Rumpus Ink


Last year, we published Chris Stedman’s essay “Sympathy for the Devil” with accompanying artwork by the one-and-only Jason Novak. Now, Chris has turned Jason’s illustrations into tattoos!

Of his new ink (which you can check out after the jump), Chris says:

I hope they will serve to remind me to respond to intolerance and fear with patience and empathy (as well as sense of humor).

You won’t regret reading (or re-reading) the essay, which centers on how Chris responded to being told, “You have a demon inside of you that is making you gay.”



Tattoos by Stephen Krol, of Empire Tattoo Studio.

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →