As an amateur typographer and recovering graphic designer, I have a really hard time thinking of something I’d want on my body for the rest of my life. Maybe “This Space For Rent,” set in Zuzana Licko’s Matrix? Or would it have to be set in Oldřich Menhart’s “Manuscript, which I used for the Prognosis logo back in the day?” Or maybe something like the Beowulf font, which utilizes some heavy PostScript programming to look different each time it is printed, which could be interesting as the body changes?
Personally, I’m much more into the idea of ephemeral body art. For me, one of the hottest movies ever has to be Peter Greenaway’s “The Pillow Book.” Not for seeing Ewan’s MacGregor, but for all the crazy calligraphy/poetry/sex connections.