Raconteurs: Big Ideas


Come see me tell a story at this month’s Raconteurs, Toronto’s premier story-telling show. The theme this month is ‘Big Ideas’ and I’ll be recounting my famous freckle tattoo story. The cover is only 10$ which is a lot less than what I normally charge for my company.

CLICK HERE for the Facebook invitation. If you can’t make it out, you can read the text version of my story HERE.

That Time I Got A Tattoo Of A Freckle

Blog, Writing

“That Time I…” posts are true stories that am I retiring from my social repertoire. To honour them, I am committing them to text for the first time. Read stories about sound torture, abortion, and the infamous Tragic Hand Button.

My friend Matt quietly sipped his coffee while I talked about my character-building adventures in Europe. I told him about walking through St. Peter’s just after the death of John Paul. I told him about the Lutheran Bible I bought in Berlin and the perpetual bookfair  that takes place on the site where Nazis burned them. I also told him about an idea I had, but didn’t follow though on, to have a freckle tattooed on my arm. His response to all of that was, “Let’s do it right now. My friend works in a tattoo parlour on Yonge Street.”