I was dying to find out what this was all about. I recognized Charles Manson, but was that George Bush? Sigmund Freud?
Next time I had a chance to sit down and talk to Jeremy, he filled me in:
"I've had an extreme interest in serial killers since I was in high school ... I'm going back to school now ... for forensic psychology ... to do profiling ... So I've always had a huge interest in it ... Down in Puerto Rico, when I was getting tattooed down there, I was talking with my tattoo artist and he'd never seen a piece that big dedicated to that [serial killers]."So who is in this Hall of Serial Fame? From the top left, going clockwise, we have David "Son of Sam" Berkowitz, then Charles Manson, then Ted Bundy (looking a little like George W. Bush), Andrei Chikatilo, Albert Fish (the one I mistook for Freud) and Ed Gein, with a silhouette of Jack the Ripper in the middle.
Am I the only one who thinks that Ted Bundy looks like George W. Bush? "No," Jeremy told me, "I get that a lot."
He credited the work to Blen167 from 167th AllStar Tattoo in Puerto Rico. Blen167 now works at Harisumi Tattoo.
So how long did this take? Jeremy told me it was about one sitting per face, "so about 6 different sittings, 4-5 hours each, 35 hours total, not super bad."
Jeremy recognizes that this might not be the most popular subject matter for a big tattoo piece, but he's committed enough to the study of the criminal mind that it seems fitting. It's definitely not work you see every day.
I thank Jeremy for sharing this amazing back piece with us here on Tattoosday!
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