How does one choose
When and where
To let a stranger draw blood
And leave their mark
How does one choose
Which artist
Is experienced, qualified
To balance care with skillful harm
How does one choose
Based on previous work
Proudly displayed
When this could be the carving
That never makes it to their wall
How does one choose
To take a risk
Say yes to pain, a scar
Or simply sake of art

— by me


Tattoo by Mike Welch

~ by April on March 25, 2013.

4 Responses to “Inked”

  1. And whether physical or emotional, that risk. Enjoyed

  2. Cool, you combine two of my favorites, tattoos and poetry,

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