The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide
Publish date: October 12th 2010
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
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A birthday present from my mother, suggested by my eldest sister who knew I was planning on adding to my skin a literary tattoo in the near future: I have loved ones and physical interests currently represented, but no literary...Some great work here, the Kafka sleeves (although I shall be going for...
Fantastic collection of literary tattoos, my biggest complaint is I often wanted to know more than was included.
This was a really neat book. I didn't like all of the tattoos of course because everyone has different tastes, but I admire most of these people for forever emblazoning their love for particular books or authors or poems on their skin. I think it's easier and a lot more likely for a person to end up...
Literary tattoos, in this book, is expanded to mean any tattoo with text. Or a typewriter. Or a book cover illustration. There are some lovely tats herein. My favorite was the complete text of Sharon Olds' stunner of a poem, 'I Go Back to May, 1937'. The lovely bit was that the text was all scramble...
The title tells all. This book is a compilation of pictures of tatoos, often with a commentary from the owner of said tatoo, explaining why the text or illustration of text is dear to them. I preferred the text tatoos. I personally have never felt the impulse to tatoo my body and always thought, if ...