Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Laura's Goose Girl Tattoo

I met Laura in Herald Square last week after I spotted this phenomenal tattoo on her upper left arm:

Laura explained that her mother had a lot of random books of fairy tales in their house where she grew up.

One of her favorite illustrators was Arthur Rackham and this tattoo is based on the following image from "The Goose Girl" from the Brothers Grimm in a volume illustrated by Rackham in 1909:

Laura counts this piece among her six tattoos. It was done by Rob Green at Whatever Tattoo in Manhattan.

Work from Whatever has appeared previously here.

Thanks again to Laura for sharing her beautiful tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!


I missed a panel, here's a more complete version:


Julia Ergane said...

What a lovely tat! She has reminded me of my dear Mother, who kept a flock of geese from the time I was a teen-ager until her death in 2001.

melina bee said...

one of the most beautiful I've ever seen
melina bee