I spotted this tattoo on the left arm of a guy hanging out in Starbucks on Monday, October 8.
I was doing some laundry, and saw him smoking a cigarette a little later outside the store. I went up and introduced myself and Tattoosday.
The owner of this tattoo is Steven. He refers to it as "D.A.," which stands for Devil Angel. She was inked around 1998 at Studio Enigma on Avenue U in Brooklyn. The artist was a guy named Michael, who is no longer listed with the shop.
Steven said the tattoo is based on a design that was on the wall of the shop and, like many tattoos, a few adjustments were made, and this was the final product. There was really no inspiration behind this particular design, there's no real life person behind the Devil-Angel persona.
This tattoo is showing some age, but it still is a nice piece that was intriguing to see peeking out from Starbucks.
Thanks to Steven for sharing D.A. with all of us here at Tattoosday.