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Inked Wednesday #42 – GHOST IN THE SHELL, Iron Maiden, & More

Inked Wednesday #42 – GHOST IN THE SHELL, Iron Maiden, & More

A tattoo is often so much more than body art. If you ask someone about his or her tattoo, chances are good that person will have a story about why it’s there. Example: dozens of fans are getting the “NC” from Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro’s Bitch Planet permanently added to their skin. The letters stand for Non-Compliant, and in the comic, women deemed Non-Compliant are imprisoned on Bitch Planet. They can be charged for minor offenses–as minor as speaking up to a man.

The NC logo has become its own movement of sorts. It’s a symbol, and women (as well as men) have embraced it. DeConnick maintains a Pinterest board featuring the tattoos, and The Mary Sue recently interviewed women with the NC tattoo about why they got them. As DeConnick said in an essay in Bitch Planet #4, the tattoo isn’t just about the book. It’s about so much more.

What does your tattoo say?

The tattoos in this week’s Inked Wednesday speak volumes. Flip through the gallery below to see ink from Ghost in the Shell, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and more.

Serenity (Firefly) | Source: Mike LaMere, inked by Joe Mags at Brooklyn Ink

Add your tattoo to the Inked Wednesday collection! Just leave a link to pictures in the comments below or send photos to me on Twitter. Please be sure to let me know the name of your tattoo artist.

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