Tattoos

Kathy Acker in the late 1980s

Chris Kraus gets under Kathy Acker’s skin

2 September 2017 9:00 am

Few publishing phenomena in recent years have been as gratifying as Chris Kraus’s cult 1997 masterpiece I Love Dick becoming…

Why I've written my last Latin tattoo

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Cambridge classicist David Butterfield explains how he became a spellchecker for Latin tattoo enthusiasts

Dear Mary: How can I smoke without my neighbours spotting me?

7 January 2017 9:00 am

Q. I have bought a second-floor flat which comes with a bow-shaped balcony which overlooks a communal garden. My problem…

When my sister dies, will her tattoos live on?

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Adventures in the growing business of post-mortem tattoo preservation

Why we’re past peak tattoo

6 August 2016 9:00 am

I was born in 1958 and turned 58 in June, so for the next five months my age coincides with…

Dear Mary: unacceptable behaviour at a book signing

18 July 2015 9:00 am

Q. At a recent literary festival I attended a talk with a high-profile octogenarian writer. I had already bought her…

Dear Mary: How can I hide my tattoo from the in-laws?

25 January 2014 9:00 am

Q. I have a tattoo the length of my forearm and am worried it will alienate my new boyfriend’s parents…