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Each week, we issue a writing prompt to our own staff, guest contributors, and readers like you. We welcome guest submissions, so if you’re interested in being featured or regularly contributing to the site, email your responses to kelaine.conochan [at]

As writers, we’re generally more familiar with in on paper, but this week, we’re moving to something more corporeal: ink on skin. That’s right. Tattoos, y’all. They’ve surged in popularity and made their way onto the skin of people of every color, creed, and corporate climb. They’re permanent. They’re art. They’re personal expression. And that makes them perfect fodder for writing. Are you in?

This Week’s Writing Prompt: TATTOO

This week, we’re looking for new original pieces, using TATTOO as our prompt.

If you’ve got an inspired ideas about how to respond to this week’s prompt, send us your submission of 400-700 words. Write us anything that comes to mind when you think of TATTOO. It can be a personal essay, a poem, short story, script, or anything else original and fresh. Ironic or sincere, real or imagined—just make it worth our while and we’ll publish it, include it in our newsletter, and give you the chance to join the creative, talented staff writers here at The Prompt.

Email your responses to by Sunday May 1st at midnight EST.

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