No need to sign up! Read the poem and decide what words speak to you. Then follow the step-by-step instructions under Participate.
Can the font be changed?
The quick answer is: no. We have used the same font Dante in all the tattoo projects we've done to date: the Lexington Tattoo Project, the Boulder Tattoo Project, and now Love Letter To the World. We hope that this kind of consistency (same font and inclusion of repetitive graphic element as part of each tattoo) will enable participants and, more generally, folks who know about any of these artworks to recognize participants in any of them, anywhere. We hope for many spontaneous conversations between strangers!
Can a few separate phrases be combined into a single tattoo, e.g. "how small" and "we truly are" into "how small we truly are"?
The short answer is: yes ... because we are talking about your body and we want for you to love your tattoo! But there is a longer answer, too.We need to find a way to include the photograph of your tattoo in the final video (which we will create with photographs of tattoos based on the phrases into which we divided the poem) and have this solution in mind:When you upload the photograph(s) of your finished tattoo, we will photoshop half or more of the tattoo out of the image so that the phrase that is visible matches the phrase as divided. Thus, we do have a way to accommodate photographs of tattoos of combined phrases within the final video artwork. Those of you who want to combine phrases will hopefully do so with an understanding of how it will alter the way the image of your tattoo appears in the final video.
Is there a deadline for getting a tattoo and uploading a picture of it to the website?
The short answer is: not yet.
How do I upload a picture of my tattoo to the website?
To upload your photograph, find your phrase in the poem and click on it. Next, hit the "Submit a Photo" button. Once you are on the new page, upload your photograph and answer a few questions (these are optional, though we do hope that you will choose to respond. Once we have enough photographs uploaded, the participants. responses will enable viewers to customize the video every time they play it).
When will the secret image made by the little suns and stars be revealed?