Occasionally in my wanderings, I will meet not just tattooed people, but tattoo practitioners, and often those visiting from outside of New York City.
So it was no surprise, when I approached a gentleman across the street from where I work, at 31st and 7th, to learn that I was talking to an artist.
Working out of Punkteur Tattoos & Piercing in Joplin, Missouri, Derek "Dirtbird" Wieberg estimates he has 130-150 hours of work inked on his personal canvas.
With so much to choose from, he offered up this piece, on the right side of his neck:
It seemed fitting, considering his name.
Dirtbird praised the artist, Rick Pierceall at Karma Tattoo in Tulsa, Oklahoma, who has done all of his throat work.
Considering it is Two-for-Tattoosday, I'll share this photo as well:
That's not Dirtbird, but it's his handiwork! The owner of this tattoo is Shawn, who had the good fortune to be inked by Dirtbird. They collaborated on the design together.
Thanks to Dirt Bird and Shawn for sharing their tattoos with us here on Tattoosday!
Tune in tomorrow to see a tattoo from Katie, aka Mrs. Dirtbird!