Kyle Hague's In Malta Illustration

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Show us your ink! MARKED asks locals of all ages, professions and backgrounds to roll up their sleeves, pant legs, and so much more to reveal their marks. Here are their stories:

Name: Kyle Hague

Age: 31; I got my first tattoo at 18 and the figures on my arms at 25.

My Arm Pieces: Come from an obscure kids' poetry book called In Malta that I came across years ago.

The book itself is awful but the illustrations were really striking and minimalist.

I wish I still remembered the illustrator's name but I can't even seem to find any trace that the book ever actually existed. The figures get a lot of response and interest from all types of strangers which was really uncomfortable at first, but it's grown on me.

Read more about Hague's mark after the jump ...

I like how so much sentiment can come out of such simple images and that's really why I got them. Strangers swear that they've seen them before, but it's impossible.

Next Tattoo?
Will probably be my last. After a dozen, I'm pretty much done with it.

The final will actually be a cover-up of my first. My plan is to get a silhouette of the Superstition Mountains. It's where I learned to love the outdoors and continue to go for solitude and quiet.

Know of a few creative marks? Send us your photos/suggestions.

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