- By Eva Talmadge and Justin Taylor
- Amazing tattoos
- Harper Perennial Publishing
Is there someone in your life that loves literature and art? The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos is a book that displays the combination of the two cherished art forms. Eva Talmadge, a respected fiction author who has work published in The New York Tyrant and New Orleans Review (to name a couple) worked with Justin Taylor to create this photographic essay of tattoos containing literature.
From portraits of authors to punctuation marks; there are literally all types of literary tattoos inside of the 192 page book from Harper Perennial publishing.
Of the many interesting, picture-documented segments, there is one about author Shelly Jackson and “the Skin Project.” The writer is penning a story with a very interesting writing surface: various people’s skin. The story is already inked into several willing and eager participants.
Whether for a book lover or a tattoo fan, this book makes for an excellent present and addition to any collection. The Word Made Flesh includes both professionally photographed skin art and informative and intriguing text.
Literary greats such as Sylvia Plath and William Shakespeare are only some of the authors of the quotes etched into the tattooed. The book even contains statements from the people that have the art on their skin.
There are over 150 photographs in full color of these beautiful works of artistic combination. Whether for Christmas, a birthday or just because; this book is sure to be well received on an any occasion.