the heidelberg project

The Heidelberg Project started with one man, Tyree Guyton. Growing up in Detroit during the riots of the late 60s, Guyton was dismayed at the decay and segregation that followed. In 1986, he decided to transform his childhood neighbor, focusing on Heidelberg Street. There were plenty of vacant lots and empty…

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bodies of subversion

Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo by Margot Mifflin (New York: Powerhouse Books) Having read the 1997 print, I want you to know that this 2013 third edition is much, much better. There is more material in the historical chapters and a whole new section on contemporary…

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ink from paper to flesh

As an artist and librarian, I’m fascinated by tattoo culture. As a librarian and bibliophile, I am curious to see how books have transformed lives. To ink a quote or illustration on your flesh is true passion. It means the act of reading was not this is a great story but…

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