Friday, December 23, 2011

Ink, Skin & Paper

Meet Teresa. She's enjoying an ebook while getting tattooed. Teresa's reading the stories in The Lost Children: A Charity Anthology. It's an excellent collection of noir from some of the finest crime writers in the industry, the brainchild of Fiona Johnson, Thomas Puck, and Ron Earl Phillips. The anthology contains thirty stories that benefit two children's charities. So you can enjoy reading some cool stories knowing you're helping a great cause.

Teresa particularly enjoyed The Return of the Grievous Angel by Paul D. Brazill.

"It's really interesting," says Teresa. "There's a good amount of detail, yet he leaves a lot to the imagination, which I like."

Teresa works as a prison guard and she can kick your ass. So if she recommends a book, well...I'd buy it (just saying). The ink she's having done is the start of a full colour oriental sleeve. Today, Fabien, artist extraordinaire at Malefic Tattoos, did the outline for the samurai.

We'll check back with Teresa another day and see how the sleeve is progressing and if she's got any more recommendations for books to read while getting inked.

In the meantime, do yourself a favour and buy this book. Available on Amazon


  1. This girl is not afraid of pain.

  2. Thank you for sharing the book and your art!

  3. Love this. Pain and pure entertainment go well together. Thanks for sharing, Julia (and Teresa).

    Merry Christmas and all the best for 2012. x

  4. Hi.

    Coach Rob here. I have coached and play hockey with Theresa. Saw her new ink first hand. Very cool.

    I also sport one of Julia's works.

    All the best for the new year everyone!