New Blog: Pen & Ink

I don’t have any tattoos myself—mostly because I can’t decide what to get—but I’ve wanted one for as long as I can remember. Maybe that will change soon though, courtesy Pen & Ink, a new blog about tattoos and the stories behind them. Founded by Isaac Fitzgerald and Wendy McNaughton, each post features an illustration of a submitted tattoo accompanied by its hand-lettered story. It’s opened up a whole new world of inspiration—be sure to click on over there to get a closer look.


  1. Ashley {GirlyObsessions} says:

    Thanks for sharing Courtney! I am the same way about tattoos...I love them, I want one, I know what I want and where I'd get it...but I don't know if I'll ever go through with it. You know how it is, being a designer, I'm afraid it won't be perfect and then I'll be stuck with it! But I love the stories behind tattoos, so this is a great blog!
  2. Thea says:

    I've never wanted a tattoo myself but I am loving the illustration and typography illustrating each personal story. The lady with the T-Rex made me smile.
  3. Bernadette Moke says:

    I always wonder why people get certain tattoos and if there is back story. This a great glimpse into other people's tattoo decisions. I know most people think my blue star tattoo is a stupid young decision, but it means something to me.
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