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Friday, August 19, 2011

A Panel's Worth a Thousand Words

A few weeks ago, I ran into Steve in the Trader Joe's on the Upper West Side. He has this striking tattoo on his upper right arm, and he kindly agreed to share it with us:

Steve explained that this tattoo is based on a panel from Love and Rockets, a comic by the Hernandez Brothers. "I just love the art," he told me.

It really is a striking image that really jumped out at me when I saw it. He had this tattooed at En'vie Ink in the East Village.

Thanks to Steve for sharing this cool tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!

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