Allusionist 85. Skin Story

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“I wanted a story that actually lives, and actually dies, and disappears.”

In 2003, artist and author Shelley Jackson started the Skin Project: a story printed, word by word, as tattoos on volunteers.

See photos of some of the tattoos at the bottom of this post.

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS:

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This episode is sponsored by the sleep brand Casper. Get $50* towards select mattresses by going to Casper.com/allusionist and using the promo code ALLUSIONIST at checkout.

*This discount should work in non-US Casper stores as well.

YOUR RANDOMLY SELECTED WORD FROM THE DICTIONARY:
plantigrade

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CREDITS:

- HZ

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