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A glimpse into the frustrations of the European tattoo-history scholar…brief mentions of tattoos, almost never an image. In an article entitled “Curious Robberies by a ‘Gentleman’”. So he was gentleman, sailor, and criminal all in one! From the Illustrated London News, 1844. (And if you can’t read it, his tattoos were on his arms and “the figure of our Saviour, and representations of the sun, moon, and various stars—very common tattoos for the time.)
Hey all, hopefully this will cut down on issues we’ve been having with submissions coming in without photos. tumblr. now allows you to upload your own photos, so if you have an account, go ahead and click on the little camera icon to add your own photos to your submission. You’re still welcome to send pics to us if you do not have a tumblr. account - same guidelines apply in terms of giving us a bit of info about who you are, what you do, and what your ink means (let us know if you want to be anon). Keep ‘em coming - we love your work! librarchtatts AT gmail
I recently earned my MLIS (December 2012) and I’m searching for employment. One awesome interview so far! (I should hear back next week.) I’ve been planning this piece for over a year and I finally took the plunge yesterday. I love her!
Your position title or student status: Library Director
Type of repository/collection you work in: Small rural public library
General location: Western Pennsylvania
Background information about your tattoos if you feel comfortable getting personal about them: Most of my tattoos pertain to Buddhism (10 of them). I also have a tattoo of an open book near my right elbow (self-explanatory, lol) and Optimus Prime on my right shoulder (because, well, who wouldn’t want a tattoo of an imaginary alien robot leader whose tag line is, “Freedom is the right of all sentient beings”?)
“My goal was to come to Portland [Public Library] and make the teen library a success,” says Justin Hoenke, aka Justin the Librarian—blogger, music enthusiast, “retro video gamer,” and fearless programs creator. “Being a teen can be a crazy thing…. We want to help teens 12–19 find the best path toward adulthood.”