On Tattoos and Publishing

I don’t have a tattoo. It’s not that I’m against them, it’s just that I’ve never found a design worth permanently attaching to my body.

But a lot of people I know have tattoos. I’ve accompanied several to the tattoo parlor and witnessed the process. Heck, I’ve even helped select the font they were permanently attaching to their bodies.

Despite the variety of locations, designs, sizes, styles, meanings, and amount, the ONE thing people with tattoos have in common is that as soon as they get one, they want another.

I have come to believe that publishing is the same.

I don’t have a tattoo, but I do have a publication. And I want another.

I realize the two are not mutually exclusive. They have entire sites dedicated to book tattoos. Years ago, when the Chicks of the Trade first convened, we joked about getting matching tattoos once we were published.

What do you think, ladies? Should I call for our appointments?
back copyOr I could work on my next publication.
Because I definitely want another.

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About Mary Fran Says

I am an artist, crafter, designer and writer. I enjoy working with mixed media-- applying visual and tactile manipulations to telling a story. Not a lot of market for that, though, :), so I'm focusing on short story submissions and novel completions. Yes, plural. Lots of beginnings, too many ideas, not enough focus.
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2 Responses to On Tattoos and Publishing

  1. Let’s do it! Little chicks on our ankles? 😉

  2. Pingback: I write, therefore I am | Mary Lamphere

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