Knowing my interest in farming and self-reliance*, Sarah sent me some photos of her hen tattoos — a pair of silver and gold Sebright Bantams to be specific. She explains that not only are chickens super-cute (“unless they’re pecking your eyes out”), but they’re also a great symbol of homesteading and independence. The tattoos were done by Tim “Timmy Tats” Sellers of Tattoo Marks Studio II in State College, PA.
* And that’s not just “my” interest — Ryan and Corrie from BMEshop have a great personal blog that you may want to add to your reading, and I can’t skip mentioning Twwly, who’s documented her own chicken raising farm life as well. It’s been my experience that at least in the earlier generation of the body modification movement, there’s a strong DIY ethic that extends into all aspects of life.