I just become aware of Shelley Jackson’s Skin project, a 2095-word story began in 2004 and published exclusively in tattoos, with one word on the body of each volunteer.  The story can perhaps never be read in its proper order, but it exists in the world, and can become an infinite number of stories, with words disappearing as its host passes.  I heard of this story after seeing Rick Moody’s super cool tattoo on Pinterest (see LEFT).  His tattoo speaks to me on so many levels.

Photo via NY_Press


 

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