Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Mara's Stickman

Mara, an acquaintance of my wife Melanie, struck up a conversation with her in the fall and, when it came to one of her tattoos, Melanie encouraged Mara to send me the following photo:


Music fans may or may not recognize the "Stickman," but Pearl Jam fans know it well. An icon of the band it its early days, the symbol is still recognized as a universal figure in the band's canon.

Mara told me, "My stickman looks like he’s singing Black (I know he’s technically from Alive, but I love Black too)." 


She added that, "The notes are the melody to the line: Tattooed all I see, all I am, all I’ll be..."



Thanks to Mara for sharing her cool tattoo with us on Tattoosday!

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Stephanie's Lovely Half-Sleeve

Yesterday, I posted some stunning work (here) on Nicole, a woman I met from Brazil when passing through Battery Park. She and her sister Stephanie were standing in line for the ferry to the Statue of Liberty and they both had amazing work.

Stephanie also had some great tattoos, including this half-sleeve, punctuated with cherry blossoms:



Stephanie told me that several artists worked on her sleeve, but she credits Lucas Andrade (@lucasandradetattoo) in São Paulo with making the tattoo how it appears today. Lucas also did her sister's work and really did an amazing job. I love how the color on the blossoms really jumps off the skin. This is such a beautiful half-sleeve!

Many thanks to Stephanie (and Nicole) for sharing their lovely tattoos with us here on Tattoosday!

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Nicole's Stunning Tattoos

Last summer, while strolling in Battery Park during a lunch break, I met Nicole, from São Paulo, Brazil. She was kind enough to let me take photos of the beautiful tattoo work she has running from her arm up to her neck: 


The black and gray floral work seems to be growing out of a face:



I didn't get much detail from her, but did find out her artist is Lucas Andrade (@lucasandradetattoo) in São Paulo.

Muito obrigado to Nicole for sharing her lovely tattoos with us here on Tattoosday!

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Soraya's Amazing Tattoos Honor Her Family History

Last summer, down by the New York Stock Exchange, I met Soraya, who was visiting the city from Porto Allegre, Brazil. She shared some amazing work dedicated to her family, starting with this stunning black and gray portrait of her mother:


The compass is part of the overall theme of her sleeve, honoring her family's rich tradition as explorers. Thus, she has this amazing ship:


And this lighthouse:


As well as this chart and compass rose:


Soraya credited the artist Verani Fontana (@veranifontanatattoo) at Verani Tattoo (@veranitattoo) in Porto Allegre.

Thanks to Soraya for sharing this amazing work with us here on Tattoosday!

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Saturday, May 4, 2019

May the 4th Beer With You (Repost)

The following is a repost from late last summer. IT seems appropriate to re-share today.

Last week, on our way back from Washington, D.C., we pulled into the John Fenwick Service Plaza on the New Jersey Turnpike for a quick bathroom break. As we were leaving the building, my wife Melanie exclaimed, "Bill, did you see that guy's tattoo?" She was referring to a gentleman who had just walked in as we were walking out. "Go," she told me, "you have to talk to him!"

And talk to him I did. His name was Bryan and he was happy to share this pure awesomeness:


As someone with a nod to Pabst Blue Ribbon in my own ink, this mash-up of a PBR can and R2-D2 from Star Wars ranks up there as one of my favorite tattoos. It's just plain fun.

Bryan credited an artist named Bryan Merck (@bmerck_ink) who works out of Evolution Tattoo in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Bryan had previously worked at the now-defunct Deep Six Tattoo in Philadelphia.

Bryan also shared this new tattoo he got over the summer:


For those unfamiliar with National Bohemian, that one-eyed chap is "Natty Boh," who graces labels of the regional mid-Atlantic beer.
Thanks to Bryan for sharing his awesome tattoos with us here on Tattoosday!


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