In this exchange from On the road to singing sensation, a 1966 CBC TV interview, Leonard Cohen exercises the poet’s prerogative of re-interpreting and manipulating the interviewer’s words and his own to distract and deflect:
Leonard Cohen: … I thought that I would … get a tattoo
Beryl Fox: Where?
Leonard Cohen: There’s this place on St. Lawrence Blvd.
As far as I can determine, Leonard Cohen never got that tattoo – but many of his admirers do sport inked images of and words inspired by the Canadian singer-songwriter on their bodies and those specimens are the focus of the Leonard Cohen On Tattoos photo series.
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Date Last Revised: Dec 7, 2012