Tribal Facial Tattoos and Beards

This photo got taken of a Swiss guy at the London Tattoo Convention this year… I like the juxtaposition between the three looks — tribal guy, aging biker/rock guy, and dude in a suit — but I also wanted to say that almost always facial tattoos look better with a beard. I’m not sure why… I think maybe it’s because a beard sits “over” the tattoo in the z-index, so it pulls the tattoo deeper into their being aesthetically.

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Shannon Larratt is the founder of BME (1994) and its former editor and publisher. After a four year hiatus between 2008 and 2012, Shannon is back adding his commentary to ModBlog. It should be noted that any comments in these entries are the opinion of Shannon Larratt and may or may not be shared by LLC or the other staff or members of BME. Entry text Copyright © Shannon Larratt. Reproduced under license by LLC. Pictures may be copyright to their respective owners. You can also find Shannon at Zentastic or on Facebook.

17 thoughts on “Tribal Facial Tattoos and Beards

  1. This guy was fascinated by me and just came right up and stared at me. I figure dif anyone has a fee pass to stare it’s someone with a facial tattoo. We had a huge language barrier, but from what little English he did speak, he was a super nice guy.

  2. Hehe, Z index. Shannon, you’re such a nerd.

    That being said, my calc teacher in highschool (and I completely went along with it) wanted to get T-shirts that said, “I know my asymptote from a hole in the graph.”

  3. No, its because youre used to looking at western omlettes and bullet holes, and anything even slightly less asthetically horrific is beautiful.

    You’ve burned out your retinas.

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