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The Resource Pen & ink : tattoos and the stories behind them, Isaac Fitzgerald, Wendy MacNaughton

Pen & ink : tattoos and the stories behind them, Isaac Fitzgerald, Wendy MacNaughton

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Pen & ink : tattoos and the stories behind them
Title
Pen & ink
Title remainder
tattoos and the stories behind them
Statement of responsibility
Isaac Fitzgerald, Wendy MacNaughton
Title variation
Pen and ink
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Why did you get that tattoo? Every tattoo tells a story, whether the ink is meaningful or the result of a misguided decision made at the age of fourteen, representative of the wearer's true self or the accidental consequence of a bender. These most permanent of body adornments are hidden by pants legs and shirt tails, emblazoned on knuckles, or tucked inside mouths. They are battle scars and beauty marks, totems and mementos. Pen & Ink grants us access to the tattoos of writers Cheryl Strayed, Tao Lin, and Roxane Gay; rockers in the bands Korn, Otep, and Five Finger Death Punch; and even a porn star. But it also illuminates the tattoos of the ordinary people living in our midst--from professors to thrift store salespeople, cafe owners to librarians, union organizers to administrators--and their extraordinary lives. Curated and edited by Isaac Fitzgerald, who sports ten tattoos himself, each story features Wendy MacNaughton's stylish full color illustrations of the tattoos on black-and-white drawings of the bearer's body. At its heart, beneath its colorful skin, Pen & Ink is an exploration of the decision to scar one's self with a symbol and a story"--
Summary
"Why did you get that tattoo? Every tattoo tells a story, whether the ink is meaningful or the result of a misguided decision made at the age of fourteen, representative of the wearer's true self or the accidental consequence of a bender. These most permanent of body adornments are hidden by pants legs and shirt tails, emblazoned on knuckles, or tucked inside mouths. They are battle scars and beauty marks, totems and mementos. Pen & Ink grants us access to the tattoos of writers Cheryl Strayed, Tao Lin, and Roxane Gay; rockers in the bands Korn, Otep, and Five Finger Death Punch; and even a porn star. But it also illuminates the tattoos of the ordinary people living in our midst--from professors to thrift store salespeople, cafe owners to librarians, union organizers to administrators--and their extraordinary lives. Curated and edited by Isaac Fitzgerald, who sports ten tattoos himself, each story features Wendy MacNaughton's stylish full color illustrations of the tattoos on black-and-white drawings of the bearer's body. At its heart, beneath its colorful skin, Pen & Ink is an exploration of the decision to scar one's self with a symbol and a story"--
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Writing style
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10381948
Cataloging source
DLC
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Fitzgerald, Isaac
Dewey number
391.65
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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MacNaughton, Wendy
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True
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  • Tattooed people
  • Tattooing
  • Tattooing
Target audience
adult
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tattoos and the stories behind them
Label
Pen & ink : tattoos and the stories behind them, Isaac Fitzgerald, Wendy MacNaughton
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052791414
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
133 pages
Isbn
9781620404904
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Pen & ink : tattoos and the stories behind them, Isaac Fitzgerald, Wendy MacNaughton
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052791414
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
133 pages
Isbn
9781620404904
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations

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