Marcus “Tijuana Jack” Patterson Reveals Stories behind Works of Body Art

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Book features the intriguing and interesting lifestyles and stories of tattoo enthusiasts.

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In an article posted by the New York Times on July 23, 2012, Olympic swimmers are now opting to have the five interlocking rings of the Olympics on their bodies as a sign of prestige and honor. In line with this, the book Our Skin Tells a Story supports the message that tattoos are no longer mere drawings on people’s bodies, but they are meaningful symbolisms of love, transition and in many cases, achievement. In this book, readers will uncover the true beauty of tattoos through the lives of models, soccer moms, lawyers, professionals and, basically, people from all walks of life. Compiled by Marcus “Tijuana Jack” Patterson, this work explains the insightful stories behind these artistic designs.

Many have been looked at differently because of the tattoos on their bodies, but what these onlookers may probably not realize is that behind every tattoo lays a meaningful, compelling and highly profound hidden. These stories are revealed in this book in order to elucidate the symbolic reasons behind every body-ink creation. In Our Skin Tells a Story, the lifestyles, thoughts, feelings and aspirations of tattoo enthusiasts are revealed. There are very many great tattoo stories that will inspire readers who are looking for ways in expressing themselves, or would simply like to compare ideas with the interesting people featured in this book.

After going through the colorful pages and the engaging stories sought from interviews and testimonials of tattooed individuals, readers are guaranteed to gain a better appreciation for body art and the true essence that it brings into people’s lives.

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Our Skin Tells A Story * by Marcus "Tijuana Jack" Patterson
Vol. 1
Publication Date: May 30, 2012
Picture Book; $51.99; 92 pages; 978-1-4691-8186-8
Picture Book Hardcover; $61.99; 92 pages; 978-1-4691-8187-5

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