I share this a bit reluctantly for reasons I don't fully get. Maybe the hesitation is wrapped up in the very personal identity making & unmaking project of tattoos (for me) or maybe it's the commonplace idea of an imagined kinship with other people who have tats that I don't necessarily feel. Maybe it just feels weird to call attention to a body, no to MY body, in learning spaces. Anyhow, it seems we're all dealing with some kind of dissonance or discomforts as we #untro and #remediate meaning across modes and spaces, so here's an embodied remediation of the Grimm's Fairy Tale "The Dog and the Sparrow." The story resonates with me in ways that are powerful and in ways that I am and I am not proud of. This sparrow & hatchet were beautifully rendered in the style of chiaroscuro woodcuts by artist Paul Lieberman of Fair Trade Tattoo in Garner.
Wow. That story is powerful. I love the tattoo. As someone with 9 tattoos, I can attest to the fact that for many people, the meaning is far deeper than they might want to share in a casual conversation. [I know this is not true for all.] For some of us, it is a way to retake ownership and power of our own bodies.
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