Thursday, June 18, 2009

A German Gypsy in New York City

I met Dominic a couple of weeks ago out in front of Madison Square Garden in Penn Plaza.

He was visiting from Cologne, Germany, and was displaying an arm with tattoos:

Dominic has seven tattoos, most of which are based on traditional flash art.

We looked specifically at his gypsy tattoo, which Dominic says is especially poignant:

Why is this piece so meaningful? Dominic says his family once was very well-off ("blue-blooded"), but they lost their fortune. As a result, he feels a certain kinship to the tattoo.

The tattoo was created by Carlos at Fine Line Tattooing in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Thanks to Dominic for sharing his gypsy with us here on Tattoosday!

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