Welcome to another installment of the Tattooed Poets Project!

This will be our sixth April celebrating National Poetry Month with a month full of tattooed poets’ work – both written and corporeal. Every day this month at 3:00 AM EDT, we will post a tattoo (or two) belonging to a poet, along with a sample of their work. Because interest has been unprecedented this
year, most days we will post TWO poets, with the second one appearing at 3:00 PM EDT. If you are a published poet interested in contributing, we will be featuring additional tattooed poets weekly, starting in May, or you can volunteer now for 2015. Please email tattoosday@gmail.com for details. And please, everyone, enjoy April on Tattoosday and thank you for visiting!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Mariam's Brooklyn Bridge is with Her Forever

I ran into Mariam on the subway platform at 36th Street in Brooklyn a few Saturday nights ago. She shared this tattoo, much to my delight:

This piece, on her upper right arm, depicts the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge. Mariam explained that the view is from DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Underpass, to you non-New Yorkers).

Everyone usually has a refuge to which they can retreat to meditate and be alone. Mariam says that she will occasionally wander in Brooklyn Bridge Park, with its spectacular views of  lower Manhattan, and that this is the place she goes to clear her mind. This is why, on the rocks along the water, the words "for ever" are tattooed.

Mariam credited Alex at Stylez Barber Shop in Brooklyn as the artist who inked this tattoo. There's not a lot of info about this shop on the web, but they are located at 54th Street and 4th Avenue.

Thanks to Mariam for sharing this cool tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!

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