Literary Tattoos

Ever had the urge to have a line etched on your skin? If you answered yes, then this anthology is for you.

HTML Giant’s, Justin Taylor and Eva Talmadge are putting together a book featuring images of literary tattoos… so as they say, if you want to be in the book, get in the chair.

For years, I have wanted to have Cohen’s two hearts symbol tattooed on my arm, but my downright fear of pain has so far prevented this. This person obviously does not share my fear…


Unified Hearts


And for that matter, neither does my lovely wife …


julie 'poem'


So if you have some literary ink to share, head on over to HTML Giant and check out the submission guidelines… Somehow, I don’t think I will be in those pages.


Filed under poetry & publishing

9 responses to “Literary Tattoos

  1. Gabrielle Bryden

    Thats what drugs are for Graham!

  2. Jacqueline

    JB’s is the best tattoo ever — literary or otherwise, but I love the Cohen double heart. Sweet.

  3. Don’t be such a wuss, Graham. It only hurts a little bit. There’s a great site called contrariwise that is dedicated to literary tattoos too.

  4. Good to see the Trailblazer Website, is mentioned in the comments for that article.

    They’ve been blogging Literary Tattoos for over a year now. Well worth strolling through their archives.

    • gnunn

      I sure have enjoyed discovering Contrariwise. Great site! Thanks Paul for the intial tip off and thanks for stopping by drjon.

  5. jules

    I agree with Jacqueline!

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  7. All this talk of Cohen’s double hearted tattoo led me back here – have to laugh at what Paul says – haha – time travelling 🙂

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