Wednesday, 21 July 2010

visible ink

so many interesting, excited people in this tight world. meet them all the time. in awe of them. today this woman, Freda, she showed us her tattoo. She is 79 years old. She got it when she was a teenager in Liverpool. Cost one shilling. Sailor Billy did it at the Liverpool docks. You can't really make out what it is any more but it shouts out at me. beautiful blurry inky history. She says her surname is Walker but everyone calls her 'Talker'. She buys a Massive Attack CD. For her 80th she is going to buy a ton of vinyl and blast it out at the retirement home all day long. She says everyone at the home complains that she plays Red Hot Chili Peppers loud all the time.

Oh and this guy, he became my bike guardian for a cigarette.

1 comment:

  1. beautiful story. bike guardian just needs a good ole sea dog and a cap like. toodle pips