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Ink
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Ink
Short tattoo stories illustrated by Swiss creative lab Happypets
by Fiona Killackey
on 10 August 2010
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At a moment when tattoos are so common that even full sleeves rarely trigger a second look from passersby, a new large-format 'zine called "Ink" captures the current shift in permanent art appreciation. The output of publishers KesselsKramer in collaboration with Swiss designers, HappyPets, the limited-edition book shares insight through fictional short stories on why people choose to permanently mark their body.

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Often unusual or hilarious, the stories are as diverse as the tattoos themselves. From the world's most precise tattoo artist to the drug-fueled Southeast Asian holiday tattoo, each story is the creation of an emerging writer (including a few from KesselsKramers itself) and is accompanied by a one-off illustration from Happypets.

The 250-copy run sells online from Bruil & van de Staaij for $80 and ships internationally.

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