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At last, the lip tattoo: new space for an intimate thought

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Peggy Punch, a 26-year-old shop assistant at Fun City Tattoo in Manhattan's East Village, shows off her lip tattoo. (Ernest Scheyder)

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Peggy Punch, a 26-year-old shop assistant at Fun City Tattoo in Manhattan's East Village, shows off her lip tattoo. Part of the marking has been blacked out. (Ernest Scheyder)

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Peggy Punch, a 26-year-old shop assistant at Fun City Tattoo in Manhattan's East Village, shows off her lip tattoo. Part of the tattoo has been blurred out. (Ernest Scheyder)

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Peggy Punch, a 26-year-old shop assistant at Fun City Tattoo in Manhattan's East Village, shows off her lip tattoo. Part of the marking has been blacked out. (Ernest Scheyder)

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Peggy Punch, a 26-year-old shop assistant at Fun City Tattoo in Manhattan's East Village, shows off her lip tattoo. Tattoos -- the number of which she's lost count -- cover a large part of her body. Part of the lip tattoo has been blurred out. (Ernest Scheyder)

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Taking inspiration from livestock, tattoo artists are drilling into a new territory: the inner lip. It's one's own little secret. Only intimates know it's there.


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