Mantis Religiosa

Nope, it’s not a “summoning spell” cast by Harry Potter (1, 2, 3), it’s a Praying Mantis tattoo by Ken of Skin Flix Tattoos, Brunswick, Ohio.

Photo by Flashone Photography.

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43 thoughts on “Mantis Religiosa

  1. It’s nice to see work from my hometown being recognized, especially since it’s a relatively small suburb of cleveland.

    Beautiful tattoo on a beautiful woman!

  2. It’s nice to see work from my hometown being recognized, especially since it’s a relatively small suburb of cleveland.

    Beautiful tattoo on a beautiful woman!

  3. the picture is GORGEOUS!
    but I’m not sure if it’s the shadows or the jeans, but it looks like she has a huge bush poppin’ out.

  4. That’s gotta be a joke… My sister just brought me a Praying Religiosa. Its one of my favorite animals :D Fantastic tattoo!

  5. alright… this has to be said.

    I’m as straight as a toothpick…. but some women are just…. WOW.
    She is absolutely beautiful and what a gorgeous idea for a tattoo!

    I found a mantis in my backyard yesterday and named him Winston :)

  6. gorgeous photograph! love the way she posed, it compliments her tattoo pluuuus beautiful girl is a ++++++

  7. my tattoo is in a similar spot but lower… and it was most painful towards the top of it.

    that must’ve killed. props, it looks hot.

  8. Far too skinny, I hate it when you can see the ribcage and hipbones, it’s terrifying. The way she sucks in her stomach reminds me of the girls on those pro-ana communities. Give me a girl with a couple of curves any day, mmm.

    OT: Lovely tattoo, I really love the placement :)

  9. Can’t we play nice?

    She’s arching back a tad bit that’s why you can see her ribs.

    But I love love love her fair skin and how great the linework looks against it.

  10. “No, we can’t take a picture of just the tattoo itself! The rest of me has to be in it. Oh, and topless, too. Oh, and let me make a “sexy” pose. Yes, this photo is just about the tattoo.”

    Attention whore spotted!

  11. I agree with Bleck, this would have been a much better photo if she was making a non-sexy pose, and we couldn’t see her face, and she was wearing a shirt over her tattoo.
    Some girls need so much attention, geeze!

  12. I think it’s funny- I never even knew this was modblogged until just now- This photo was from a recent shoot at the time, and the photographer wasn’t TRYING to just take a photo of the tattoo :)

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