Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Dewey Decimal Tattoos and Other Librarian Ink

I appreciate a good tattoo. If that tattoo was carefully chosen to reflect one of the passions of its wearer, that makes it even better. Many who sport permanent ink happen to be librarians. And being that libraries are their passion, their tats show that. What follows are some choice tattoos on some truly hip librarians.

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Remember the multi-drawered card catalog from the libraries of yesteryear? This librarian does. She has one beautifully inked on her upper right arm. Notice that around the catalog's legs is a scroll that reads: Peace & Knowledge. Love it!

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This children's librarian loves the profession so much that she had the Dewey Decimal number for books on operating libraries for children tattooed on her upper back. Despite the flashbacks it's giving me to last semester's challenging class on number building, I think it's a great tattoo.

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OK, skulls are badass. But a skill wearing geek glasses is just killer. And having a couple of books behind that skull with a scroll that says "Librarian" underneath? Ladies and gentlemen, what we have here is one supremely awesome tattoo.

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Lastly, here's a librarian with an upper-arm tattoo of the tarot card for Librarian. I don't know if there actually is a tarot card for Librarian. (I know there's one for Magician, which the musician Beck signed for me at a bookstore appearance years ago, telling me, "YOU are the Magician." But that's a story for another time.) Whether there is or isn't, this is one cool design.

To see seven more photos of librarians sporting amazing ink, go to THIS LINK.

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