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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