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I Am Healing My First Tattoo

By Mim Murrells

Tired of my worrying, my younger brother showed me a photo of an actual infected tattoo so

I would know what that kind of thing actually looks like, and I couldn’t tell if it was a

kindness or a cruelty; stagnant, the summer makes sharks out of flies.

Mim Murrells is currently eighteen years old and a Creative Writing student at UEA in Norwich, England.

Art by Jay Baker, an artist from Colorado living in Oregon, by way of New Mexico; he records music as Tom Foe.


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