Aaron has this very unusal piece tattooed on the back of his right bicep:
When I stopped to speak to him on 7th Avenue in Manhattan, I was happy to hear this tattoo, along with many of his nine others, were inked by Peter Cavorsi at Body Art Studios in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Peter has done three tattoos on my wife and me and he comes highly recommended by us. To see all of Peter's work that has appeared on Tattoosday, click here.
This particular tattoo is based on work entitled "Shater Days" by the professional skateboarder and artist Ed Templeton. Templeton designs and sells skateboard products through his website Toy Machine.
Aaron felt that the design was perfect for a skater, with the image of a helmeted person hitting himself over the head with his board.
The inner skater never goes away, even as one gets older and spends less time on the board. The inner persona still courses under the skin and this particular art piece, can be, like all art, interpreted in different ways.
The act of hitting oneself over the head with one's skateboard is the ultimate expression of frustration, a sentiment that doesn't go away in life.
There are always people and things that frustrate individuals. I like how this specific work of art speaks not only to Aaron, but spoke to me as well.
Thanks to Aaron for sharing this unusual tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!