Monday, September 3, 2012

Kim Shares a Tattoo Inspired by Bathory

I met Kim on the 34th Street subway platform while waiting for the A train.

I thought her goat tattoo was incredible, so I just had to ask about it.

Kim credited Heath Rave from Speakeasy Custom Tattoo in Chicago for this work.

The shading and texture created mostly using black and gray (with the exception of the red for the eyes) is quite excellent.

There's something very sinister about the image so I asked, why the goat? Kim explained that it is "the artist's version of this really famous Black Metal iconography from a band called Bathory."

Bathory is considered one of the bands from the first wave of heavy metal's "Black Metal," subgenre. Kim is a huge fan of the music, and the image on her arm reinforces that passion.

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

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