Friday, December 26, 2014

Booknote: The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide

Eva Talmadge and Justin Taylor, The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide. New York; Harper Perennial, 2010. ISBN: 9780061997402.

This is the book that inked librarians and inked bibliophiles will want to read. Also, if you just like tattoo art and appreciate literary themes, this is the book for you. The authors have put together a collection of more than 150 full color photographs of tattoos that everything from symbols to literary characters to various book quotes to realistic author portraits. Statements of varying length, from the tattoo bearers, are included as well. Unlike other tattoo books I've read, the fact that the photos are in full color does add value and helps you better appreciate the art.

There is also a website:

I'd give this one 5 out of five stars.

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