Literary tattoos of the New York Public Library staff

Apparently July 17 is National Tattoo Day (it's also my birthday, which means I spend it offline, not paying attention to the internet); to celebrate, the NYPL rounded up a gallery of its workers' literary tattoos.

My favorite is the card-catalog drawer, rocked by Chatham Square Library children's librarian Allie Affinito, but they're all pretty badass.

Books and Ink: The Literary Tattoos of NYPL Staff [Colleen Gibson/NYPL]

(via Neatorama)