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Rites of Passage author Joy N. Hensley shares her Personal Ink

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After reading Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them, we quickly realized that tattoos are never just an image printed on your skin. Whether sentimental or quirky, tattoos are an expression of self that always tells a unique story. In our monthly column, Personal Ink, we explore tattoos belonging to writers and illustrators, giving you a unique insight into the stories behind the art on their skin. For June, we’re featuring young adult author Joy N. Hensley. Hensley is the author of Rites of Passage, published by Harper Teen in 2014. Her novel follows Sam McKenna, a 16-year-old who’s determined to be the first girl to graduate from the elite Denmark military school. Called an “absorbing read” and…

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