Getting Your Nails Done

I ran across Pahakaksonen’s nail bed tattoo in the gallery today and it got me thinking that although we’ve talked about nail bed tattoos before I don’t know that I’ve ever seen one where the nail has fully regrown.

Giving directions just got way easier

Giving directions just got way easier

 I would imagine that healing a missing fingernail isn’t the easiest thing in the world, so the fact that more ink didn’t fall out of this is pretty neat. I can clearly tell what it is, and I wonder if it will hold up as well (or better) than a conventional tattoo.

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Something Special in Gold

Following up the post I made earlier today about the great new tattooing that Lucky Diamond Rich is getting I wanted to remind people that he’s also a tattoo artist at Jinxproof Tattoo Studio in Geelong, Victoria. This little thumb skull — and who doesn’t love skull thumbs? — that he did for Tonii particularly caught my eye because it’s got one of those special little touches that 99.9% of the time you’ll only see if you know what to look for. Meaning, that it’s something that’ll bring one of those sneaky smiles to the wearer’s face when they’re reminded of it as they look down at their hands, creeping out everyone else at the funeral (or whatever). If you haven’t noticed it yet even with all that hinting — the skull has a gold tooth. Little details like this really separate the wheat from the chaff.

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