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The Literary Tattoos of the NYPL Staff

To celebrate National Tattoo Day, which was on July 17, the New York Public Library posted a gallery of literary tattoos found among their staff members. Some have books inked on their skin, and one has a card catalog drawer! Others are inspirational quotes from books, and Emily Pullen has Matilda.

When I got this tattoo, it was pretty clear that I'd be a book dork forever. Several years later, I wrote an essay about Matilda that helped me get into grad school for library science. Needless to say, she's been a source of inspiration for as long as I've known her.

See the other literary tats from the New York Public Library crew at the NYPL blog. -via Metafilter


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Sometimes I joke about getting MLA4 LIFE tattooed across my knuckles. This usually takes place when I'm in a surly mood from having taught an APA documentation class.
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