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eliza-mimski's picture
Apr.10.2014
This geezer went to the Tattoo Expo at the Cow Palace a few week-ends ago.  I wasn't sure what to expect and was hoping to see some artistic tats and to get some ideas for future tattoos of my own.  Wrong place.  As it turned out, this was the young crowd and many of their tats were...
eliza-mimski's picture
Mar.27.2014
The colored part of my new rose tattoo, one-third done, has peeled and healed, and I'm ready for more.  My next appointment isn't until April 8th, so I have a week plus to go.  I have lost a lot of weight, and I originally wanted the tattoo to distract the eye from my skin that sags on my...
dale-estey's picture
Nov.17.2013
And if no one has chosen something from Kafka - well, what a waste of ink. [DE]   via Andromeda on St Marks Pl. from the fantastic Gabriel, the line is from Hamlet :)  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * The Word Made Flesh The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms...
farzana-versey's picture
Jan.11.2012
I don’t know whether wishing his penis bon voyage would have taken him places or not, but the guy is now doomed to be living off his ‘suitcase’. MSNBC’s The Body Odd reports: The 21-year-old Iranian man found himself between a rock and a hard place after he got a tattoo in Persian script reading "...
ben-campbell's picture
Sep.13.2011
I’d accepted a dinner invitation from an acquaintance. I’d met Sarah two weeks previous at the Alternative Café when I was video shooting Tom Faia and The Juice performing their original songs. Part literary gothic counterbalancing Emo nerdish fashion, I’d given Sarah my card without judging, told...
dale-estey's picture
Mar.14.2011
I know I might have, one time or the other, implied I might give an arm and a leg for Kafka but - in truth - I don't think I would even go as far as this fellow. All power to him, however. There were many other Kafka images to choose.  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *    Zoom Tattoo on Rob Todd's...
margot-s-mifflin's picture
Mar.07.2011
The Blue Tattoo is out now in paperback (Bison Books), with a postscript and a newly discovered letter in wich Olive describes meeting and marrying John Fairchild in 1865.  Even as a white Mohave with a chin tattoo, Olive did not "settle" in marriage.  "I was that day," she...
shaun-d-landry's picture
Jan.14.2011
Know how to freak people in Los Angeles out now? Go into a dance club/bar/theater establishment and tell the patrons that their Zodiac Sign has changed. Yesterday my lovely doorman friend at my favorite improv establishment (who, is three months older than I) had a horrible revelation when I...
jillian-lauren's picture
Aug.04.2010
I’ve been a blog slacker lately. Scott has been on tour and things always get uber-hectic around here when daddy is gone. Plus I’ve had novel revisions due and an icepick through the eye headache. Tariku’s new favorite thing is to give me tattoos. In this picture it’s just bath crayon but he’s...
eve-kushner's picture
Apr.09.2010
As we saw last week, 刺 (SHI, sa(su), sa(saru), sa(shi), sashi, toge: to stab, pierce, prick, sting; thorn; business card) primarily means “to stab,” so it plays a role in many brutal words. Examining this kanji, you can quickly have your fill of stabbings, puncture wounds, and the like: 刺し傷 (...