Today's Tattooed Poet is Caroline Goodwin.
She sent along this photo of a clematis flower that was tattooed on her belly in the early '90s in Juneau, Alaska:
She says she chose the clematis image from "a book of botanical sketches at the Juneau Public Library". Why this one? "Because I love purple flowers -and vines".
The artist, Caroline recalls, was Dave Lang at High Tide Tattoo.
Caroline Goodwin moved to the San Francisco Bay Area from Sitka, Alaska in 1999 to attend Stanford as a Wallace Stegner Fellow. She teaches poetry and nonfiction writing workshops at California College of the Arts and, with Hugh and Mary Behm-Steinberg of Berkeley, is the publisher of MaCaHu poetry chapbook press.
Check out one of Caroline's poems here, over on BillyBlog.