Visual Arts

February 15, 2013

Rich Copley: Lexington Tattoo Project comes to life on 250 human canvases

Christine Huskisson had never been in a tattoo shop before, but there she sat in Charmed Life Tattoo on the afternoon of Jan. 31, newly inked. "I've been initiated," she says with a gulp, "I think." Huskisson's tattoo was not motivated by a lost weekend or rebellious urge. The art teacher at the University of Kentucky was motivated by art, specifically the Lexington Tattoo Project, a monthslong endeavor that is spreading the words of a poem across the bodies of Lexingtonians.

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