The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide by Eva Talmadge and Justin Taylor

It’s a treasure box full of words, authors, quotes that people love enough to include permanently in their life. The day I received it in the mail I started looking through it, in awe over the gorgeous tattoos and the variety of genres, authors, and topics. It’s a beautifully done book, all the photos are in rich vibrant colors and it’s printed on heavy paper.

pg. 78

I like that not only does it have the picture of the tattoo, it also tells who the photos is of and where the reference is from. Often, the page includes a caption telling what made the individual choose that tattoo, what it means to them.

pg. 95

Not only, has this book made me want to get another tattoo (but what should it be?), it’s also  a trove of authors and books that I feel inspired to read. After all, they’ve made a huge impression on someone. Plath to Whitman, Kafka to Shakespeare, Sendak to Silverstein. It’s a visual tour of literature. I loved it.

I received my copy from the publisher and the above is my honest opinion. I am an Amazon associate.