Librarians bare skin to raise funds

AUSTIN, TX Eighteen women who spend their work hours amid books and researchers took time out to bare their skin and reveal to the world their tattoos -- all to raise disaster relief money to help damaged libraries.

Photographs of the women and their body art appear on the pages of a new calendar sold by the Texas Library Association.

Some of the women gathered Wednesday for the release of the calendar.

The "Tattooed Ladies of TLA" calendar is a follow-up to the successful "Men of Texas Libraries" calendar, which raised $9,000 to help libraries damaged by hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

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