Do you know how long it takes to wash marker from your body?
What if it’s permanent marker?
I can do better than tell you. I can show you.
I took these two after I got home from the shoot. The ink had been on me for less than two hours.
I liked the way the writing faded up my arm, like a ghost trail. I wanted to document the process afterward, how the ink is scrubbed off, how some of it sticks, how sometimes I have traces of poetry on me for days.
It took me three days to get the ink off my body. Part of me liked being still covered but the other part knew I had another shoot in a few days and the remnants would not be appreciated. We can’t be living sculptures all the time.