The Rake

Letter from the Founder

Developing a penchant for tattoos in middle age has decided advantages over precariously dabbling with this artistic medium in your early twenties. For one thing, it makes you less likely to get the left side of a Chinese menu tattooed on your tuckus under the misconception that it is an ancient Tibetan mantra for rebirth and spiritual enlightenment. You also learn, through the misfortune of others, that permanently engraving some fair maiden’s name on your epidermis will invariably lead to creative problem solving, such as altering ‘Winona Forever’ to ‘Wino Forever’, as was the case with Johnny Depp. As such, I tried to apply the same discernment I’ve utilised in seeking out my tailor to

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