Sunday, July 23, 2017

Gabriella's Homage to Amy Winehouse

Six years ago today, Amy Winehouse passed away. I recently received an email from a reader who wanted to share her tribute to the late great singer, and today seemed liked the most fitting day to honor her memory with the post. Meet Gabriella:


In addition to the striking resemblance, the tattoo is pretty amazing, too:


Gabriella credited her work to Olivier Desrochers (@olirockstattoo) from Imperial Tattoo Connexion (@imperialtattooconexion) in Montreal, Canada.

Thanks to Gabriella for helping us honor the memory of Amy Winehouse here on Tattoosday!

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Sierra's Seaworthy Tattoos at the Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Last month, at the 35th annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade, I met Sierra, who was kind enough to share her appropriately-themed tattoos on her sides.

First, this octopus:


She credited this work to Siege (@siegeart) from Revival Art Collective (@revivalartcollective) in Phoenix, Arizona.

On the other side of her torso, she has this tattoo:


This one she credited to Moeh Haywood (@Moehskee) who tattoos out of Crimson Hilt Tattoo (@crimsonhiltattoo) in Denver.

Sierra told me the jellyfish and octopus tattoos are a nod to the fact that she studied marine biology.

Thanks to Sierra for sharing her cool tattoos with us here on Tattoosday!

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Sandy and Her Sea Leg

Back in May, I spotted Sandy on Broad Street in lower Manhattan. The bright burst of color on her left leg is spectacular and I was thrilled when she agreed to let me take a picture:


From the starfish on her foot, to the sea turtle and jellyfish on her thigh, the color and detail are truly remarkable:


Sandy told me, "I'm actually doing a foot-to-shoulder piece. I'm gonna do water, then land and sky and it's basically things that I'd done with my husband who passed away, so it's kinda like a tribute."

This work was done by Frankie Oneshot (@frankieoneshot) at Bullseye Tattoos (@bullseyetattooshop)  in Staten Island.

We're hoping that we'll be privy to more of Sandy's work in the future.

Thanks to Sandy for sharing her awesome sea leg with us here on Tattoosday!

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Emory Shares Two Cool Tattoos

I met Emory last month at the 35th Annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade (@mermaidparade). She shared this cool tattoo:


For those of you unfamiliar with the Kentile Floors sign, this was a highly visible landmark perched high over the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn.


Louie Ozomek (@louiescustomtattooing) at Hand of Glory Tattoo (@handofglorytattoo) in Brooklyn did a nice job replicating the sign on Emory' biceps.


The sign was dismantled in 2014, but Emory wanted to "preserve its memory" on her arm as a tribute to the familiar symbol that stood in Brooklyn for sixty-five years.

Emory also shared this piece on the back of her other arm:


She got this at Magic Cobra Tattoo Society (@magiccobratattoo) in Brooklyn, as part of a fundraiser called Party to Protect, in support of Planned Parenthood (@plannedparenthood).

Thanks to Emory for sharing her cool tattoos with us here on Tattoosday!

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Justin's Pokémon Go Tattoos

It was about a year ago when the Pokémon Go! game took to the streets, and everywhere you looked, people were walking around looking at their smartphones trying to catch a Snorlax.
Earlier this month, among the mermaids and pirates, I met Justin, who wears his passion for Pokémon Go for all to see:

Yes, those are Pokémon creatures tattooed on his arm, from top to bottom you can see a Golbat, and Exeggutor, a Weezing and a Koffing,
Here's a closer look at the Golbat:


Justin got these tattooed at Addiction NYC (@addictionnyc) in New York City.

Thanks to Justin for sharing his Pokémon tattoos with us here on Tattoosday!

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Wildflowers on Ameris

Earlier this month, I met Ameris on Broad Street in lower Manhattan. She was kind enough to share this lovely tattoo:


She credited this beautiful tattoo of wildflowers to Guy Ursitti (@tattoosbyguyursitti) of Eight of Swords Tattoo (@8ofswordstattoo) in Brooklyn.

She chose wildflowers because, aside from their beauty, they represent a theme of freedom.

Thanks to Ameris for sharing this stunning tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!

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Friday, June 23, 2017

The Eyes of Heidi's Owl

Yesterday I met Heidi on Broadway in Lower Manhattan. She shared this cool owl tattoo:


Heidi explained that she was in recovery, and that one day she was out walking and there was a moment where she saw an owl, and there was a connection. "I looked into the eyes of the owl," she explained, and the experience remained with her.

She credited the artist Zim from Vancouver Tattoo Company in Vancouver, Washington.

Thanks to Heidi for sharing her owl tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!

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