Portrait of Woman in Ink: A Tattoo Storybook {Book Review}


Published date: July 28, 2013
Publisher: Bird Brain
Author: Kelly I. Hitchcock
Pages: 181
Genres: Realistic Fiction

You can view the summary for Portrait of Woman in Ink: A Tattoo Storybook here.

Thank you, Kelly I. Hitchcock and Bird Brain Publishing for providing me with a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

Most of you probably haven’t heard of Kelly Hitchcock. But I hope that changes. This novel felt so real to me. I was waiting to read “Based on actual events” in the end, along with name change jargon disclaimer, etc.

Each chapter is from a different woman’s point of view and all of the stories link up some way or another. I was so impressed with this. Hitchcock’s writing is sharp and witty. She’s gritty and real and I like it so much. I laughed and I choked up and I felt the feels.

Having tattoos myself, I can relate to the stories of these woman who find themselves either getting inked or reflecting on the ink they already have. Though I’m finished my ink crusade, I’ve been there and I have my regrets but I love the stories behind each one. Not necessarily what they mean but where I was in life and what I felt before, during and after. That’s what this novel is about. It’s about these woman and their journey and their stories.

Kudos, Kelly!! Thanks for that:)


15 thoughts on “Portrait of Woman in Ink: A Tattoo Storybook {Book Review}

    • Haha! Yes, I have 5. I’ve got a honu on my foot, a blooming lotus w/ ohm on my back, a crescent moon on my neck {it’s blue and looks like a prison tat haha terrible}, the triquetra and the infinity symbol.

  1. That sounds really cool! Recently I’ve sort of (completely accidentally) been reading books where different chapters are different peoples’ stories or the same person’s story skipping forward in time. It’s a bit hit-and-miss (I LOVED the first, but I’m not enjoying the current read) but this one sounds great!

  2. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my book and submit this thoughtful review! If anyone’s keen on a copy of their own, I have a few paperbacks I can send your way, and it’s always on Kindle for less than the price of a latte. Hit me up on Twitter @KellyHitchcock if you’re game!

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