Thursday, November 3, 2011

An Epipleptic Bicycle

Being as it is still Halloween week, perhaps a little Edward Gorey is appropriate?

This tattoo was shared by Megan, when I spotted her in Penn Station at the beginning of October:


Clicking on the Gorey tag at the bottom of the post will confirm what you may have already expected - the work of Edward Gorey is quite popular as body art.

This piece is one of six tattoos Megan has, and is based on Gorey's book The Epipleptic Bicycle. That's Embley and Yewbert, hitting each other with mallets. She told me she got this because "I love Edward Gorey and it's one of my favorite books and this is the opening sequence."

This was inked by Fatty at Fatty's Custom Tattooz in Washington, D.C.

In researching I stumbled upon this story, of a woman with a similar tattoo.

Thanks to Megan for sharing her Gorey tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!


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2 comments:

John leana said...

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J.J. said...

Dang, I love how unpredictable some of these tats are - this one and the "Horrible" tattoo featured more recently. I have a few genres I come to expect, so some things surprise me. One girl I met had a red umbrella tattooed on the inside of her upper arm. When I asked her about it, she said she was in Peru with a friend and they just both decided to go get the same tattoo - a red umbrella.

I like the stories you get along with your photos. I have been running a blog for my brother for about a year now. He is a tattoo artist in prison, but only puts his ink on paper right now cause mom made him promise he wouldn't go to "the hole" for tattooing. If you want to check out his work, it's http://www.judiciousjailbird.blogspot.com