Monday, July 30, 2012

Published Authors and Their Permanent Ink

It shouldn't be surprising that many authors are tattooed (some more prominently than others!). Perhaps their inward drive for creative expression also manifests itself on their exterior selves. Or it could be their desire for permanence, whether it's on bookshelves (more preferably, I'm sure) or on the skin. Or maybe it's simply a love of ink, whether on the printed page or the printed flesh.

Kathy Acker (April 18, 1947 – November 30, 1997). 
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Among the published authors who have permanent ink (or had, in the case of notable writers who are no longer with us, such as Kathy Acker) are Patti Smith, Rick Moody, John Irving, and Jonathan Lethem. These are just a few of the stars of the book world (and beyond, in the case of Smith) who Flavorwire chose to spotlight in its July 23 article "Literary Ink: Famous Authors and Their Tattoos." To take a look at all the authors and their tats, go HERE.

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