Tattoo Tales

Now that there are lots of little kiddies in our extended family, I have the privilege and pleasure of attending plenty of interesting birthday parties. At one little one’s celebration last month, “temporary tattoos” were part of the fun. They made quite an impression; my not-yet-three-year-old niece is still talking about them.

Too bad she can’t write yet. It seems that grownups find tattoos worth discussing, too; right now there’s a call for submissions for a volume to be titled Chick Ink: Every Tattoo Has A Story. The editor is looking for “original, true, personal stories by women on the experience of being a woman with a tattoo–the ups, the downs, and everything in between.” The publisher is Adams Media, and the submission deadline is May 31, 2006. Essays should run 1,000-1,500 words. Note: “Stories must be TRUE, we do not publish fiction or poetry.” You may submit multiple essays. Payment for selected writers will be $100 plus one copy of the book.

To read the complete call with submission instructions, click here.