Search results for ‘tattoos’

Literary Tattoos

That’s the thing about blogs: you can always slice a topic more thinly. There are obviously plenty of blogs about tattoos out there. Recently (thanks to my popular old post about textual tattoos) I got an email from Jen who’s started a blog only on literary tattoos. If she keeps…

Read article

Interview about Tattoos

My post on textual tattoos is really popular. It’s alongside Michelle Branch’s ass and (oddly) this animated GIF I made as the most popular randomly-searched pages on the site. Despite my very casual interest in (and total lack of) tattoos, the folks at INKEDBlog wanted to interview me about text-based…

Read article

Three More Textual Tattoos

Alenahra (those Brazilians have lovely names) writes to point to a Flickr group called Words on Skin. Among the photos there are three great sentence tattoo: A cool adaptation (tasteful, but slightly unsafe for work) of a couple Shakspeare lines. Some latin from Goethe’s Faust. Apparently “the words the Serpent…

Read article

Textual Tattoos

Ever since I saw Dominic Monaghan’s bicep, I’ve been interested in word and phrase tattoos. That is, tattoos comprised mostly or entirely of English words and sentences. I don’t have tattoos. I do think that getting a word or phrase takes more courage than getting a bird, maple leaf or…

Read article

The unintended impacts of sharing a celebrity photo

The day I betrayed Anthony Kiedis began like any other.

Read article

Old comments and the deal I made with the Internet

I try not to write these inward-looking, inside-baseball posts anymore, but I’ve been wondering about this one for a while. I know few people want to read blog posts about blogging, but throw me a bone. Michael asks a question that I’ve been wondering about for a while: “should you…

Read article

Footnotes from a Brian Eno talk

On Monday night, I attended a lecture by Brian Eno at the Vogue Theatre. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Eno is a remarkable polymath–a composer, rock musician, painter, sculpture, producer, writer–but I’ve never really been an ardent fan of anything he’s done. In broad strokes, I’d say his…

Read article

A Dead Man’s Tattoo

I was awoken last night at 4:00am by my ringing phone. It was Mumbai calling, about a dead man’s tattoo. See, my textual tattoo post is one of the most popular on this site. It gets more than 150,000 page views a year. Occasionally, somebody mistakes me for a tattoo…

Read article