Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tattoosday's First Ambigram Tattoo

Now that we have the horrific ink-hiding months of January and February behind us, I was looking forward to seeing what March provided.

I was rewarded by the cooperation of Brian, who shared this, one of his five tattoos:

For those readers unfamiliar with ambigrams, they are designs that reveal images or words from both perspectives.

Brian's tattoo, for example, reads "Life" from this perspective. But, when flipped, reads "Death". In this case, a perfect dichotomy, with each word opposing the other.

The better ambigrams have a correlating juxtaposition, emulating a yin and yang approach to the art form.

Brian got this done by Melissa at Sparrow Tattoo in West Hempstead, New York.

I must say, as ambigram tattoos go, this one is pretty cool, and I'm happy to have it be the first of its kind featured here on the site.

Thanks to Brian for sharing his life/death tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!

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