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If You've Ever Read A Book Or Wanted A Tattoo, You HAVE To Read About This Awesome Tattoo Artist/Writer

The writers of today no longer use Word.

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This is Fausto Alzati, a writer and tattoo artist from Mexico City.

He's written books like Poemas perrones pa’ la banda (2012) and Sabor a Mí (2014), and he also directs Verbo, a poetry festival in Mexico. He also has years of experience as a tattoo artist.
Cortesía de Fausto Alzati

He's written books like Poemas perrones pa’ la banda (2012) and Sabor a Mí (2014), and he also directs Verbo, a poetry festival in Mexico. He also has years of experience as a tattoo artist.

Fausto is currently writing his next book... on human skin.

Instagram/ @agujasytinta / Via instagram.com

It's called “Acá también tengo cómo quererte” (I Know How To Love You Here Too) and he's writing it on 165 different people.

Instagram/ @agujasytinta / Via instagram.com

The idea to tattoo his book came to him after he had finished it, when he realized that only a few people were going to read the book in actual book form.

Alzati told BuzzFeed México: "I had a book of poems finished in my notebooks, but I wasn't very excited by the prospect of publishing it for only a small number of readers just to make myself feel clever. I decided it would be better to write it on people, on living flesh, and for it to circulate around the world in a new way, giving the words and the poetry the weight they deserve."
Cortesía de Fausto Alzati

Alzati told BuzzFeed México: "I had a book of poems finished in my notebooks, but I wasn't very excited by the prospect of publishing it for only a small number of readers just to make myself feel clever. I decided it would be better to write it on people, on living flesh, and for it to circulate around the world in a new way, giving the words and the poetry the weight they deserve."

This book is "living and will travel and exist around the world."

Instagram/ @agujasytinta

The way it works is simple: schedule an appointment, choose a section of the poem, and Alzati will tattoo it on you.

Cortesía de Fausto Alzati

The collection of poems will be released as both a book and a documentary.

Fausto is planning to put the actual book together using photos of the tattoos, in addition to making an exhibition of the portraits of the people who participated in the project and a documentary in which people can follow "the movement of the verses."
Instagram/ @agujasytinta

Fausto is planning to put the actual book together using photos of the tattoos, in addition to making an exhibition of the portraits of the people who participated in the project and a documentary in which people can follow "the movement of the verses."

Because hey, there isn't just one way to be a writer.

Tumblr/ A. L. Crego

If you want to be part of this living book, contact Fausto Alzati here.

This post was translated from Spanish.

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