Sunday, June 3, 2018

Victor's First is the Golden Mean

This is a long over due post about Victor, who I met last July at Three Kings Tattoo (@threekingstattoo) in the East Village, when I was getting my latest from Alex McWatt (@alexthreekings).

Victor was totally excited to be getting, on his 72nd birthday, his first tattoo! This seemed a bit like kismet as I was getting one for my fiftieth and my first piece was inked way back on my 36th.

Victor got a tattoo representing the Golden Mean

The Golden Mean, or the Golden Ratio, is a mathematical concept that many believe pervades all of life. From Wikipedia:
"Some twentieth-century artists and architects, including Le Corbusier and Dalí, have proportioned their works to approximate the golden ratio—especially in the form of the golden rectangle, in which the ratio of the longer side to the shorter is the golden ratio—believing this proportion to be aesthetically pleasing. The golden ratio appears in some patterns in nature, including the spiral arrangement of leaves and other plant parts."
Victor was pleased as punch, telling me afterwards, "It was a great experience and am happy with the design, It's just about healed and think it looks good. I would advise anyone wishing to get one!"

The tattoo was done by Caz Williamson at the shop.

Thanks to Victor for sharing his first tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!

Victor at Three Kings after getting inked at the ripe young age of 72
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