whisper my name to the winter nights
My first tattoo I got done in August of 2013. Just a reminder to stay true to myself and my feminist views.
Done by my good friend, Dan Haight who is now working at Temple Art Tattoo in Hagerstown, MD
Sometimes body modification is just a way of telling yourself “this is still my house, I paint the walls and and I hang the art because I’m the one who owns it”
The beginning of my watercolor sleeve. Done by Toumai at Nephty’s Tattoo in Sherbrooke, Canada
Original art by Joanne Young: joanneyoung.net
“I thought for a minute, and then I got heavy, heavy boots.”
My Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close tattoos. Both done by Jessie McNally at Steady Tattoo in Minneapolis. The first was done in 2011 and the second in 2014.
“We need enormous pockets, pockets big enough for our families and our friends, and even the people who aren’t on our lists, people we’ve never met but still want to protect. We need pockets for boroughs and for cities, a pocket that could hold the universe.”