Burton Olivier, a hardcore fan of novelist and comic book writer Neil Gaiman, wanted a special tattoo to cover his back. So he asked Gaiman to design one. The author agreed if Olivier would make a contribution to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Gaiman hired comic book artist David Mack to make the visual design, then composed the following poem:
I will write in words of fire. I will write them on your skin. I will write about desire. Write beginnings, write of sin. You're the book I love the best, your skin only holds my truth, you will be a palimpsest lines of age rewriting youth. You will not burn upon the pyre. Or be buried on the shelf. You're my letter to desire: And you'll never read yourself. I will trace each word and comma As the final dusk descends, You're my tale of dreams and drama, Let us find out how it ends.
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Link | Photo: Neil Gaiman