Last summer at the New York City Poetry Festival on Governor's Island, I met Sam and, well, I just had to find out what this tattoo was all about:
Sam explained how this magnificent creature came into existence:
Thanks to Sam for sharing Goose with us here on Tattoosday!"The tattoo was done by Craig Moore at Leviticus Tattoo in Minneapolis. It was a going away gift done a few days before moving with my girlfriend to Indiana to get her MFA.I initially gave him free range to create whatever he wanted. The owl originally had a skull belly, but I was under strict orders not to come home with any more 'creepy' tattoos. After some quick redesign, we put it to a vote among the staff and customers at the shop, and the chubster owl won in a landslide.His name is Goose. He is my spirit animal."
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