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Author Neil Gaiman Writes Poem For Fan’s Tattoo

I’ve seen plenty of tattoos with a line from a favorite book or movie, but I’ve never seen anything like this one. Burton Olivier asked author Neil Gaiman if he’d write up a comic for his back tattoo and Gaiman agreed. His only stipulation was that it also had to help raise money for Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Gaiman then worked with David Mack to design a tattoo to accompany his poem.

See the silkscreen and full text of the image after the break…

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. -Neil Gaiman

(Neil Gaiman via BuzzFeed)


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