The Easy Chair Episode 45: Tattooland: Bring Your Passport (featuring Cameron Gearen)

June 6, 2016

Laura Hurwitz

This week on The Easy Chair: “Tattooland: Bring Your Passport.” Brilliant returning author Cameron Gearen, one-time visitor to Tattooland, is going to share her deft memoir of this very particular time at a very particular place. The tale includes her fifteen-year-old daughter, who sports a pair of helixes she really, really, really wants pierced. There’s the chain-smoking tattoo parlor owner, who oversees and serves those inhabiting his grungy waiting room, an array of characters eager to be inked and pierced. Cameron is a keen observer, and this place is like no place she has ever been before. Apprehensive but game, Cameron never loses her clear eye or sense of humor. It’s a totally true tale of a walk on Wisconsin’s wild side that I guarantee you are going to love.
Next week: “Loose Lips”, Cameron’s intense shocker of a short story.
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