this is my alphabet tattoo; i’m going to be a librarian, so that fits, but i’m also a lover of words and language - this represents all that i care about in one fell swoop. it was done by mike at bleeding heart in lee’s summit, mo, who is amazing and also did all of my sister’s tattoos. he convinced me to use the font georgia as well as make it much larger than i originally intended. this, he says, will prevent ugly bleeding later in life. the photo is courtesy of ms. laura kiefer, one of my very best friends and one of the world’s best photographers.