doctorow at August 2nd, 2013 15:03 — #1
xzzy at August 2nd, 2013 15:10 — #2
Symmetrical book stacking. Just like the Philadelphia mass turbulence of 1947.
miramon at August 2nd, 2013 15:38 — #3
Always handle books by their spines. And vice versa.
snig at August 2nd, 2013 15:41 — #4
You’re right, no human being would stack books like this.
ferg at August 2nd, 2013 16:15 — #5
Beautifully done - but - whenever I see a nice tattoo I try and visualise what it will look like on the body of the wearer when they are 70 years old and living in a retirement home. A conversation starter maybe?
fuzzyfungus at August 2nd, 2013 16:30 — #6
There probably isn't a single part of the body that will be better for the extra 50-ish years of operational wear, tattooed or not, so why let that problem affect your decision now?
(I can see arguments for/against tattoos that have a shorter timeline to relevance, I've no doubt that more than a few people are glad today that they look 'respectable' once they put on a collared shirt, if only for employment purposes; but 'aesthetic value at retirement' seems to be veering dangerously close to Keyne's little quip about what we all are in the long run...)
steampunkbanana at August 2nd, 2013 16:35 — #7
Why would Alice reach for a tattoo of a book?
donald_petersen at August 2nd, 2013 16:36 — #8
Always bookle spines by their hands?
donald_petersen at August 2nd, 2013 16:40 — #9
Personally, I'm looking forward to my own sojourn at the Happy Hollow Home for the Marginally With-It, surrounded by pierced and tattooed and bald and bespectacled Gen-Xers, tottering down the mint-green corridors, pushing their hover-walkers with the faded Iron Maiden stickers on them.
That day looms disturbingly near.
glippiglop at August 2nd, 2013 16:44 — #10
It might be the hideous jpeg artifacts at work, but there's something about this image that feels 'shopped to me... like someone put an overlay of a warped 2D image to fit the photo. Nice idea though.
mikekstar at August 2nd, 2013 16:57 — #11
I had spinal surgery a couple of years ago with a good 10-12" incision right along that stack of books.
On one hand, a tat like this would be a cool way to cover up the scar but I'm trying to imagine the surgeon cutting into me while saying to his assistant- "ok, let's start here at Moby Dick and work our way down to Tolstoy."
bloo at August 2nd, 2013 17:08 — #12
I know this will sound sexist, but because it's about teenaged boys it's almost unavoidable. They ought to put this as a poster in every high school library, it might encourage more teen boys to read something other than the manual on how to get a driver's license.
boundegar at August 2nd, 2013 17:11 — #13
All photos on the net are shopped. In fact, the physical world ceased to exist in 2007.
apoxia at August 2nd, 2013 19:42 — #15
When I see such back tattoos I wonder how they' look on my back tracing my scoliotic spine.
jjsaul at August 2nd, 2013 22:15 — #17
It might be cover for a long scar from surgery to correct severe scoliosis.
rocketpj at August 3rd, 2013 00:01 — #18
You were right, it does sound sexist.
clamb at August 3rd, 2013 12:12 — #19
Because she is a tattoo too. When on skin do as the tattoos do.
awesomerobot at August 3rd, 2013 15:39 — #20
You know who cares about what the back of a 70 year old looks like?
codinghorror at August 3rd, 2013 18:26 — #21
Well I dunno, theoretically other 60 to 80 year olds might be into that.
jardine at August 3rd, 2013 21:47 — #22
Helen Mirren is approaching 70.
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