Saturday, February 16, 2019

The Sleeves of Annie and Griffin

Back in September, I met a couple, Annie and Griffin, walking in lower Manhattan. They were fully-sleeved and, although I don't often feature sleeves because they are hard to truly capture in a two-dimension setting, their work was remarkable.

First up is Annie, whose work was done by Kahlil Rintye (@kahlilrintye) at Ed Hardy's Tattoo City (@tattoo_city) in San Francisco.

Annie told me she has a Japanese aesthetic and that she just told Kahlil what she wanted and he designed it:





That rooster and colorful sleeve are really quite beautiful!

Annie's travelling companion Griffin, on the other hand, had a sleeve in black and gray, inspired by the work of HR Giger (@giger_art).



He referred to the figure above as his guardian angel.


Griffin's work was by Dustin Burt (@dustinburtart) at Sugar City Tattoo (@sugarcitytattoo) in Crockett, California.

Thanks to Annie and Griffin for sharing their sleeves with us here on Tattoosday!

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Ona's Heron

This past summer, I met Ona near my office on Exchange Place in lower Manhattan. I spotted this bird on her leg and had to ask her about it.

Ona explained to me that this is a heron:


She credited the work to an artist named Darren "Hubba Hubba" Floughton (@weirdartofhubbahubba), from the venerable Seattle Tattoo Emporium (@seattletattooemporium). Hubba Hubba has been tattooing at the shop since 1990, which has been open since 1941!

I know this tattoo is a little worn, but Ona got it back in December 1993, so I'd say it has held up pretty well!

She explained that she had been thinking of getting a sad fairy from the Big Book of Fairies, but the night before she was supposed to get the tattoo, she found this heron in a volume that she picked up at Tower Books.

Thanks to Ona for sharing her cool heron tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!

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