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Monday, December 24, 2012

Matty's Christmas Eve Owl


This is an awesome owl that I spotted back in October.

I met Matty outside of Penn Station and he explained that he was travelling through Flagstaff, Arizona a while back and stopped in on Christmas Eve at Burly Fish Tattoo and Body Piercing. He couldn't recall the name of the artist and never e-mailed me the information. Update: Patrick Sans was the artist who tattooed Matty.

Matty wanted a piece that represented "learning over time." He had the idea, told the artist he wanted a traditional owl, and the photo above represents the end result.

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1 comment:

trevor drake said...

gI have always been a fan of traditional tattoos, Like the owl and the idea for the tattoo