Tattooed librarians of the Ocean State are making a splash with their new calendar. On Oct. 14, NBC News reported that the Rhode Island Library Association has released a 2014 calendar that features 12 tattooed librarians. The idea was meant to show how some librarians have evolved over the years.
"It seems to be a lot of the young people entering the profession now have tattoos. It really shows how the profession is changing. It's not your stereotypically little old gray lady with a bun anymore," said Colleen LeComte, 31, who works in the Newport and Portsmouth public libraries (via NBC News).
The tattooed librarians of the Ocean State include 10 women and two men all with unique ink markings on various parts of their body -- though nothing is lewd. The pictures are tasteful and very artistic and aren't meant to offend any one. While a lot of people think of librarians as middle-aged women with glasses and low voices, the new age shows change and promotes acceptance in many ways.
"We're trying to give a voice to the up-and-coming generation of librarians. We're not your grandmother's library," said LeComte. Do you think this is a cool idea?
The tattooed librarians of the Ocean State calendar has made national news. Some people think the idea is fantastic and others are offended. Where do you stand?
© Effie Orfanides 2013