The Tattooed Poets Project 2013

Most of you guys will already know that Tattoosday UK is, in fact, a spin-off blog to Bill Cohen’s Tattoosday. While our blog have both grown into their own styles and are very different to each other now, I love how Bill continues to bring out his Tattooed Poets project every year. This year, I’ve really enjoyed reading the poets involved so far.

If you’re unaware, the Tattooed Poets Project is exactly as it sounds- Bill takes some great poets, and talks to them about their own tattoos, and shares some of their work. It’s a pretty sweet way to get into poetry a little more.

One of my favourites so far is of poet Kirsten Smith, who shares a really cool little story of getting matching tattoos with her best mate, back when tattooing was illegal in New York:

“I got it in 1991 … back when it was illegal in NYC! My friend Brigitte Sullivan and I designed matching rings on the train ride uptown to Darren Rosa’s apartment; it was pretty last minute. It was the early 90’s and we became best friends studying film at NYU. We modeled the design after some actual rings we always wore. Hers’ had a heart in it, since her birthday is Valentine’s Day. Life took us on different paths, but I always feel connected to her, thanks to this ring.”

You can read the full post here, which also includes a really cool poem about a tattooer.

If you’d like to know more about the project, please feel free to click here! Also, check back to Tattoosday every day this month for a new poet!

3 Responses to “The Tattooed Poets Project 2013”
  1. sereis says:

    I like the link between tattoos and poetry. As Andre Juno and V.Vale say “a tattoo is more than a painting on skin; its meaning and reverberations cannot be comprehended without knowledge of history and mythology of its bearer. Thus is a true poetic creation and it is always more than meets the eye’ (Modern Primitives)

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    I’ve got some suggestions for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great website and I look forward to seeing it expand over time.

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