Dragon Tattoo

I recently met a really cool tattooed French Canadian powerlifter and talked to him for a while about body modification… He’d mentioned that one of the goals with tattooing for him was not just seeking out a good tattoo, but more of a quest for the “vibe” that the combination of tattoos would put off — so it’s not so much that the tattoo has to be aesthetically perfect; it just has to move you toward your overall body goal of “looking tough” (or whatever). Now, normally I’d laugh off something like that as fakery and poserism, but trust me — this guy’s a professional powerlifter and definitely has the underlying strength to back up the claims.

Anyway… Got a bit distracted there with that story, but this dragon tattoo by Yayo at Blue Demon Ink in Huntington Park, California reminded me to tell it. And I thought that readers would like the photo too because it’s a nice candid portrait shot.

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    Posted on 03-28-2006 22:21:34 by Kendra
    Thats one hell of a dragon! Wow!

    And the boy is very cute too! :D

    Posted on 03-29-2006 00:59:54 by Amber
    Verrry cute boy :)

    Posted on 03-29-2006 02:26:29 by Joe
    it’s not so much that the tattoo has to be aesthetically perfect; it just has to move you toward your overall body goal of “looking tough” (or whatever).

    Isn’t that what everyone’s trying to do? I feel like I’ve heard the idea of trying to make one’s external appearance match one’s internal self-image repeated over and over, in different ways and by lots of different people.

    And consider the tattoo styles typically worn by bikers and gangsta-rap fans (for example)–I don’t think that aesthetic perfection is high on the list of goals.

    Posted on 03-29-2006 03:07:41 by Aretha
    I am loving this guy. Total hottie.

    Posted on 03-29-2006 03:11:24 by dream3r
    ditto, aretha.

    Posted on 03-29-2006 07:26:31 by sinophile
    Love the shot and the dragon.

    Posted on 03-29-2006 11:54:46 by LostSally000
    I tottally agree with Joe…

    Posted on 03-29-2006 18:15:05 by katie
    what a cutie– he has great skin and beautiful eyes.

    Posted on 03-30-2006 00:25:35 by nymphette
    I looked at this picture 3 times before I noticed the tattoo. :P Very hot.

    Posted on 03-30-2006 09:04:13 by beirona
    I really hope he isn’t the power lifter mentiond in the article..

    Posted on 03-30-2006 09:50:47 by Sade
    mmm,sexy brown skinned man with tattoos…yes,give more please!

    Posted on 03-30-2006 14:55:21 by t the guy shannon is talking about.

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    beirona He’s not the guy shannon is talking about.

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    ere with that story, but this dragon tattoo by Yayo at Blue Demon Ink in Huntington Park, California reminded me to tell it.”

    Posted on 03-30-2006 16:13:52 by pr0ncess
    The boy is hothothot but I keep getting distracted because it looks like he’s wearing Pampers/nappies/diapers.

    Posted on 03-30-2006 18:35:16 by kuroneko711
    Joe, i disagree. For myself, I am an artist, and for me, its just another form of art to me. i dont think my tattoos make me look tough at all…i hope not :X

    Posted on 04-01-2006 11:14:10 by Jets
    I agree with Joe. Not all of my tattoos are gorgeous, but they’re all “me.”

    Posted on 04-01-2006 11:14:25 by Jets
    PS: That guy is hot ^_^

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