mar. 28th, 2008 03:53 am (UTC)
nice. how long you had it?
(Anonymous)
Mar. 28th, 2008 01:46 pm (UTC)
I was going to say "about five years ago" - but I got it when I was nineteen, and I have just realized that nineteen was not five years ago.

ha.
hollowpoint
Mar. 28th, 2008 02:51 pm (UTC)
I have two. I'll try and remember to find photos tonight, but one is a stylised phoenix with red and yellow shading and the legend "memento mori", and the other is a black-and-white sketch of a couple with their arms around each other drinking beers. Underneath it says "to remember, or to forget". Would those be relevant?
benpeek
Mar. 31st, 2008 12:44 am (UTC)
photos?

so far, i think i'm looking either at jack's, or my grandfather, who has these old sailor tatts on his forearms...
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