The Associated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - So much for the stereotype of the stuffy, prim-and-proper librarian: A playful pack of Texas librarians is showing a wild side.
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.