Jill Abramson, Tattoo Advisor
You have a tattoo of a subway token, I was wondering when you’re interviewing someone particularly hip or young do you use it as street cred?
I don’t flaunt my tattoos.
Oh wow. You have more than one? So this isn’t like a celebrity who wears non-prescription glasses to try and look smart, this isn’t a cover to look hip?
It’s become for me a strange form of personal hieroglyphics. I have now four. I think eventually, when I finish doing them, will tell the story of me, of where I lived, and what things have been important to me. That doesn’t mean that I have my kid’s pictures tattooed… I have two then on my back that are the two institutions that I revere, that have shaped me. One is unsurprisingly the amazing ‘T’ in The New York Times newspaper.