Thursday, November 16, 2017

Rebekah Crossing the Bridge

I met Rebekah back in June at Bowling Green in lower Manhattan. I spotted this interesting tattoo on her arm and she was kind enough to share it with us:


Rebekah credits the super-talented Sue Jeiven (@sweetsuetattoo) from East River Tattoo (@eastrivertattoo) with the work here. Rebekah designed and sketched it and Sue "improved and put her artistic spin" on the drawing.

She told me that the piece depicts her and her partner on a bridge, which one crosses to "find your truer self." They are symbolically crossing the bridge together and he is sporting antlers because the deer is his spirit animal.

Thanks to Rebekah for sharing this cool tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Vanessa's Lion

About a month after seeing Ben's lion, I spotted another lion at the City Hall subway station:


This lion is on the side of the leg of Vanessa, in a spot where you don't normally see a tattoo.

She told me that this was tattooed by Oba (@omoori) at Push Tattoo Studio (@pushtattoos) in Wilmington, Delaware.

Vanessa explained that this was part of a set of matching tattoos she got with her best friend. As she tells it, the lion matched her friend's personality, and this leonine friend designed the art.

I asked Vanessa what her friend got. She explained that her nickname was Goldfish, so that's what her friend got to compliment her lion.

Thanks to Vanessa for sharing her cool tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Ben's Lion from Bang Saen

At the end of September, I met Ben on Wall Street. He was visiting form England and was kind enough to take a moment out of sightseeing and share this cool tattoo:



Ben told me he got this cool lion tattoo in Bang Saen, Thailand.

Thanks to Ben for sharing his awesome lion tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Jess and Josh Share Some Ink

Back in June, I met a couple from Great Britain on the steps of Federal Hall in lower Manhattan.

There names were Jess and Josh, and they both were kind enough to share some of their tattoos with us.

Check out this really funky witch on Jess' arm:

 

Jess credited this to Marie Cox (@lady_fts) at Folklore Tattoo Studio (@fts_tattoo) in Tamworth, Staffordshire, which is near Birmingham, England.

John shared this piece on his leg:


This work was also done at Folklore, but by Adam McDermott (@admcde).

Thanks to Jess and Josh for sharing their tattoos with us here on Tattoosday!

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Wes and the Queen

I met Wes last month across from Federal Hall in the Financial District. He shared this lovely tattoo with us:


Wes told me that he got this for his 18-month old daughter, Audrey. As a father of girls myself, I can relate to the sentiment that a daughter is like a queen in the realm.

He credited this excellent work to Zach Nelligan (@zachnelligan) from Mainstay Tattoo (@mainstaytattoo) in Austin, Texas.

Thanks to Wes for sharing this awesome tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Jennifer's Sculpted Arm

Back in September, I met Jennifer, whose stunning tattoo stopped me in my tracks. Fortunately, she generously shared her work:


Jennifer told me this was inspired by a sculpture from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. This is the artwork that provided the basis for the tattoo:


The work in question, Latona and Her Children, Apollo and Diana is a work by American sculptor William Henry Rinehart, and features a mother looking down lovingly on her two children. The work spoke to Jennifer, who was inspired to use this as a basis for her tattoo that reminds her of her own love of her two sons.

This artwork was translated into a tattoo by Ronen Bichado (@ronentat) from Inkstop Tattoo (@inkstoptattoonyc) in Manhattan.

Here's another perspective from the artist's Instagram:

via @ronentat
Thanks to Jennifer for sharing her beautiful tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Oscar and Tavárez, by Gian Karle

Back in September, I met Oscar at the local coffee shop in the lobby of my building at 30 Broad Street in lower Manhattan.

He had this cool tattoo on his hand:


Oscar told me that this is a portrait of Manuel Gregorio Tavárez, who is considered the "father of classical Puerto Rican dance."

This was tattooed by Gian Karle (@giancarle) from 1711 Tattoo Studio (@1711tattoostudio) in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

People may recognize Gian Karle as one of the finalists from Ink Master's 8th season (@spikeinkmaster).

Thanks to Oscar for sharing his awesome tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!

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