PEN & INK: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Bloomsbury, (2014). SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Every tattoo tells a story, whether the ink is meaningful or the result of a misguided decision made at the age of fourteen, representative of the wearer's true self or the accidental consequence of a bender. . . . Pen & Ink grants us access to the tattoos-and the stories behind them - of writers Cheryl Strayed and Roxane Gay; rockers in the bands Korn, Otep, and Five Finger Death Punch; and even a porn star. But it also illuminates the tattoos of the ordinary people living in our midst-from professors to thrift store salespeople, cafe owners to librarians, union organizers to administrators-and their extraordinary lives. Curated and edited by Isaac Fitzgerald, who sports twelve tattoos himself, each story is like being let in on . . . secrets by . . . strangers who passed you on the street or sat across from you on the train (Strayed) and features Wendy MacNaughton's gorgeously rendered color illustrations of the tattoos on black-and-white drawings of the bearer's body." SIGNED on the title page by MacNaughton with a drawing of a pencil. Square format, 133 pp. ISBN: 978-1620404904.
Condition: Near fine in illustrated boards (some abrasion to the lower edge of the front board.