tattoed lover

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the story for this category begins with a song from The Pretenders, called “Tattooed love boy,” which Jenny began to call me more often as the number of my tattoos increased. but that was before my trans/formation into river and a more explicitly fluid gender identity. hence, tattooed lover…

my tattoos are grouped in three affiliations: totems, for the animal spirit guides that have made themselves available to me; manifestations of the sacred feminine, to explicitly integrate female energies in my body; and, place, acknowledging the places on this planet that have guided me, especially ancient art.