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Lexington Tattoo Project

Updated 9:08 AM ET, Tue March 5, 2013
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Poet Bianca Spriggs' 496-word poem "The ___________ of the universe: A Love Story" will be tattooed onto 248 Lexington, Kentucky, residents. Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova
Participants in the project could choose which lines they preferred to have inked onto their skin, as well as the placement of the tattoo. Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova
Transylvania University instructors Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova have been exploring the role of tattoos in culture through their curriculum. Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova
The words in the poem are accompanied by circles in the tattoo designs. A hidden image within the circles will be revealed when the project debuts. Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova
Some residents said they wanted to be a part of this homage to Lexington because of its unique and lasting nature. Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova
Spriggs says she didn't set out to write a love letter to her city: "Like any relationship, you have your ups and downs with the city." Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova
The Lexington Tattoo project will premiere in the fall with a short film that highlights each tattoo. Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova