Inked (again)

How does one choose
When and where
To let a stranger draw blood
To leave their mark
How does one choose
Which creator
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
Expression
Rebellion
Or simply sake of art?

-a.r.

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Artwork: Tattoo by Mike Welch

~ by April on November 22, 2014.

5 Responses to “Inked (again)”

  1. Strange slight synchronicity with a tweet of mine re ink.
    Superb piece as always

  2. An artful exploration of human behavior beautifully expressed. Outstanding poetry April, greatly enjoyed.

  3. Not that anyone will read this…but I did it! I let someone scar me, bleed me, ink me.

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