You call yourself a Misfits fan?

Damn!!!! I really think this is the most intense facial tattoo I’ve ever seen in terms of radically transforming a person’s interaction with the rest of the world… and speaking as someone with a facial tattoo, I definitely feel like this is going to be a shock to his system. Very, very intense; I’m seriously impressed at the size of his FTW balls… Turning your face into a death mask is, just… wow…

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Click for a closer view of these facial Misfits skull tattoos by Frank at Derm FX Tattoo in Montreal. Seriously, I wasn’t going to post today, but when we got this submission, I just had to share it. Wow.

1,674 thoughts on “You call yourself a Misfits fan?

  1. ohmegee!
    Thats some transformation.
    I wonder where he works, and how many old women he’ll meet on the streets that will ask him stupid questions and touch his face.
    At least its a REALLY nice tattoo.

  2. ohmegee!
    Thats some transformation.
    I wonder where he works, and how many old women he’ll meet on the streets that will ask him stupid questions and touch his face.
    At least its a REALLY nice tattoo.

  3. I think I speak for everyone when I say:

    FUCK ME THAT IS INCREDIBLE.

    I mean, it ain’t for me and yeah, the guy has guts but wow, I’m just.. blimey..

  4. I think I speak for everyone when I say:

    FUCK ME THAT IS INCREDIBLE.

    I mean, it ain’t for me and yeah, the guy has guts but wow, I’m just.. blimey..

  5. This guy has a pair of golden balls… fucking amazing!!!! I love it!…. but im still on the WOOOOOWWWWW

  6. This guy has a pair of golden balls… fucking amazing!!!! I love it!…. but im still on the WOOOOOWWWWW

  7. that… is amazing.
    definitely a very, very talented artist.
    aesthetics aside, i hate to sound like a nerd, but there’s a psychological goldmine there… i’d be really interested if somebody could interview him about why he made the decision to change his face so drastically, how people have reacted to it, if he’s had any problems coping with having a face that’s no longer a face since he got it done… any chance of making that happen shannon?

    absolutely amazing.

  8. that… is amazing.
    definitely a very, very talented artist.
    aesthetics aside, i hate to sound like a nerd, but there’s a psychological goldmine there… i’d be really interested if somebody could interview him about why he made the decision to change his face so drastically, how people have reacted to it, if he’s had any problems coping with having a face that’s no longer a face since he got it done… any chance of making that happen shannon?

    absolutely amazing.

  9. Incredible.
    And thank god he went to a good artist. I see so many facial tattoos and it’s just shit work. This is impressive and really striking. I love it.

  10. Incredible.
    And thank god he went to a good artist. I see so many facial tattoos and it’s just shit work. This is impressive and really striking. I love it.

  11. I certainly wonder what the marked man does from day to day? Really quite breathtaking work!
    Also, BTW the link didn’t work for the site!

  12. I certainly wonder what the marked man does from day to day? Really quite breathtaking work!
    Also, BTW the link didn’t work for the site!

  13. Beautiful work…
    but for some reason looking at him makes me feel ill in the pit of my stomach. If that were me I do not think I would stay healthy mentally for very long if the only way I could see myself was as a corpse.

  14. Beautiful work…
    but for some reason looking at him makes me feel ill in the pit of my stomach. If that were me I do not think I would stay healthy mentally for very long if the only way I could see myself was as a corpse.

  15. He must really be a major fan. Yeah big cojones indeed, craziness. he must get stared alot at now. Nice tattoo also. Im sorta stuck for words to say because im still trying to process it…

  16. He must really be a major fan. Yeah big cojones indeed, craziness. he must get stared alot at now. Nice tattoo also. Im sorta stuck for words to say because im still trying to process it…

  17. I can’t help but think that he looks so young under that. Yeah, under that. The concept is astounding, but I imagine it must look very fake until you get up close. He’s going to make a good number of people faint and children become very wide-eyed for the rest of his days.
    Please post a healed photo if/when it comes in!

  18. I can’t help but think that he looks so young under that. Yeah, under that. The concept is astounding, but I imagine it must look very fake until you get up close. He’s going to make a good number of people faint and children become very wide-eyed for the rest of his days.
    Please post a healed photo if/when it comes in!

  19. The way it transforms his face is really amazing. After staring for a while, I noticed the bridge piercing and thought “Wait, how did they pierce through bone?” He sure fooled me…

  20. The way it transforms his face is really amazing. After staring for a while, I noticed the bridge piercing and thought “Wait, how did they pierce through bone?” He sure fooled me…

  21. i think it looks cool, but…as a tattooed person hating the following question, i can’t help but wonder if he will regret that later? his life is going to change so much from now on…good on him though, he def has balls.

  22. i think it looks cool, but…as a tattooed person hating the following question, i can’t help but wonder if he will regret that later? his life is going to change so much from now on…good on him though, he def has balls.

  23. wow

    he’s so pretty.. muahah. i can’t concentrate on the tattoo, eventhough it’s all over his face xD

  24. wow

    he’s so pretty.. muahah. i can’t concentrate on the tattoo, eventhough it’s all over his face xD

  25. Is it just me or does he look like a full of acne, russian looking nerd?
    I mean, thats a great work by the artist, but common..
    that guy just looks ugly “whearing” this.

  26. Is it just me or does he look like a full of acne, russian looking nerd?
    I mean, thats a great work by the artist, but common..
    that guy just looks ugly “whearing” this.

  27. that’s really beautiful, I would love to see a tatoo of all the facial muscles too in their correct anatomical positions…

  28. that’s really beautiful, I would love to see a tatoo of all the facial muscles too in their correct anatomical positions…

  29. Fuck, that is both a seriously eye opening tattoo as well as an example of facial work done RIGHT! If it wasn’t for the fact that it looks good techincally I really don’t think this would work for me, but still, wow. That’s sure one to explain to the parents!

  30. Fuck, that is both a seriously eye opening tattoo as well as an example of facial work done RIGHT! If it wasn’t for the fact that it looks good techincally I really don’t think this would work for me, but still, wow. That’s sure one to explain to the parents!

  31. I would never step into one’s personal space and sure as hell never touch a stranger’s tattoos but damn I have the strongest urge to trace my fingers over this. Especailly the cheek bones. It is amazing work.

  32. I would never step into one’s personal space and sure as hell never touch a stranger’s tattoos but damn I have the strongest urge to trace my fingers over this. Especailly the cheek bones. It is amazing work.

  33. WOW
    I admire him, because I’m one of those people who have hidden mods to make their life in this world easier. Someone asked if he was missing some teeth. I think that he has two more, since I counted 34 and there should be 32, but when you have a scull on your face, why not add some extra teeth :o))))))
    Anyway, the tattoo looks great.

  34. WOW
    I admire him, because I’m one of those people who have hidden mods to make their life in this world easier. Someone asked if he was missing some teeth. I think that he has two more, since I counted 34 and there should be 32, but when you have a scull on your face, why not add some extra teeth :o))))))
    Anyway, the tattoo looks great.

  35. For those curious as to what he does for a living: he works at a convenience store down the street from where i live. He’s a nice guy, everybody gets along with him. 🙂

    The black circles around the eyes are older than the rest of the tattoo. If i recall correctly, there’s also a little bit of cover-up work being done there as well.

  36. For those curious as to what he does for a living: he works at a convenience store down the street from where i live. He’s a nice guy, everybody gets along with him. 🙂

    The black circles around the eyes are older than the rest of the tattoo. If i recall correctly, there’s also a little bit of cover-up work being done there as well.

  37. Yeah, if you look closely at this picture you can see that the black around the eyes is older. Very cool that the store didn’t take issue with his tattoos by the way.

  38. Yeah, if you look closely at this picture you can see that the black around the eyes is older. Very cool that the store didn’t take issue with his tattoos by the way.

  39. Goddamnit that looks stupid. Really nice work making yourself look like retard for the rest of your life. I feel sorry for him.

  40. Goddamnit that looks stupid. Really nice work making yourself look like retard for the rest of your life. I feel sorry for him.

  41. wow!
    this is amazing work, lucky he went to someone good for such a dramatic tattoo
    the gums and teeth are my favorite part…they look fuckin amazing.

  42. wow!
    this is amazing work, lucky he went to someone good for such a dramatic tattoo
    the gums and teeth are my favorite part…they look fuckin amazing.

  43. Holy hell, I wouldn’t get it myself, but i’ll be damned if thats not the coolest thing I have ever seen, EVER.

  44. Holy hell, I wouldn’t get it myself, but i’ll be damned if thats not the coolest thing I have ever seen, EVER.

  45. I’m kind of in awe. Its really good work. And i like that.

    I couldn’t imagine having something this extreme done myself though. The boy has some seriously enormous bollocks, there’s no way of denying that.

    I also would love to read an interview with him. Shannon, any chance?

  46. I’m kind of in awe. Its really good work. And i like that.

    I couldn’t imagine having something this extreme done myself though. The boy has some seriously enormous bollocks, there’s no way of denying that.

    I also would love to read an interview with him. Shannon, any chance?

  47. i’d love to read the interview too. He’s sort of made himself into a living memento mori.

  48. i’d love to read the interview too. He’s sort of made himself into a living memento mori.

  49. I agree with goomy, how does this tattoo look with different facial expressions? And I’d love to see this guy with a beard, I think that would look pretty interesting 🙂

  50. I agree with goomy, how does this tattoo look with different facial expressions? And I’d love to see this guy with a beard, I think that would look pretty interesting 🙂

  51. FUCK MY FACE, that is quite mindblowingly freakish. Wonderful, really really wonderful.. well done, and yeah, he must have bollocks the size of mexico.

  52. FUCK MY FACE, that is quite mindblowingly freakish. Wonderful, really really wonderful.. well done, and yeah, he must have bollocks the size of mexico.

  53. I just don’t understand why. It seems like a bad idea to me.

    That’s not to say I think it’s wrong in anyway; I simply can’t rationalize it to myself.

  54. I just don’t understand why. It seems like a bad idea to me.

    That’s not to say I think it’s wrong in anyway; I simply can’t rationalize it to myself.

  55. I agree with needing an interview. Shannon, drop everything else and get on that!

    Does he need to get the good ole’ DMV mugshot changed? I could see this not going over too well at a sobriety checkpoint. “Son, why you wearing that face paint in July?…Outta the car!!!”

  56. I agree with needing an interview. Shannon, drop everything else and get on that!

    Does he need to get the good ole’ DMV mugshot changed? I could see this not going over too well at a sobriety checkpoint. “Son, why you wearing that face paint in July?…Outta the car!!!”

  57. I’ve been looking at it more and I think the effect would be even further enhanced if he was not wearing visible septum jewellery, because the ring really brings his nose forward, instead of letting your eyes get drawn back as the tattoo intends.

    It’s the kind of tattoo that you can’t stop looking at!

  58. I’ve been looking at it more and I think the effect would be even further enhanced if he was not wearing visible septum jewellery, because the ring really brings his nose forward, instead of letting your eyes get drawn back as the tattoo intends.

    It’s the kind of tattoo that you can’t stop looking at!

  59. That’s so amazing. I really respect this guy for his conviction. Some people hide all of their mods, but this guy wears his on his face.

    If I had that kind of balls, I’d have Jason’s hockey mask tattooed over my face.

  60. That’s so amazing. I really respect this guy for his conviction. Some people hide all of their mods, but this guy wears his on his face.

    If I had that kind of balls, I’d have Jason’s hockey mask tattooed over my face.

  61. the first comment was exactly what i was going to say. HARD FUCKING CORE !!!! good for you man. i thought i was a big misfits fan, but holy shit. i hope you are happy with the work. you should fuck with small children. i would.

  62. the first comment was exactly what i was going to say. HARD FUCKING CORE !!!! good for you man. i thought i was a big misfits fan, but holy shit. i hope you are happy with the work. you should fuck with small children. i would.

  63. humm…balls the size of mexico…mascaras del dia de los muertos…I wonder if we’ll start seeing masks-like facials…

  64. humm…balls the size of mexico…mascaras del dia de los muertos…I wonder if we’ll start seeing masks-like facials…

  65. in response to #36, I meant that the Misfits logo, the Crimson Ghost, has teeth missing on the top and bottom jaw. Thats all.

  66. in response to #36, I meant that the Misfits logo, the Crimson Ghost, has teeth missing on the top and bottom jaw. Thats all.

  67. I know that there is s battery of pshycological analyses that one
    must pass before undergoing a sex change. With a radical transformation like this, you’d think there should at least be some sort of pre-screening process.. I worked in a shop tattooing this last summer, and would always concern myself with wether or not the client was gonna regret their tattoo years down the road. I just wonder, did the artist who executed this piece (technically wonderful) ask this client about his
    motivations, or was he like, “Get in th’ chair!” five minutes after the guy walked in…

  68. I know that there is s battery of pshycological analyses that one
    must pass before undergoing a sex change. With a radical transformation like this, you’d think there should at least be some sort of pre-screening process.. I worked in a shop tattooing this last summer, and would always concern myself with wether or not the client was gonna regret their tattoo years down the road. I just wonder, did the artist who executed this piece (technically wonderful) ask this client about his
    motivations, or was he like, “Get in th’ chair!” five minutes after the guy walked in…

  69. that is AMAZING! i was thinkin about doin somethin like that a while ago but i soooooooo dont got the guts to really do it

  70. that is AMAZING! i was thinkin about doin somethin like that a while ago but i soooooooo dont got the guts to really do it

  71. Im suprised this isnt getting the same negative feedback as the man with the word stupid tattooed across his forhead. Double standard much? I jus think its funny that something so insignificant that can be easliy covered up with makeup gets so many negative comments but because the misfits tattoo looks cool(and its a tribute to the misfits) ITS AWESOME!-
    regardless, the tattoo kicks ass.

  72. Im suprised this isnt getting the same negative feedback as the man with the word stupid tattooed across his forhead. Double standard much? I jus think its funny that something so insignificant that can be easliy covered up with makeup gets so many negative comments but because the misfits tattoo looks cool(and its a tribute to the misfits) ITS AWESOME!-
    regardless, the tattoo kicks ass.

  73. That is the single freakiest thing I have ever seen on this site. I’m staring at the picture trying to imagine having sex with him.

  74. That is the single freakiest thing I have ever seen on this site. I’m staring at the picture trying to imagine having sex with him.

  75. holy fucking christ on a crutch! that is by far the most intesnse thing i’ve ever seen! my hats off to that wonderful man and the artist who had a hand in this!

  76. holy fucking christ on a crutch! that is by far the most intesnse thing i’ve ever seen! my hats off to that wonderful man and the artist who had a hand in this!

  77. It will be a wonderful day when such a beautiful tattoo will be appreciated by all who see it.

  78. It will be a wonderful day when such a beautiful tattoo will be appreciated by all who see it.

  79. OMFG! I really love facial work but this.. this is just too much for me. I really consider myself a VERY openminded person but but… omFg!! Yeah, I guess I can applaud him for his guts and compliment the artist for his work but still.. Sorry guys, go flame me if you want to, just posting what I feel right now.

  80. OMFG! I really love facial work but this.. this is just too much for me. I really consider myself a VERY openminded person but but… omFg!! Yeah, I guess I can applaud him for his guts and compliment the artist for his work but still.. Sorry guys, go flame me if you want to, just posting what I feel right now.

  81. funny, the first think i noticed was the color of his eyes.

    and, someone needs to interview him. immediately. no argument about it.

  82. funny, the first think i noticed was the color of his eyes.

    and, someone needs to interview him. immediately. no argument about it.

  83. Interesting how people are all “Good on ya” for this, but reacted so negatively to Michelle’s tattoos a while ago. (And yeah, I freely own that I was wrong then about whether she had problems she was struggling with.) It’s interesting to me the different flavors of shock, and how they work.

    Personally this one actually manages to weird me out. I don’t know why, and I certainly don’t think I’m being wise or sensible about it. I certainly don’t think he shouldn’t have gotten it. But I find it creepy somehow.

  84. Interesting how people are all “Good on ya” for this, but reacted so negatively to Michelle’s tattoos a while ago. (And yeah, I freely own that I was wrong then about whether she had problems she was struggling with.) It’s interesting to me the different flavors of shock, and how they work.

    Personally this one actually manages to weird me out. I don’t know why, and I certainly don’t think I’m being wise or sensible about it. I certainly don’t think he shouldn’t have gotten it. But I find it creepy somehow.

  85. Im with comment # 74 and 77 on this, imagine having sex with the guy, u’d need to serisously trust and know each other well lol. Amazing work!

  86. Im with comment # 74 and 77 on this, imagine having sex with the guy, u’d need to serisously trust and know each other well lol. Amazing work!

  87. I would hate to have that done to me. I like who I am and I like seeing my own ‘original’ face when I look in the mirror. It would make me sad to think that I’d never be able to see my face the natural way again.

    Then again, I guess it is no different than getting a nose job or some other kind of plastic surgery to alter your face. I’d never do that either…

    That being said, I have to agree that the artist did an incredibly wonderful job.

  88. I would hate to have that done to me. I like who I am and I like seeing my own ‘original’ face when I look in the mirror. It would make me sad to think that I’d never be able to see my face the natural way again.

    Then again, I guess it is no different than getting a nose job or some other kind of plastic surgery to alter your face. I’d never do that either…

    That being said, I have to agree that the artist did an incredibly wonderful job.

  89. It’s amazing, I want to touch it, such lovely work.
    I suppose if he wants to have the no tattoo look, there’s always dermablend.
    The tattoo has changed the shape of his whole face, I can’t visualise what he’d look like without it.
    Kudos for conviction.

  90. It’s amazing, I want to touch it, such lovely work.
    I suppose if he wants to have the no tattoo look, there’s always dermablend.
    The tattoo has changed the shape of his whole face, I can’t visualise what he’d look like without it.
    Kudos for conviction.

  91. Fascinating. Even as I’ve been reading the comments I can’t help but go back and look at the pictures again and again… I’ll fifteenth (or whatever the count is up to) the request for an interview.

  92. Fascinating. Even as I’ve been reading the comments I can’t help but go back and look at the pictures again and again… I’ll fifteenth (or whatever the count is up to) the request for an interview.

  93. wow imagine walking up to that guy in a little alley at night, or waking up next to him. that would get a few screams and shrieks out of me for the first couple of nights.

  94. wow imagine walking up to that guy in a little alley at night, or waking up next to him. that would get a few screams and shrieks out of me for the first couple of nights.

  95. Is that the guy who beat-up Daniel in Karate Kid?
    I like the work, but the jawline from the side looks a bit sloppy in comparison with the rest.

  96. Is that the guy who beat-up Daniel in Karate Kid?
    I like the work, but the jawline from the side looks a bit sloppy in comparison with the rest.

  97. It’s an amazing tattoo, and great work, but what a huge leap to take… He looks so young; I can’t imagine living out the rest of my days as a skull. How freaky will it be when he’s 90 and close to death?!

  98. It’s an amazing tattoo, and great work, but what a huge leap to take… He looks so young; I can’t imagine living out the rest of my days as a skull. How freaky will it be when he’s 90 and close to death?!

  99. Wow. YOU GO BOY!!!!! Some of the entries on Modblog makes me wonder about the people years from now… i’m talking 20, 40 years from now. I hope BME will still be running and updating us all about these things. But seriously, amazing.

  100. Wow. YOU GO BOY!!!!! Some of the entries on Modblog makes me wonder about the people years from now… i’m talking 20, 40 years from now. I hope BME will still be running and updating us all about these things. But seriously, amazing.

  101. That’s a pretty remarkable factial transformation.

    This is one that needs some hindsight. I really want to hear how life changes for this guy…

  102. That’s a pretty remarkable factial transformation.

    This is one that needs some hindsight. I really want to hear how life changes for this guy…

  103. I’m afraid I’m with the geekier end of the spectrum – 32 teeth (post 36), and it doesn’t look like where the bones would actually sit under his skin. However, these might both be adjustments that make the tattoo work better aesthetically, I can’t quit picture it, and the tattoo does look damn good.

    Also as others have said, I can’t quite imagine waking up every morning to find myself dead – though, it took me quite some time to get used to waking up every morning to having a silvery ball under my lips, or brightly coloured hair when I used to dye it 🙂

    Huge balls, yes, and if you can get used to it, I’m impressed 🙂

  104. I’m afraid I’m with the geekier end of the spectrum – 32 teeth (post 36), and it doesn’t look like where the bones would actually sit under his skin. However, these might both be adjustments that make the tattoo work better aesthetically, I can’t quit picture it, and the tattoo does look damn good.

    Also as others have said, I can’t quite imagine waking up every morning to find myself dead – though, it took me quite some time to get used to waking up every morning to having a silvery ball under my lips, or brightly coloured hair when I used to dye it 🙂

    Huge balls, yes, and if you can get used to it, I’m impressed 🙂

  105. Oh – and I also would really appreciate photos of him pulling different expressions! I’m hugely curious about how it moves with his face!

  106. Oh – and I also would really appreciate photos of him pulling different expressions! I’m hugely curious about how it moves with his face!

  107. Geez. I dunno – regardless of how well this tattoo was executed, it makes me feel it’s a serious step too far. The way you and society react to each other could never begin to be anywhere near normal. And I feel equally uncomfortable at those people in here cheering from the sidelines – I get the feeling they’d be cheering just as lustily if he were about to take his head off with a chainsaw.

  108. Geez. I dunno – regardless of how well this tattoo was executed, it makes me feel it’s a serious step too far. The way you and society react to each other could never begin to be anywhere near normal. And I feel equally uncomfortable at those people in here cheering from the sidelines – I get the feeling they’d be cheering just as lustily if he were about to take his head off with a chainsaw.

  109. shit, this guy just redefined hardcore… Websters, I expect to see this guy’s picture next to hardcore in next years dictionary.

  110. shit, this guy just redefined hardcore… Websters, I expect to see this guy’s picture next to hardcore in next years dictionary.

  111. Well, everyone’s gotta be unique somehow. While it might be fine to say “Fuck society” society will fuck you back. Big balls? I guess.

    /hates the misfits

  112. Well, everyone’s gotta be unique somehow. While it might be fine to say “Fuck society” society will fuck you back. Big balls? I guess.

    /hates the misfits

  113. I’m with the people that wonder how young this guy is. I worry about the youngsters who make such dramatic changes to their bodies, like I did, and then regret it 5 years down the line when you start to mature a little. Although I think that about a lot of the people that I see here.

  114. I’m with the people that wonder how young this guy is. I worry about the youngsters who make such dramatic changes to their bodies, like I did, and then regret it 5 years down the line when you start to mature a little. Although I think that about a lot of the people that I see here.

  115. It’s interesting that the initial reaction is so universal. Regardless of like, dislike, or other opinions formed after taking it in, everyone seems to have the same first reaction: to really take notice, almost in a high-alert fashion.

    I think this could be similar to the way a baby’s cry is so alerting and distracting. There are certain sounds and images that seem to universally heighten our senses. It seems plausible that an increase in sensual acuity, prompted by sounds of babies’ cries or images of human skulls, would have been an evolutionary advantage for humans. Perhaps this is the reason we all find this so striking.

  116. It’s interesting that the initial reaction is so universal. Regardless of like, dislike, or other opinions formed after taking it in, everyone seems to have the same first reaction: to really take notice, almost in a high-alert fashion.

    I think this could be similar to the way a baby’s cry is so alerting and distracting. There are certain sounds and images that seem to universally heighten our senses. It seems plausible that an increase in sensual acuity, prompted by sounds of babies’ cries or images of human skulls, would have been an evolutionary advantage for humans. Perhaps this is the reason we all find this so striking.

  117. i want to see show pics of his face “in action.”

    like smiling, talking, etc. that is the real test to see how good the tattoo is, if it moves correctly with his face.

    i also think they should add some shading to his forehead, it looks like they “skipped” that part of the canvas.

  118. i want to see show pics of his face “in action.”

    like smiling, talking, etc. that is the real test to see how good the tattoo is, if it moves correctly with his face.

    i also think they should add some shading to his forehead, it looks like they “skipped” that part of the canvas.

  119. maybe this tattoo has nothing to do with the misfits and he just thought it would be an interesting concept? i like how the shadowing really draws in the hollows of his cheeks

  120. maybe this tattoo has nothing to do with the misfits and he just thought it would be an interesting concept? i like how the shadowing really draws in the hollows of his cheeks

  121. One more for an interview!
    And I agree this is way more psychologically disturbing/interesting than Michelle’s set of tattoos.

  122. One more for an interview!
    And I agree this is way more psychologically disturbing/interesting than Michelle’s set of tattoos.

  123. Honestly, I’ve never had much experience with Misfits, so it reminded me more of Shao Khan’s mask from Mortal Kombat (which isn’t a bad thing in the slightest).

    Besides that though, it’s a really interesting effect. Count me on the list of people that want to see an interview.

  124. Honestly, I’ve never had much experience with Misfits, so it reminded me more of Shao Khan’s mask from Mortal Kombat (which isn’t a bad thing in the slightest).

    Besides that though, it’s a really interesting effect. Count me on the list of people that want to see an interview.

  125. That’s some hardcore shit. It looks fucking awesome too. Kinda reminds me of that little black guy Jim Carrey has to fight in Ace Ventura..

    I respect this dude so much. Deffinately requires some major testicular fortitude to go through with this.

    Interview would be awesome, I wanna know more about this.

  126. That’s some hardcore shit. It looks fucking awesome too. Kinda reminds me of that little black guy Jim Carrey has to fight in Ace Ventura..

    I respect this dude so much. Deffinately requires some major testicular fortitude to go through with this.

    Interview would be awesome, I wanna know more about this.

  127. i think crazy unique tattoos are fucking hot.

    and he has gorgeous eyes! the black just makes them stand out a million times more.

  128. i think crazy unique tattoos are fucking hot.

    and he has gorgeous eyes! the black just makes them stand out a million times more.

  129. That is quite a dramatic change.

    Good for him to be willing to do such a thing. It’d be neat to see if he went through and touch up his eyelids to get them completely blacked-out.

    Very nice, though.

  130. That is quite a dramatic change.

    Good for him to be willing to do such a thing. It’d be neat to see if he went through and touch up his eyelids to get them completely blacked-out.

    Very nice, though.

  131. uhuh i agree about the eyelids, and maybe some forehead detail/shading would be a nice progression from this.

    i know i’m like the 115th person to say it, but i think this is freaking awesome.

  132. uhuh i agree about the eyelids, and maybe some forehead detail/shading would be a nice progression from this.

    i know i’m like the 115th person to say it, but i think this is freaking awesome.

  133. very very nice and very very interesting tattoo. I wonder if he questions his identity when looking in a mirror now? Or maybe this is his identity..

  134. very very nice and very very interesting tattoo. I wonder if he questions his identity when looking in a mirror now? Or maybe this is his identity..

  135. Wow. I wonder what inspired him to go this way with a Misfits tattoo? Its really wonderful and all… but wow! He definatly has way bigger balls than anyone I know!

  136. Wow. I wonder what inspired him to go this way with a Misfits tattoo? Its really wonderful and all… but wow! He definatly has way bigger balls than anyone I know!

  137. Wow…
    He must really like this band that wasn’t that bad 20-something years ago. I wouldn’t otherwise know it!

  138. Wow…
    He must really like this band that wasn’t that bad 20-something years ago. I wouldn’t otherwise know it!

  139. you are possibly one of the stupidest fucks alive. why the FUCK would you do that to yourself. go shoot up a school already you fucking freak.

  140. you are possibly one of the stupidest fucks alive. why the FUCK would you do that to yourself. go shoot up a school already you fucking freak.

  141. he must have some serious psychological issues. it is one thing to maybe paint up that way every day, but when it doesn’t come off…i think i would want to kill myself….eeekkk

  142. he must have some serious psychological issues. it is one thing to maybe paint up that way every day, but when it doesn’t come off…i think i would want to kill myself….eeekkk

  143. WOW. i also wondered how old he was at first glance. one of the first things i noticed as the acne…but that could just be from A+D. that dude IS NOT fucking around. and good luck working at a convienence store…i worked at one with a sleeve and 3/4″ lobes and wanted to punch people in the throat. maybe he has more patience than i do…

  144. WOW. i also wondered how old he was at first glance. one of the first things i noticed as the acne…but that could just be from A+D. that dude IS NOT fucking around. and good luck working at a convienence store…i worked at one with a sleeve and 3/4″ lobes and wanted to punch people in the throat. maybe he has more patience than i do…

  145. Hands down the most absolutely beautiful tattoo I have ever seen. Especially considering that it’s basically something I’ve dreamt about doing myself for quite a few years now. I really sincerely hope he enjoys it as much as I imagine I would.

  146. Hands down the most absolutely beautiful tattoo I have ever seen. Especially considering that it’s basically something I’ve dreamt about doing myself for quite a few years now. I really sincerely hope he enjoys it as much as I imagine I would.

  147. I don’t care what kind of crap I get for saying this but I think this is a really dumb tattoo. I know everyone can do what they want with their body but everyone is also intitled to their own opinion, and mine is negative towards this. When I first saw the photos, before reading anything I hoped so much that this was just a cool halloween mask someone painted on. To my dismay it is a tattoo. No doubt the tattoo is done pretty well but come on! It just plain looks stupid. I sincerely hope this individual knows what he has done to himself and is ready for a life time of negative feedback in many different forms. Yes, he may have support from the body modification community but he most certainly will not have support anywhere in the outside world and I am afraid for what his future looks like. . Hopefully it is more positive and safe than what I am suspecting.

  148. I don’t care what kind of crap I get for saying this but I think this is a really dumb tattoo. I know everyone can do what they want with their body but everyone is also intitled to their own opinion, and mine is negative towards this. When I first saw the photos, before reading anything I hoped so much that this was just a cool halloween mask someone painted on. To my dismay it is a tattoo. No doubt the tattoo is done pretty well but come on! It just plain looks stupid. I sincerely hope this individual knows what he has done to himself and is ready for a life time of negative feedback in many different forms. Yes, he may have support from the body modification community but he most certainly will not have support anywhere in the outside world and I am afraid for what his future looks like. . Hopefully it is more positive and safe than what I am suspecting.

  149. Facial skull facial tat is totally beautifully but will he be able to live with it for the future. Being facially tatted the skull is not a image that would be one that the majority of people would appredciate except those of us that appreciate body modifications, artisits and others.

  150. Facial skull facial tat is totally beautifully but will he be able to live with it for the future. Being facially tatted the skull is not a image that would be one that the majority of people would appredciate except those of us that appreciate body modifications, artisits and others.

  151. I agree the tattoo in itself is amazing, really nice work. but i dont think it looks right because the teeth extend all the way across his face. from the side it looks fine. but from the front it just looks wierd. and you can add me to the interview petition as well!

  152. I agree the tattoo in itself is amazing, really nice work. but i dont think it looks right because the teeth extend all the way across his face. from the side it looks fine. but from the front it just looks wierd. and you can add me to the interview petition as well!

  153. wow!
    he has beautiful eyes (one of the first things i noticed btw)
    i too, would like to see him smile ; )
    must interview him!
    that is amazing work, just amazing. i hope there’s more behind it aside from being a misfits fan though.

  154. wow!
    he has beautiful eyes (one of the first things i noticed btw)
    i too, would like to see him smile ; )
    must interview him!
    that is amazing work, just amazing. i hope there’s more behind it aside from being a misfits fan though.

  155. holy shit. he is a carbon-copy of my ex, who committed suicide years ago. they could be twins. that’s eerie.

    and i live in montreal – i hope to see this guy live in action sometime! and congratulate him for the balls he’s got.

  156. holy shit. he is a carbon-copy of my ex, who committed suicide years ago. they could be twins. that’s eerie.

    and i live in montreal – i hope to see this guy live in action sometime! and congratulate him for the balls he’s got.

  157. This is further reinforcing my want to get a facial tattoo. Even though they will be small. This fellow is very good looking, and the tattoo makes him all the more beautiful.

  158. This is further reinforcing my want to get a facial tattoo. Even though they will be small. This fellow is very good looking, and the tattoo makes him all the more beautiful.

  159. it is quite weird that there are hardly any of “HE’S SO STUPID!” comments like on plenty of other updates.

    i really dont understand that.
    Seeing as it was just posted a few days ago on Shannon’s blog that things have become increasingly nasty on here, which they have.

    I really hope this is a step towards society changing and not looking at a modified person as unprofessional.
    Eventually that has to stop with so many people becoming heavily modified.

    That tat is awesome.
    The artist did great.
    I’m happy he did this.
    I wish i had the balls to do it.
    And i’m sure he will get asked a lot of questions….

    *shrugs* “Why Not?”

  160. it is quite weird that there are hardly any of “HE’S SO STUPID!” comments like on plenty of other updates.

    i really dont understand that.
    Seeing as it was just posted a few days ago on Shannon’s blog that things have become increasingly nasty on here, which they have.

    I really hope this is a step towards society changing and not looking at a modified person as unprofessional.
    Eventually that has to stop with so many people becoming heavily modified.

    That tat is awesome.
    The artist did great.
    I’m happy he did this.
    I wish i had the balls to do it.
    And i’m sure he will get asked a lot of questions….

    *shrugs* “Why Not?”

  161. Simply amazing. If only our world had more people that would do things such as this. In all honesty if it wasn’t for people discriminating so much this world would have many more fine examples of art like this.

  162. Simply amazing. If only our world had more people that would do things such as this. In all honesty if it wasn’t for people discriminating so much this world would have many more fine examples of art like this.

  163. Oh, and I was one of the people who responded to Michelle’s tattoos with a certain level of concern. To the person who said it’s funny that the comments there were more negative… I think there’s not even a COMPARISON between her and this guy. I have been thinking about this tat all day and I may have put my finger on it. Michelle might make us sad or concerned, compassionate or turned on… but never SCARED. There is something scary about this one. Not just that if you’re not expecting it and he sneaks up on you you might be scared, halloween style. But imagining the psychology behind getting it…. how literally in your face (and his) it is… I could write a graduate thesis on this guy.

  164. Oh, and I was one of the people who responded to Michelle’s tattoos with a certain level of concern. To the person who said it’s funny that the comments there were more negative… I think there’s not even a COMPARISON between her and this guy. I have been thinking about this tat all day and I may have put my finger on it. Michelle might make us sad or concerned, compassionate or turned on… but never SCARED. There is something scary about this one. Not just that if you’re not expecting it and he sneaks up on you you might be scared, halloween style. But imagining the psychology behind getting it…. how literally in your face (and his) it is… I could write a graduate thesis on this guy.

  165. WOW…that’s the most amazing facial tattoo I’ve ever seen in my fuckin’ whole lifeeeeeeee!!!!!!!! :O
    The tattoo itself screams:”I am from the fiend club, not you..” hahahahaha
    As lots of people said before, he has a pair of golden balls, for sure.
    and yeah..WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW again. :O

  166. WOW…that’s the most amazing facial tattoo I’ve ever seen in my fuckin’ whole lifeeeeeeee!!!!!!!! :O
    The tattoo itself screams:”I am from the fiend club, not you..” hahahahaha
    As lots of people said before, he has a pair of golden balls, for sure.
    and yeah..WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW again. :O

  167. I think the quality of the work is fantastic. But having death tattooed on your face for the rest of your life, seems awfully extreme. When getting something which physically, and mentally changes you forever, you have to be satisfied, and fingers crossed that he is…

  168. I think the quality of the work is fantastic. But having death tattooed on your face for the rest of your life, seems awfully extreme. When getting something which physically, and mentally changes you forever, you have to be satisfied, and fingers crossed that he is…

  169. Have to agree with comment #67. Much like a sex change, this is going to change the way the world looks at him like it or not. I hope he’s psychologically prepared for that. Very curious how long the artist made him wait before doing that. I’m also curious if any other artists turned this tattoo away.

  170. Have to agree with comment #67. Much like a sex change, this is going to change the way the world looks at him like it or not. I hope he’s psychologically prepared for that. Very curious how long the artist made him wait before doing that. I’m also curious if any other artists turned this tattoo away.

  171. I second the request for an interview, this seems so fascinating!

    It’s really a beautifully done tattoo, and I’d love to see healed pictures as well as pictures where he smiles/ does other expressions. And.. for some reason, I’d love to see him with a goatee.

    To everyone who keeps yelling about how he’ll regret it.. well, I’m sure he thought about it for a good long time before he got it. Maybe, in truth, he’d be regretting it forever if he didn’t get it?

    Oh, and beautiful eyes. 🙂

  172. I second the request for an interview, this seems so fascinating!

    It’s really a beautifully done tattoo, and I’d love to see healed pictures as well as pictures where he smiles/ does other expressions. And.. for some reason, I’d love to see him with a goatee.

    To everyone who keeps yelling about how he’ll regret it.. well, I’m sure he thought about it for a good long time before he got it. Maybe, in truth, he’d be regretting it forever if he didn’t get it?

    Oh, and beautiful eyes. 🙂

  173. Fuck me! That is HARDcore! Not to my personal taste, and I have to say that I feel that he may regret that in a few years but as someone said he must have thought about long and hard, it’s all about personal choice and hat’s off to him for having the guts to go for it.

  174. Fuck me! That is HARDcore! Not to my personal taste, and I have to say that I feel that he may regret that in a few years but as someone said he must have thought about long and hard, it’s all about personal choice and hat’s off to him for having the guts to go for it.

  175. I agree, he should shave his head, eyebrows included. Very well done. And I too am surprised about the lack of asshole comments. It’s rather nice though, not having them.

    And another set of pictures showing his different emotions would be great.

  176. I agree, he should shave his head, eyebrows included. Very well done. And I too am surprised about the lack of asshole comments. It’s rather nice though, not having them.

    And another set of pictures showing his different emotions would be great.

  177. Things have been getting nastier on here. It’s fine to explain that you don’t like something in an intelligent manner, as I attempted in reaction to Michelle’s tattoos. I like this because the actual work is well done, and because I think that the psychology behind it is more interesting than worrying.

    I really do feel sorry for those posters whose explanations of displeasure are only given using obscenities. I hope that they will learn the lessons that all small children are taught (politeness is good, the English language is useful) one day.

  178. Things have been getting nastier on here. It’s fine to explain that you don’t like something in an intelligent manner, as I attempted in reaction to Michelle’s tattoos. I like this because the actual work is well done, and because I think that the psychology behind it is more interesting than worrying.

    I really do feel sorry for those posters whose explanations of displeasure are only given using obscenities. I hope that they will learn the lessons that all small children are taught (politeness is good, the English language is useful) one day.

  179. WOW.

    Incredible idea, incredible guts to have that done, and what an incredible job the tattooist did! Can you imagine what that would’ve looked like in the hands of an untalented artist?

    That is seriously amazing.

  180. WOW.

    Incredible idea, incredible guts to have that done, and what an incredible job the tattooist did! Can you imagine what that would’ve looked like in the hands of an untalented artist?

    That is seriously amazing.

  181. Not that I have anything against the tattoo, but does anyone else have a problem with the singer of the Misfits being a raving anti-semitic?

  182. Not that I have anything against the tattoo, but does anyone else have a problem with the singer of the Misfits being a raving anti-semitic?

  183. It’d be great if during the interview they asked him if he does cover it with dermablend or similar, and if so how often.

    From a parent’s point of view I’d be really pissed if my small child came across him on the street with his skull tattoo in full view. It just seems irresponsible to walk around showing it in public.

    It strikes me as being much the same as having a blatantly pornographic image on one’s face, and in the same way, it takes away the parents’ ability to censor what their child is exposed to.

  184. It’d be great if during the interview they asked him if he does cover it with dermablend or similar, and if so how often.

    From a parent’s point of view I’d be really pissed if my small child came across him on the street with his skull tattoo in full view. It just seems irresponsible to walk around showing it in public.

    It strikes me as being much the same as having a blatantly pornographic image on one’s face, and in the same way, it takes away the parents’ ability to censor what their child is exposed to.

  185. Split thoughts…

    The tattoo is totally mind blowing. What a great guy. I’m totally impressed, the guy has tremendous guts to do this. He must have thought about the disadvantages it would bring him, but he has chosen show of, stand out and chose for his desires! He really pushes some barriers! How did he convince the established tattooist to do this? Many people have tattooed skulls, perhaps even with the same meaning, but logically, the placing of this tattoo is artistically the best. I’m sure it won’t only repel people, but certainly also attract people, gothics? These people will no doubt form a strong social shell around him. Maybe he can even make money with it.

    However… How long will he enjoy the favor of it? It’s the first thing he’ll see in the mirror in the morning. Also, the face ages, changing the shape of the skull tattoo. Indeed, the subject relates to the radicalism dark view on life involved in growing up. How long will he support that view? Also, he may get tired of the shock effect it provokes all the time. With everybody he meets for the first time, the obvious subject is the skull tattoo. Everybody he’ll talk to is thinking about death, reminded of lost friends, usually not the happiest starting point for talking. I think it will give very difficult unwanted situations around funerals and people who have lost relatives or friends.

  186. Split thoughts…

    The tattoo is totally mind blowing. What a great guy. I’m totally impressed, the guy has tremendous guts to do this. He must have thought about the disadvantages it would bring him, but he has chosen show of, stand out and chose for his desires! He really pushes some barriers! How did he convince the established tattooist to do this? Many people have tattooed skulls, perhaps even with the same meaning, but logically, the placing of this tattoo is artistically the best. I’m sure it won’t only repel people, but certainly also attract people, gothics? These people will no doubt form a strong social shell around him. Maybe he can even make money with it.

    However… How long will he enjoy the favor of it? It’s the first thing he’ll see in the mirror in the morning. Also, the face ages, changing the shape of the skull tattoo. Indeed, the subject relates to the radicalism dark view on life involved in growing up. How long will he support that view? Also, he may get tired of the shock effect it provokes all the time. With everybody he meets for the first time, the obvious subject is the skull tattoo. Everybody he’ll talk to is thinking about death, reminded of lost friends, usually not the happiest starting point for talking. I think it will give very difficult unwanted situations around funerals and people who have lost relatives or friends.

  187. He is doing this oviously to show it to the world. It gets people talking. I had to yell at my wife to get in here and see this. And I had to check out misfits on some of my mp3 sites. Word of mouth is the bigest medium. And people will talk.

    He has BALLS of solid titanium! Until death do you part. Rock out man….

  188. He is doing this oviously to show it to the world. It gets people talking. I had to yell at my wife to get in here and see this. And I had to check out misfits on some of my mp3 sites. Word of mouth is the bigest medium. And people will talk.

    He has BALLS of solid titanium! Until death do you part. Rock out man….

  189. I thought this was a great face painting at first, but I don’t like it as a tattoo.

    The colour doesn’t seem to have taken too well over his nose… but apart from that, as someone who’s studied anatomy, the whole “the cheek bone is connected to the jaw bone” thing really gets on my nerves. Seriously, if you’re going to go to that much trouble getting a highly visible, and reasonably detailed, “realistic” looking tattoo… at least google an anatomical picture before you get it permanently inked.

    The mandible (jaw bone) is connected to the temporal bone, not the maxilla (cheek bone) as in the tattoo. The location of the “hinge” of the joint is also way off (it should be very close to, and just in front of, the earlobe/tragus).

    This comment probably seems anal to some people, but I just think this would have looked a whole lot better if it was done more accurately, considering the realistic style.

  190. I thought this was a great face painting at first, but I don’t like it as a tattoo.

    The colour doesn’t seem to have taken too well over his nose… but apart from that, as someone who’s studied anatomy, the whole “the cheek bone is connected to the jaw bone” thing really gets on my nerves. Seriously, if you’re going to go to that much trouble getting a highly visible, and reasonably detailed, “realistic” looking tattoo… at least google an anatomical picture before you get it permanently inked.

    The mandible (jaw bone) is connected to the temporal bone, not the maxilla (cheek bone) as in the tattoo. The location of the “hinge” of the joint is also way off (it should be very close to, and just in front of, the earlobe/tragus).

    This comment probably seems anal to some people, but I just think this would have looked a whole lot better if it was done more accurately, considering the realistic style.

  191. …just a thought…he may not correlate his tattoo as a “death mask” as society does.

  192. …just a thought…he may not correlate his tattoo as a “death mask” as society does.

  193. Wow, that’s retarded. There’s no good reason for anyone to do something like that. Seeing that just makes me hate stupid people even more. I hope he doesn’t procreate.

  194. Wow, that’s retarded. There’s no good reason for anyone to do something like that. Seeing that just makes me hate stupid people even more. I hope he doesn’t procreate.

  195. “WTF I WOULD NEVER DO TAHT Y SHOULD HE!!”: 5 or 6

    “Yeesh..not my style but that’s dedication, good on you, Mr Big Balls Man.”: 40-odd

    “Gushing and deserved praise for style/art/mentality”: 110-odd

    Misc: 15-odd

    That’s an encouraging ratio.

  196. “WTF I WOULD NEVER DO TAHT Y SHOULD HE!!”: 5 or 6

    “Yeesh..not my style but that’s dedication, good on you, Mr Big Balls Man.”: 40-odd

    “Gushing and deserved praise for style/art/mentality”: 110-odd

    Misc: 15-odd

    That’s an encouraging ratio.

  197. Wow, the work itself is amazing, the way it really does transform his face. I wonder if they did a realistic mockup or something to get an idea on how to make it all look so good?

    But anyways, I think its awesome.

  198. Wow, the work itself is amazing, the way it really does transform his face. I wonder if they did a realistic mockup or something to get an idea on how to make it all look so good?

    But anyways, I think its awesome.

  199. I think he should get the res of his eyes (eyelids) tattooed so when he closes his eyes They can look blank >_> Not that it’s my business, just a thought.

  200. I think he should get the res of his eyes (eyelids) tattooed so when he closes his eyes They can look blank >_> Not that it’s my business, just a thought.

  201. 171 – i completely agree!

    i will be circulating an email-petition on banning children from science class, self expression, halloween, meeting different people than themselves and the purchase of human anatomy/science books…we need to have the choice and ability to censor everything so that our children do not go through life asking questions or seeing things (we dont want our children to start expressing how they really feel!)

    you know, someone should really make him wear like a mask everyday so no body can see his self expression. my child saw me and asked what it was, i told her it was a tattoo, just like what mommy has, and she said “oh”.

    UNACCEPTABLE!

    so everybody please leave your email below to let me know that you want to sign!

  202. 171 – i completely agree!

    i will be circulating an email-petition on banning children from science class, self expression, halloween, meeting different people than themselves and the purchase of human anatomy/science books…we need to have the choice and ability to censor everything so that our children do not go through life asking questions or seeing things (we dont want our children to start expressing how they really feel!)

    you know, someone should really make him wear like a mask everyday so no body can see his self expression. my child saw me and asked what it was, i told her it was a tattoo, just like what mommy has, and she said “oh”.

    UNACCEPTABLE!

    so everybody please leave your email below to let me know that you want to sign!

  203. i really am split on this one,

    it is an AMAZING tatoo, and looks really cool NOW, but what is it going to look like in 30 years? i really hope he doesnt regrett having it done in a few years time…

    i would very much like to hear an interview with him about life with thoose tatt’s, because surely he must get some very bad reactions? i know if someone got that where i live they would get the shit beat outta them 🙁

  204. i really am split on this one,

    it is an AMAZING tatoo, and looks really cool NOW, but what is it going to look like in 30 years? i really hope he doesnt regrett having it done in a few years time…

    i would very much like to hear an interview with him about life with thoose tatt’s, because surely he must get some very bad reactions? i know if someone got that where i live they would get the shit beat outta them 🙁

  205. I wouldn’t expose a very small child to horror themes – that’s not a cutesy skull, it’s quite creepy. Toser, there’s a huge difference between a science class (and I’m not talking about school aged children, as I stated, I’m referring to a very small child) and a man walking down the street with a tattoo like that.

    I’m all for giving children the opportunity to experience new and exciting things and encouraging self expression and questioning of ideas, but if, for instance my 1 or 2 year old child saw that guy in the street and was terrified and ended up having nightmares, I’d be pissed as hell with the skull guy and think him irresponsible.

    You can’t reason with a child before a certain age, and a very young child would not be able to comprehend that he’s just a normal person with some intense ink. Aside from the actual content, I don’t see much difference in exposing a young child to say, a very gory horror film and a pornographic video. Same with explicit tattoos.

    It’s fine to play at being oh-so-open-minded, but when it comes down to it, I absolutely would not want that guy freaking out my young child – and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with saying so, either.

  206. I wouldn’t expose a very small child to horror themes – that’s not a cutesy skull, it’s quite creepy. Toser, there’s a huge difference between a science class (and I’m not talking about school aged children, as I stated, I’m referring to a very small child) and a man walking down the street with a tattoo like that.

    I’m all for giving children the opportunity to experience new and exciting things and encouraging self expression and questioning of ideas, but if, for instance my 1 or 2 year old child saw that guy in the street and was terrified and ended up having nightmares, I’d be pissed as hell with the skull guy and think him irresponsible.

    You can’t reason with a child before a certain age, and a very young child would not be able to comprehend that he’s just a normal person with some intense ink. Aside from the actual content, I don’t see much difference in exposing a young child to say, a very gory horror film and a pornographic video. Same with explicit tattoos.

    It’s fine to play at being oh-so-open-minded, but when it comes down to it, I absolutely would not want that guy freaking out my young child – and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with saying so, either.

  207. “From a parent’s point of view I’d be really pissed if my small child came across him on the street with his skull tattoo in full view. It just seems irresponsible to walk around showing it in public.

    It strikes me as being much the same as having a blatantly pornographic image on one’s face, and in the same way, it takes away the parents’ ability to censor what their child is exposed to.”

    Are you serious? And what bad things pornography can bring to a child, when he/she is only seeing it, the same way with this guys face? Censoring your kids from seeing this person just shows how ignorant it is to judge someone by its look.

  208. “From a parent’s point of view I’d be really pissed if my small child came across him on the street with his skull tattoo in full view. It just seems irresponsible to walk around showing it in public.

    It strikes me as being much the same as having a blatantly pornographic image on one’s face, and in the same way, it takes away the parents’ ability to censor what their child is exposed to.”

    Are you serious? And what bad things pornography can bring to a child, when he/she is only seeing it, the same way with this guys face? Censoring your kids from seeing this person just shows how ignorant it is to judge someone by its look.

  209. Amazing…… I sure would not do that shit to myself but i must admit it looks amazing.
    Would be cool to know more about the guy and the artist who did this (his website is in french or some language i don`t understand).

  210. Amazing…… I sure would not do that shit to myself but i must admit it looks amazing.
    Would be cool to know more about the guy and the artist who did this (his website is in french or some language i don`t understand).

  211. 181 – EXACTLY! and thats why people shouldn’t be allowed to express themselves!!!!!

    and who wants to actually take time to explain anything to children?

    i mean, what if a child saw that tattoo, asked there parents about it, and than the parents went on to explain it, as if it was a science lesson! what if they turned it into something educational about the make up of bodies?

    oh lord i can’t even think about it! it makes me sick!

    especially when children and adults can have nightmares about ABSOLUTLY ANYTHING – REAL OR FANTASY, why add to it? i have nightmares about free speech, freedom of expression, art, individualism, tattoos and skulls – all the time.

    thank you for being there with me!

  212. 181 – EXACTLY! and thats why people shouldn’t be allowed to express themselves!!!!!

    and who wants to actually take time to explain anything to children?

    i mean, what if a child saw that tattoo, asked there parents about it, and than the parents went on to explain it, as if it was a science lesson! what if they turned it into something educational about the make up of bodies?

    oh lord i can’t even think about it! it makes me sick!

    especially when children and adults can have nightmares about ABSOLUTLY ANYTHING – REAL OR FANTASY, why add to it? i have nightmares about free speech, freedom of expression, art, individualism, tattoos and skulls – all the time.

    thank you for being there with me!

  213. Wow. That’s really technically incredible, but my main thought is how interesting it’d be to see how different he looks as he ages.

    I don’t understand the ‘WON’T SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN?!’ argument at all, it really is honestly not more ‘scary’ than anything shops sell around halloween, y’know?

    Chalk me up as another one who’d love to see the interview.

  214. Wow. That’s really technically incredible, but my main thought is how interesting it’d be to see how different he looks as he ages.

    I don’t understand the ‘WON’T SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN?!’ argument at all, it really is honestly not more ‘scary’ than anything shops sell around halloween, y’know?

    Chalk me up as another one who’d love to see the interview.

  215. Shannon, was this really a Misfits-inspired tattoo? When I read the caption, I thought you were just being tongue-in-cheek…I’d be interested to know if it was maybe for another reason?

    Seems like knowing what inspired his decision would be really informative – this degree of facial tattooing seems like a HUGE step to take. (not saying it’s good or bad – I don’t think that’s the issue – but everyone seems to agree this is a major modification that will really affect how he interacts with society)

  216. Shannon, was this really a Misfits-inspired tattoo? When I read the caption, I thought you were just being tongue-in-cheek…I’d be interested to know if it was maybe for another reason?

    Seems like knowing what inspired his decision would be really informative – this degree of facial tattooing seems like a HUGE step to take. (not saying it’s good or bad – I don’t think that’s the issue – but everyone seems to agree this is a major modification that will really affect how he interacts with society)

  217. 174. Ausmoz

    I wound up singing “The mandible is connected to the temporal bone”
    I don’t think I can go back to the old way!

  218. 174. Ausmoz

    I wound up singing “The mandible is connected to the temporal bone”
    I don’t think I can go back to the old way!

  219. RE: 171, 181.
    Ignoring all the other issues about this tattoo, it seems to me that if you wanted to protect your child, and children in general, from sights that you and society as a whole consider “scary”…

    You’d have to ban albinos, disfigured people, handicapped people, from walking the streets. Possibly creepy old grannies, as well.

    I understand the basic concern, but kids are going to see far more horrific things on day-time TV… It’s ridiculous to take this to a stage where it becomes discrimination, pure and simple.

    Have some sense of perspective.

  220. RE: 171, 181.
    Ignoring all the other issues about this tattoo, it seems to me that if you wanted to protect your child, and children in general, from sights that you and society as a whole consider “scary”…

    You’d have to ban albinos, disfigured people, handicapped people, from walking the streets. Possibly creepy old grannies, as well.

    I understand the basic concern, but kids are going to see far more horrific things on day-time TV… It’s ridiculous to take this to a stage where it becomes discrimination, pure and simple.

    Have some sense of perspective.

  221. I really hope this guy did think about what he was about to get himself into before he started.

    You’ve got to remember, people on BME are a lot more concious of the emotional attatchments to mods than people outside our community are. What if the guy walked in to a studio, and on a whim said, “I want to have my face tattooed like a skull.” and the artist was so into the idea he just jumped on it?

    If he DID think about it, I’d love to know the reasoning behind it. Is it really a Misfits tattoo, does he pride himself as a member of the undead, is this his symbolic war paint against society?

    On the children issue: I fail to see how his decision to tattoo his face like a skull should result in parents freaking out about him corrupting, and damaging, their children. Notice, I said SHOULD. It’s simiar to the Mr. Goodbody thing, but on a much bolder scale.

    And, Toser, I really hope that you’re a complete smart ass. If not, people like you shouldn’t be tolerated, especially not on BME.

  222. I really hope this guy did think about what he was about to get himself into before he started.

    You’ve got to remember, people on BME are a lot more concious of the emotional attatchments to mods than people outside our community are. What if the guy walked in to a studio, and on a whim said, “I want to have my face tattooed like a skull.” and the artist was so into the idea he just jumped on it?

    If he DID think about it, I’d love to know the reasoning behind it. Is it really a Misfits tattoo, does he pride himself as a member of the undead, is this his symbolic war paint against society?

    On the children issue: I fail to see how his decision to tattoo his face like a skull should result in parents freaking out about him corrupting, and damaging, their children. Notice, I said SHOULD. It’s simiar to the Mr. Goodbody thing, but on a much bolder scale.

    And, Toser, I really hope that you’re a complete smart ass. If not, people like you shouldn’t be tolerated, especially not on BME.

  223. Ok, I’m aware my point of view is not what people call ‘open minded’, and it will surely piss most of you off.
    But I’m gonna state it anyway.
    You are not supposed to share it.

    Here we go: dumbness should NOT be confused with balls.
    And it seems to me here we are dealing with the former.
    ** [b] This guy has just completely fucked up his life.[/b] **
    And I’m not talking about his friggin job or anything like that.
    That is a very minor part of the whole thing.
    What I’m saying is that from now on, each and every of his fucking social relationships will be fuckin’ impaired.
    Apart from being simply utterly stupid, and depressing, and regrettable, and ugly, having a death mask as one’s face can upset many, many people one’s gonna meet and relate to. Actually, I think almost EVERY PERSON I KNOW wouldn’t be going to talk with this guy.
    In other words, I think that he’s done a rather dumb thing, and that the guy who did this is to an artist what Mengele was to a doctor.
    You know, I don’t thing there’s anything wrong with facial tattoos, I like facial tattoos, as well as full-body sleeves and everything, but this is plain *BAD TASTE*.

    P.S. Sorry for my English. I know it sucks. I’ve never visited an English speaking country, neither I’ve been formally educated in it, try to not get mad at me 🙂

  224. Ok, I’m aware my point of view is not what people call ‘open minded’, and it will surely piss most of you off.
    But I’m gonna state it anyway.
    You are not supposed to share it.

    Here we go: dumbness should NOT be confused with balls.
    And it seems to me here we are dealing with the former.
    ** [b] This guy has just completely fucked up his life.[/b] **
    And I’m not talking about his friggin job or anything like that.
    That is a very minor part of the whole thing.
    What I’m saying is that from now on, each and every of his fucking social relationships will be fuckin’ impaired.
    Apart from being simply utterly stupid, and depressing, and regrettable, and ugly, having a death mask as one’s face can upset many, many people one’s gonna meet and relate to. Actually, I think almost EVERY PERSON I KNOW wouldn’t be going to talk with this guy.
    In other words, I think that he’s done a rather dumb thing, and that the guy who did this is to an artist what Mengele was to a doctor.
    You know, I don’t thing there’s anything wrong with facial tattoos, I like facial tattoos, as well as full-body sleeves and everything, but this is plain *BAD TASTE*.

    P.S. Sorry for my English. I know it sucks. I’ve never visited an English speaking country, neither I’ve been formally educated in it, try to not get mad at me 🙂

  225. > Are you serious? And what bad things pornography can bring to a child, when he/
    > she is only seeing it, the same way with this guys face? Censoring your kids from
    > seeing this person just shows how ignorant it is to judge someone by its look.

    You know, sex is death, death is sex.

  226. > Are you serious? And what bad things pornography can bring to a child, when he/
    > she is only seeing it, the same way with this guys face? Censoring your kids from
    > seeing this person just shows how ignorant it is to judge someone by its look.

    You know, sex is death, death is sex.

  227. Of course he/she is being sarky!
    Around the world, children are starving, enslaved, subject to torment at the hands of paedophiles. Fantasy and imagination are often the only way that these children can get through their everyday lives.
    Every child, both those and luckier ones, loves horror costumes and make-up – that’s every child whose innate imagination has not been ground down by over-zealous parents, stunting their children’s intellectual growth by making insulting assumptions about their mental ability.

  228. Of course he/she is being sarky!
    Around the world, children are starving, enslaved, subject to torment at the hands of paedophiles. Fantasy and imagination are often the only way that these children can get through their everyday lives.
    Every child, both those and luckier ones, loves horror costumes and make-up – that’s every child whose innate imagination has not been ground down by over-zealous parents, stunting their children’s intellectual growth by making insulting assumptions about their mental ability.

  229. Until we have the guy’s own words from an interview or similar, it’s impossible, repeat impossible, to know what his views on his tattoo are. Does he consider it a death mask, a misfits fan art, an anatomical depiction, a joke…?

    It’s possible, that, just like Manwoman with his many swastika tattoos, he’s trying to reclaim a cultural symbol. In which case, by getting this tattoo done, he’s taking a huge job upon himself: that of opening people’s minds up. If so… bloody well done.

    Or he could just be a Hamlet fan…

  230. Until we have the guy’s own words from an interview or similar, it’s impossible, repeat impossible, to know what his views on his tattoo are. Does he consider it a death mask, a misfits fan art, an anatomical depiction, a joke…?

    It’s possible, that, just like Manwoman with his many swastika tattoos, he’s trying to reclaim a cultural symbol. In which case, by getting this tattoo done, he’s taking a huge job upon himself: that of opening people’s minds up. If so… bloody well done.

    Or he could just be a Hamlet fan…

  231. I have mixed feelings about this one! My initial thought was, “absolutely crazy.” because the social difficulties and personal image and the fact that he does look pretty young all popped up in my head.
    Then there’s the fact that it’s just like putting face paint on every day except now he doesn’t have to waste the time doing it. I bet it’d be a very engaging face to talk to. I’m definitely curious as to his thoughts behind it… Everybody says it took a lot of balls but.. I know there are some youths that just don’t care about their future, and I’d hate to think this was one of those of-the-moment obsessions/decisions.

    I think Toser has got to be using sarcasm.
    Kids need to know about death, just as much as they need to know about sex. Children in other countries see death, some of them are soldiers in wars. Some of them step on land mines when they’re out playing. America is so good at covering up realities, smoothing everything over to look shiny and perfect and new. Bah!

  232. I have mixed feelings about this one! My initial thought was, “absolutely crazy.” because the social difficulties and personal image and the fact that he does look pretty young all popped up in my head.
    Then there’s the fact that it’s just like putting face paint on every day except now he doesn’t have to waste the time doing it. I bet it’d be a very engaging face to talk to. I’m definitely curious as to his thoughts behind it… Everybody says it took a lot of balls but.. I know there are some youths that just don’t care about their future, and I’d hate to think this was one of those of-the-moment obsessions/decisions.

    I think Toser has got to be using sarcasm.
    Kids need to know about death, just as much as they need to know about sex. Children in other countries see death, some of them are soldiers in wars. Some of them step on land mines when they’re out playing. America is so good at covering up realities, smoothing everything over to look shiny and perfect and new. Bah!

  233. regardless of what other people to think or say about his tattoo harming small children, I think it is really beautifully done. Would love to read an interview with him and find out more about the process of getting it done or what lead him to choose it.

  234. regardless of what other people to think or say about his tattoo harming small children, I think it is really beautifully done. Would love to read an interview with him and find out more about the process of getting it done or what lead him to choose it.

  235. What a nutter!!!! In a few years time he might have to start shaving… what’s it going to look like then?

    I feel sorry for the kid… but I can’t stop myself laughing. Poor thing is going to get the shit kicked out of him on a regular basis for the rest of his life.

  236. What a nutter!!!! In a few years time he might have to start shaving… what’s it going to look like then?

    I feel sorry for the kid… but I can’t stop myself laughing. Poor thing is going to get the shit kicked out of him on a regular basis for the rest of his life.

  237. One thing I think I’ve only seen one person pick up on (sorry for not giving credit, but I’m not scrolling back up through 200+ posts to find it!) is that not everyone associates skulls with death or fear… I did, and made the obvious comment myself way back up there, but it’s not universal to all cultures.

    Especially in light of Sah’s “THINK OF THE CHILDREN!” crap – because really, it is crap – I think it’s worth noting that if your kids are scared of skulls, it’s because other external influences made them that way. It’s not a natural instinct to be scared of skulls – and frankly by the time they’re old enough to understand what a skull is exactly, they’re old enough to understand that tattoos are no scarier than face paints.

    So, to them, he just looks “different”. And if your kids are scared of anything that’s different… wow, sorry, you failed.

  238. One thing I think I’ve only seen one person pick up on (sorry for not giving credit, but I’m not scrolling back up through 200+ posts to find it!) is that not everyone associates skulls with death or fear… I did, and made the obvious comment myself way back up there, but it’s not universal to all cultures.

    Especially in light of Sah’s “THINK OF THE CHILDREN!” crap – because really, it is crap – I think it’s worth noting that if your kids are scared of skulls, it’s because other external influences made them that way. It’s not a natural instinct to be scared of skulls – and frankly by the time they’re old enough to understand what a skull is exactly, they’re old enough to understand that tattoos are no scarier than face paints.

    So, to them, he just looks “different”. And if your kids are scared of anything that’s different… wow, sorry, you failed.

  239. I cannot think of ONE thing that hasn’t already been said about this incredible tattoo. It has brought to life every known human feeling— awe, admiration, wonderment, hate, love, sex, and more. Count ME as one who wants and plans to have his face and skull covered with tattoo ink, but mine will be a ‘ho-hum’ blackwork design that will not evoke the kinds of emotions expressed about this controversial tattoo. I wish this guy well; he has and will continue to stun most people who view him.

  240. I cannot think of ONE thing that hasn’t already been said about this incredible tattoo. It has brought to life every known human feeling— awe, admiration, wonderment, hate, love, sex, and more. Count ME as one who wants and plans to have his face and skull covered with tattoo ink, but mine will be a ‘ho-hum’ blackwork design that will not evoke the kinds of emotions expressed about this controversial tattoo. I wish this guy well; he has and will continue to stun most people who view him.

  241. Wonderful work but a bad idea imo.

    And what’s with the coke bottle? Makes it look so amateur.

  242. Wonderful work but a bad idea imo.

    And what’s with the coke bottle? Makes it look so amateur.

  243. i’m going up to montreal soon to visit my cousin soon.. and this guy is on my ‘people i HAVE to meet in canada’ list. and i’ll probably get inked at Derm FX while i’m at it. hurr.

    ohmygod. amazing.

  244. i’m going up to montreal soon to visit my cousin soon.. and this guy is on my ‘people i HAVE to meet in canada’ list. and i’ll probably get inked at Derm FX while i’m at it. hurr.

    ohmygod. amazing.

  245. i think it is one of the best face tattoos i have ever seen it is right up there with ingma and matt gones face tattoos that means i like it and i wish we could see more people all around the world with face tattoos and more people not being told that thay cant work a norml job just because there face is tattood i all so have tattoos but not on my face because my work would not let me have it if my work wood let me get my face tattood and cary on working as norml i wood get my face tattood as i have wonted this for a very very long time and it would make me more happy as it would be a nother tattoo to my colechin from bob fox

  246. i think it is one of the best face tattoos i have ever seen it is right up there with ingma and matt gones face tattoos that means i like it and i wish we could see more people all around the world with face tattoos and more people not being told that thay cant work a norml job just because there face is tattood i all so have tattoos but not on my face because my work would not let me have it if my work wood let me get my face tattood and cary on working as norml i wood get my face tattood as i have wonted this for a very very long time and it would make me more happy as it would be a nother tattoo to my colechin from bob fox

  247. What an average tattoo. If it were on someone’s shoulder i’d think it was flash. Good luck.

  248. What an average tattoo. If it were on someone’s shoulder i’d think it was flash. Good luck.

  249. Geeze “bob fox”, learn how to use punctuation and capitalization… that was the roughest comment that I’ve read on here.

  250. Geeze “bob fox”, learn how to use punctuation and capitalization… that was the roughest comment that I’ve read on here.

  251. Cool 4 about 10 seconds, then the reality of it set in, now I just feel sad 4 him. The rest of his life will be an extreme mental challenge, I hope he is prepared ………I would like to hear from him in 5 years…….I wish him well!

  252. Cool 4 about 10 seconds, then the reality of it set in, now I just feel sad 4 him. The rest of his life will be an extreme mental challenge, I hope he is prepared ………I would like to hear from him in 5 years…….I wish him well!

  253. WOW…

    We are 138…

    But he’s ..wow. that is some amazing work, and I love it. What an awesome guy…

  254. WOW…

    We are 138…

    But he’s ..wow. that is some amazing work, and I love it. What an awesome guy…

  255. hahahahh LOVE @ COMMENTZ 206!!

    “people not being told that thay cant work a norml job just because there face is tattood i all so have tattoos but not on my face because my work would not let me have it ”

    hehe GO HARD SLUGGER!!!

    XXX

  256. hahahahh LOVE @ COMMENTZ 206!!

    “people not being told that thay cant work a norml job just because there face is tattood i all so have tattoos but not on my face because my work would not let me have it ”

    hehe GO HARD SLUGGER!!!

    XXX

  257. WHY???????????? I SEEN IT ALL —– HOPE HE CAN LIVE ON MIN. WAGE. DOES THE GOVERMENT PAY PEOPLE FOR BEING STUPID.

  258. WHY???????????? I SEEN IT ALL —– HOPE HE CAN LIVE ON MIN. WAGE. DOES THE GOVERMENT PAY PEOPLE FOR BEING STUPID.

  259. WHY???????????? I SEEN IT ALL —– HOPE HE CAN LIVE ON MIN. WAGE. DOES THE GOVERMENT PAY PEOPLE FOR BEING STUPID.

  260. WHY???????????? I SEEN IT ALL —– HOPE HE CAN LIVE ON MIN. WAGE. DOES THE GOVERMENT PAY PEOPLE FOR BEING STUPID.

  261. Nope, only people who type in all caps and talk shit, they’re the real ones who deserve the money

  262. Nope, only people who type in all caps and talk shit, they’re the real ones who deserve the money

  263. I would love to read an interview done by bme about this person. I think it would be fascinating to hear what motivated such a beautiful but intense piece like this

  264. I would love to read an interview done by bme about this person. I think it would be fascinating to hear what motivated such a beautiful but intense piece like this

  265. Ok I have to comment on this… Hello “Charlie , just because this guy with the skull tattoo and people like ME with facial work have erm.. Visible tattoos DON’T mean we cannot get a job!

    I have never been on MIN wage and never will.. And I don’t work in the bod-mod industry.

    Some how I don’t think you “have seen it allâ€?

    And you will find that it’s the government that is STUPID!!
    ….. Oh and narrow minded hicks, enjoy, lol

  266. Ok I have to comment on this… Hello “Charlie , just because this guy with the skull tattoo and people like ME with facial work have erm.. Visible tattoos DON’T mean we cannot get a job!

    I have never been on MIN wage and never will.. And I don’t work in the bod-mod industry.

    Some how I don’t think you “have seen it allâ€?

    And you will find that it’s the government that is STUPID!!
    ….. Oh and narrow minded hicks, enjoy, lol

  267. hahah! oh god. i am peeing myself from comment 182(toser). i love it.

    as for this work, it is by far MY FAVOURITE on bme.
    the bar is set as far as facial tattoos go.

  268. hahah! oh god. i am peeing myself from comment 182(toser). i love it.

    as for this work, it is by far MY FAVOURITE on bme.
    the bar is set as far as facial tattoos go.

  269. The “think of the children” argument is ridiculous.
    A skull is a bone in the body. Everyone has one. We’re going to teach our children to be scared of our own anatomy? Yeah right.
    Kids are more likely to be scared of a woman in a bright gree shirt and bright makeup with a big red leery grin than a man wandering around with a skull for a face.
    And have you not noticed, kids love halloween. I think it would be great fun to see this ghoulie wandering around off-season. I know I would have loved it.
    By protecting your kids from the out there and different, you are teaching them to be scared of things that are unique. You promote closemindedness in your own children.

  270. The “think of the children” argument is ridiculous.
    A skull is a bone in the body. Everyone has one. We’re going to teach our children to be scared of our own anatomy? Yeah right.
    Kids are more likely to be scared of a woman in a bright gree shirt and bright makeup with a big red leery grin than a man wandering around with a skull for a face.
    And have you not noticed, kids love halloween. I think it would be great fun to see this ghoulie wandering around off-season. I know I would have loved it.
    By protecting your kids from the out there and different, you are teaching them to be scared of things that are unique. You promote closemindedness in your own children.

  271. wow, being a very serious, huge misfit fan myself, i am completely blown away by this. amazing. utterly.

  272. wow, being a very serious, huge misfit fan myself, i am completely blown away by this. amazing. utterly.

  273. This goes out to blue – Is your job being a smurf ?

    If you want to look like a halloween costume and need the attention…..good luck!

  274. This goes out to blue – Is your job being a smurf ?

    If you want to look like a halloween costume and need the attention…..good luck!

  275. I think the most frightening part about this one was only just brought to my attention by comment 209. The colour of a lable and a mere EDGE of the packaging logo, and edge that isn’t connected to the larger more universal logo, but the edge of the design….AUTOMATICLLY, we all know it’s a coke bottle.

  276. I think the most frightening part about this one was only just brought to my attention by comment 209. The colour of a lable and a mere EDGE of the packaging logo, and edge that isn’t connected to the larger more universal logo, but the edge of the design….AUTOMATICLLY, we all know it’s a coke bottle.

  277. Aw man. :/ I didn’t know if it did that…thing with open brackets or not. sadface.

    Anyway, my comment got cut off; so, to recap: COKE IS SCARY, POOR YOUTHS!

    I:
    -Think this guy looks a bit like a wanker, but
    -I really love those fucking teeth! S2!
    -I also want expression pictures/an interview, like everyone else ;D

    The difference between this guy and the girl from a bit back:
    Her tattoos were less ambigous, more direct, because she chose words. The words were self-reflective and possessive [“_MY_ pussy” “_I_ fuck”] so they were much more blunt about it.
    This guy chose imagery. More appropriatly, symboligy. The skull is a symbol of death, but death in this sense is a concept and not an absolute, and depends on the viewer’s concept of death and experiance with it. It also helps that skulls are tres hip and ultratrendy, which weakens our cultural assotiation with fear.

  278. Aw man. :/ I didn’t know if it did that…thing with open brackets or not. sadface.

    Anyway, my comment got cut off; so, to recap: COKE IS SCARY, POOR YOUTHS!

    I:
    -Think this guy looks a bit like a wanker, but
    -I really love those fucking teeth! S2!
    -I also want expression pictures/an interview, like everyone else ;D

    The difference between this guy and the girl from a bit back:
    Her tattoos were less ambigous, more direct, because she chose words. The words were self-reflective and possessive [“_MY_ pussy” “_I_ fuck”] so they were much more blunt about it.
    This guy chose imagery. More appropriatly, symboligy. The skull is a symbol of death, but death in this sense is a concept and not an absolute, and depends on the viewer’s concept of death and experiance with it. It also helps that skulls are tres hip and ultratrendy, which weakens our cultural assotiation with fear.

  279. im kinda on both sides of this. of course i dont know him or his story, but freedom of expression aside, a lot of questions immediately spring into your mind when you see someone this young making such a drastic identity shift. such as concern for his psychological well being- before AND after the transformation. and im not against facial tattooing, but its a choice that will hugely effect your future, it will narrow your options in life, not just career wise. contrast this guy with someone like bruce potts. i think theres a big difference.

    that being said. its a pretty wicked looking tattoo. i think the jewelry detracts from it, its so strong on its own, i think it should be embraced on its own. it’d be cool to see more cracks on the chin and forehead. and more black on the throat and neck. finishing out the eyes i think would really finish it off, even though that would loose the whole misfit’s idea.

  280. im kinda on both sides of this. of course i dont know him or his story, but freedom of expression aside, a lot of questions immediately spring into your mind when you see someone this young making such a drastic identity shift. such as concern for his psychological well being- before AND after the transformation. and im not against facial tattooing, but its a choice that will hugely effect your future, it will narrow your options in life, not just career wise. contrast this guy with someone like bruce potts. i think theres a big difference.

    that being said. its a pretty wicked looking tattoo. i think the jewelry detracts from it, its so strong on its own, i think it should be embraced on its own. it’d be cool to see more cracks on the chin and forehead. and more black on the throat and neck. finishing out the eyes i think would really finish it off, even though that would loose the whole misfit’s idea.

  281. he cant get in trouble now, cause tell me if you are running from someone, who CAN’T recognize you… “we have a 1025, a guy with a skull tatoo all over his face just stole a tv”

  282. he cant get in trouble now, cause tell me if you are running from someone, who CAN’T recognize you… “we have a 1025, a guy with a skull tatoo all over his face just stole a tv”

  283. I think its amazing, would look good to do the whole eyelid and some on the forehead. Sumwhat bemused by the ‘will he regret it?’ comments. In New Zealand there is no shortage of facial tattoos often gang related, that im sure some people would find much more hardcore or intimidating, but these dont seem to get so much comment.

  284. I think its amazing, would look good to do the whole eyelid and some on the forehead. Sumwhat bemused by the ‘will he regret it?’ comments. In New Zealand there is no shortage of facial tattoos often gang related, that im sure some people would find much more hardcore or intimidating, but these dont seem to get so much comment.

  285. Sorry, but this is just a lame, albeit fairly successful, attempt at
    getting attention and pity.

  286. Sorry, but this is just a lame, albeit fairly successful, attempt at
    getting attention and pity.

  287. For all you near sighted people jumping on the “I’m so liberal” bandwagon carrying on about how skulls are an anatomical part of the body and not to be feared, look at the first hundred or so posts saying how real it looks. Then spend some time around very small children, and think about this:

    If you thought you saw a guy walking down the street with a creepy looking skull instead of a face, and didn’t understad the concept of tattoos or facepaint, don’t you think you’d be a tad frightened?

    Honestly, if you people think it’s fine to expose your VERY YOUNG (as I have to keep reiterating) children to random encounters with realistic imagery like that, I hope for the sake of your proposed progeny that you never procreate.

  288. For all you near sighted people jumping on the “I’m so liberal” bandwagon carrying on about how skulls are an anatomical part of the body and not to be feared, look at the first hundred or so posts saying how real it looks. Then spend some time around very small children, and think about this:

    If you thought you saw a guy walking down the street with a creepy looking skull instead of a face, and didn’t understad the concept of tattoos or facepaint, don’t you think you’d be a tad frightened?

    Honestly, if you people think it’s fine to expose your VERY YOUNG (as I have to keep reiterating) children to random encounters with realistic imagery like that, I hope for the sake of your proposed progeny that you never procreate.

  289. “He forgot to not do that.”

    He couldn’t even get a job as a carny now–it would scare the kids. Maybe he could work the Haunted House but carnies have to be flexible.

  290. “He forgot to not do that.”

    He couldn’t even get a job as a carny now–it would scare the kids. Maybe he could work the Haunted House but carnies have to be flexible.

  291. I wonder if you can win the Darwin Awards by doing something which causes you to NEVER have sex again thereby removing yourself from the gene pool.

    Hm…..

    I hereby nominate this bonehead.

    That’s assuming this is a real …

  292. I wonder if you can win the Darwin Awards by doing something which causes you to NEVER have sex again thereby removing yourself from the gene pool.

    Hm…..

    I hereby nominate this bonehead.

    That’s assuming this is a real …

  293. Ummmm…

    Over 90% of people who get facial tattoos end up commiting suicide.
    its a very telling thing about the state of someones mind and self esteem for them to disfigure their face.

    i’m not saying people should not be allowed to do it, i’m jut saying that the statistic resonated with me when i read it because the three people i have known who have gotten face tattos have all killed themselves.

    – and everyone time i mention that statistic to people, they have similar experience knowing people with facial tattos.

  294. Ummmm…

    Over 90% of people who get facial tattoos end up commiting suicide.
    its a very telling thing about the state of someones mind and self esteem for them to disfigure their face.

    i’m not saying people should not be allowed to do it, i’m jut saying that the statistic resonated with me when i read it because the three people i have known who have gotten face tattos have all killed themselves.

    – and everyone time i mention that statistic to people, they have similar experience knowing people with facial tattos.

  295. someone said he works at a convenience store, well that sucks that hes going to be forced to work there for the rest of his life because I can’t see too many places wanting to employ him, especially in such a horrible economy where it is already so hard to find good employment

  296. someone said he works at a convenience store, well that sucks that hes going to be forced to work there for the rest of his life because I can’t see too many places wanting to employ him, especially in such a horrible economy where it is already so hard to find good employment

  297. interesting, but it’s my opinion that this guy just has poor judgement.
    Good luck meeting people, finding work, getting laid, etc.

  298. interesting, but it’s my opinion that this guy just has poor judgement.
    Good luck meeting people, finding work, getting laid, etc.

  299. Pretty crazy photos, but to me that looks almost nothing like the Misfits skull. More like a Pushead drawing.

    I like how in the side shot it looks like a huge skull face with a cute little bottle of Coke.

  300. Pretty crazy photos, but to me that looks almost nothing like the Misfits skull. More like a Pushead drawing.

    I like how in the side shot it looks like a huge skull face with a cute little bottle of Coke.

  301. What a cunt. Let’s take another picture when he’s 65 and fat, if he doesn’t kill himself before then.

  302. What a cunt. Let’s take another picture when he’s 65 and fat, if he doesn’t kill himself before then.

  303. Sah, in YOUR HOME you can censor what your children see. You can block channels with a V- chip and decide what kind of reading material is allowed into your home, but you cannot dictate what goes on in the rest of the world. You talk of others’ responsibility to children. I personally have no children, nor do I want any. What I do with my body (or what anyone else does with theirs) is no business to you or your oversheltered offspring. If you don’t want your children exposed to real life, then board up your windows, light a candle and say a prayer for your socially naive and psychologically maladjusted kids.

  304. Sah, in YOUR HOME you can censor what your children see. You can block channels with a V- chip and decide what kind of reading material is allowed into your home, but you cannot dictate what goes on in the rest of the world. You talk of others’ responsibility to children. I personally have no children, nor do I want any. What I do with my body (or what anyone else does with theirs) is no business to you or your oversheltered offspring. If you don’t want your children exposed to real life, then board up your windows, light a candle and say a prayer for your socially naive and psychologically maladjusted kids.

  305. For fucks sake. Well this guy has made a major commitment. It’s an amazing tattoo, I hope he knows what he’s gotten into.

    Now for the haters:

    What about the children? Puh-lease. If you can’t explain to your child about a random dude who has a tattoo, please give me your address so I can have DHS take your children away ASAP. Clearly you aren’t up to being a parent.

    Minimum wage? Uh, yeah, dude, until you learn what caplock is for, you deserve to be on minimum wage.

    And for kyle every: DIAF. Seriously.

  306. For fucks sake. Well this guy has made a major commitment. It’s an amazing tattoo, I hope he knows what he’s gotten into.

    Now for the haters:

    What about the children? Puh-lease. If you can’t explain to your child about a random dude who has a tattoo, please give me your address so I can have DHS take your children away ASAP. Clearly you aren’t up to being a parent.

    Minimum wage? Uh, yeah, dude, until you learn what caplock is for, you deserve to be on minimum wage.

    And for kyle every: DIAF. Seriously.

  307. Sah I have to reply to this. I have two kids myself they are older but both have been around tattoos their whole lives. They have seen many types over the years and not one has ever scared them. I have never seen a child scared of a tattoo even those that have never been around them. Matter of fact most want to touch because they want to understand even at very young ages.
    I had both my boys look at the pics and even though both said they would never do that they thought it was a “good job” and “weird.”
    I do see how some parents would get upset but chances are the kids will only get upset because the parents did. Kids tend to be more accepting of things they see that adults give them credit for.

  308. Sah I have to reply to this. I have two kids myself they are older but both have been around tattoos their whole lives. They have seen many types over the years and not one has ever scared them. I have never seen a child scared of a tattoo even those that have never been around them. Matter of fact most want to touch because they want to understand even at very young ages.
    I had both my boys look at the pics and even though both said they would never do that they thought it was a “good job” and “weird.”
    I do see how some parents would get upset but chances are the kids will only get upset because the parents did. Kids tend to be more accepting of things they see that adults give them credit for.

  309. A balding kid with bad acne gets a Misfits skull tatted on his face and all sorts of girls post here that they want to have sex with him.
    Um, girls: You have issues and need therapy and a father figure that never molested you. (Oh, and Hot Topic sucks.)
    Tatted kid: Danzig laughed when he saw these pics, you can still see your acne, you’re still going bald, and you’re never going to get to actually meet/fuck these girls because their dads won’t stop molesting them long enough for them to find the convenience store you will forever work at.

  310. A balding kid with bad acne gets a Misfits skull tatted on his face and all sorts of girls post here that they want to have sex with him.
    Um, girls: You have issues and need therapy and a father figure that never molested you. (Oh, and Hot Topic sucks.)
    Tatted kid: Danzig laughed when he saw these pics, you can still see your acne, you’re still going bald, and you’re never going to get to actually meet/fuck these girls because their dads won’t stop molesting them long enough for them to find the convenience store you will forever work at.

  311. Wow. Add me to the list of people who wants to know “what were ya thinking?” with a followup in 5 years. Serious sincere curiosity here.

    It’s quite well done. I don’t know about the Misfits but I too think that coloring in the eyes would complete it if he wants a regular skull look, also adding knits to the forehead. People are mentioning healing, I guess if it’s fresh some of the pink will lessen? But it looks good right now as is.

    That said, it’s definitely a permanent, life-altering change. If he decides he doesn’t like the scary skull look, it seems it’d be all about the completely black face, from here. That’s extreme too, but not horror. I think it would change the reactions, again. Or, I guess he could get a mask like Phantom of the Opera, actually that alone would be an interesting non-permanent daily wear.

    As for the small kid thing – maybe you all loved Halloween and horror, but I hated it as a kid and I hate it now. I don’t like Halloween, I don’t like zombies, I just don’t like gore and skulls and all that kinda thing. I don’t like the rubber dismembered body parts the coffeehouse has out in October. It takes all kinds, I’m sure I’m in the minority.

    Everyone’s free to be a skull, but I wouldn’t be so quick to assume that all kids are gonna think it’s great (or hate it, either) – you just never can tell.

    While I’m in here – I am really appreciating modblog, Shannon (and I say that as someone with no mods whatsoever).

  312. Wow. Add me to the list of people who wants to know “what were ya thinking?” with a followup in 5 years. Serious sincere curiosity here.

    It’s quite well done. I don’t know about the Misfits but I too think that coloring in the eyes would complete it if he wants a regular skull look, also adding knits to the forehead. People are mentioning healing, I guess if it’s fresh some of the pink will lessen? But it looks good right now as is.

    That said, it’s definitely a permanent, life-altering change. If he decides he doesn’t like the scary skull look, it seems it’d be all about the completely black face, from here. That’s extreme too, but not horror. I think it would change the reactions, again. Or, I guess he could get a mask like Phantom of the Opera, actually that alone would be an interesting non-permanent daily wear.

    As for the small kid thing – maybe you all loved Halloween and horror, but I hated it as a kid and I hate it now. I don’t like Halloween, I don’t like zombies, I just don’t like gore and skulls and all that kinda thing. I don’t like the rubber dismembered body parts the coffeehouse has out in October. It takes all kinds, I’m sure I’m in the minority.

    Everyone’s free to be a skull, but I wouldn’t be so quick to assume that all kids are gonna think it’s great (or hate it, either) – you just never can tell.

    While I’m in here – I am really appreciating modblog, Shannon (and I say that as someone with no mods whatsoever).

  313. hi there,this is Frank the artist,i see that this tattoo is getting alot of attention,i dont usualy tattoo faces unless i’ve got something to fix;i was not going to tattoo him because he had no tattoos on his face so he went and got someone to start it and came back so i could fix it his plan is to be a complete skeleton with maggots, cockroaches,and spiderwebs and has nothing to do with the misfits.

  314. hi there,this is Frank the artist,i see that this tattoo is getting alot of attention,i dont usualy tattoo faces unless i’ve got something to fix;i was not going to tattoo him because he had no tattoos on his face so he went and got someone to start it and came back so i could fix it his plan is to be a complete skeleton with maggots, cockroaches,and spiderwebs and has nothing to do with the misfits.

  315. Pussy. A real committed bodymodder would have found a plastic surgeon to actually remove his lips, nose, and cheeks.

    Someone tell this guy to be sure to vote for candidates that support increasing the minimum wage!

  316. Pussy. A real committed bodymodder would have found a plastic surgeon to actually remove his lips, nose, and cheeks.

    Someone tell this guy to be sure to vote for candidates that support increasing the minimum wage!

  317. So… what does this guy do on the other 364 days of the year that’s not Halloween? What a loser.

  318. So… what does this guy do on the other 364 days of the year that’s not Halloween? What a loser.

  319. There’s no word in any existing lexicon that can describe my amazement, respect, curiosity, and instant infatuation towards this guy!

    Beautiful eyes, beautiful face, beautiful tattoo, and a hidden message. Wow.

  320. There’s no word in any existing lexicon that can describe my amazement, respect, curiosity, and instant infatuation towards this guy!

    Beautiful eyes, beautiful face, beautiful tattoo, and a hidden message. Wow.

  321. I met this guy and have photos from New Orleans hanging on Bourbon Street. He has limited coverage as far as other ink. (76). Kind of a street hustler and capatalizing on the tattoo thing with photo-opps. I work for a tattoo shop and we took photos of one another. You can tell the ‘look’ has become part of his psychie and social self now. Better yet, it has become his identity. Up close, the work was average as far as black and gray work goes. Decent guy with a crazy ass tattoo though… I know it must of hurt like hell.

  322. I met this guy and have photos from New Orleans hanging on Bourbon Street. He has limited coverage as far as other ink. (76). Kind of a street hustler and capatalizing on the tattoo thing with photo-opps. I work for a tattoo shop and we took photos of one another. You can tell the ‘look’ has become part of his psychie and social self now. Better yet, it has become his identity. Up close, the work was average as far as black and gray work goes. Decent guy with a crazy ass tattoo though… I know it must of hurt like hell.

  323. What an idiot. Why would you want to deface your face like this? Having the odd tattoo in a place that nobody would notice is one thing, this is quite another.

    And of course, folks like this will whine that they don’t get a job — they probably should realise that society has some rules that need to be adhered to.

    What a complete retard.

  324. What an idiot. Why would you want to deface your face like this? Having the odd tattoo in a place that nobody would notice is one thing, this is quite another.

    And of course, folks like this will whine that they don’t get a job — they probably should realise that society has some rules that need to be adhered to.

    What a complete retard.

  325. YEa, it is cool, but tonight i close my browser, go to bed and I wake up with my normal face…he wakes up every day with a skull on his face. I would have just simply had this done temporarily or so – not tattoed for-evar … it looks cool with a black background and lit dramatically – think about walking down the street at 2 pm on a sunny day? It looks like ass at that point.

    As photographed it is very cool…in the context of a lifetime, not so much. But hey, good for him and best wishes to him. He made his choices and he will live with them – most people let choices get made for them.

  326. YEa, it is cool, but tonight i close my browser, go to bed and I wake up with my normal face…he wakes up every day with a skull on his face. I would have just simply had this done temporarily or so – not tattoed for-evar … it looks cool with a black background and lit dramatically – think about walking down the street at 2 pm on a sunny day? It looks like ass at that point.

    As photographed it is very cool…in the context of a lifetime, not so much. But hey, good for him and best wishes to him. He made his choices and he will live with them – most people let choices get made for them.

  327. Great point, Sah.

    Folks should understand that they live in a society, not by themselves. This is all nice and fine if this man is living by himself and comes into contact with nobody.

    But if he is having any kind of social interaction, this is wrong.

    Secondly, this is a great way to beat face recognition systems. Good luck getting through any flights, with that mask.

    People like this should not procreate.

  328. Great point, Sah.

    Folks should understand that they live in a society, not by themselves. This is all nice and fine if this man is living by himself and comes into contact with nobody.

    But if he is having any kind of social interaction, this is wrong.

    Secondly, this is a great way to beat face recognition systems. Good luck getting through any flights, with that mask.

    People like this should not procreate.

  329. I think it’s important to remember here that art communicates in primarily two ways: as a means of exposition for an artist, and as a subject for perception by an audience.

    The art may be created with one, both, or neither of these concepts in mind. But both exist, regardless of the artist’s intent.

    Tattoos are a singular form of art in that they make a human being the canvas. Although the individual and the art are separate entities, they are perceived and judged as one. I would go so far as to say that most people are marked with the intent that they will be perceived as one. Otherwise, would the tattoos not be hidden? Would they not be better on paper than skin?

    In this way, a tattoo is a direct and pointed communication to society–whether it be a positive or negative one.

    I think a work such as this is shocking (whether in a frightening or beautiful way) because it is a more pointed communication than most. In this case, undeniably a confrontation. The face and its components are our most essential guides in personal communication (at least in the west), and this young man has destroyed any ability he may have to communicate with others in a traditional mode. It is a forced confrontation. To interact with the young man, others must confront this representation of an aspect of his self whether they want to or not.

    As a mask is used at Halloween to construct a false identity, so he has here. And I call this identity a false one because it can represent only a small aspect of his self at best, and does so in an inaccurate way. He has made himself a symbol–a loaded symbol–and hidden or denied much of his self-identity in the process. He has deleted his face.

    Scan the messages on this board–see how many snap judgments have already been made about him, with no communication or comment from the subject himself. See how many people even here cannot separate the art and the man.
    It’s little different from a controversial t-shirt in that respect…except that he can’t take it off.

    But the responsibility for these judgments is his, not society’s: it is a mantle he took up when he tied himself to the art, whether aware of this societal predisposition or not.

    Part of an artist’s responsibility is to try to understand the potential reactions of his/her audience, and then continue to create with them in mind or deny them completely.

    Even the Mona Lisa must not have been created with the expectation that all would call it beautiful. But certainly, it must have been created with the expectation that it would
    be judged. As the art, he is subject to critique. In subjugating his identity to the art, he has accepted this judgment, for better or worse.

    The unification of the self and the visual is part of the art. Likewise, the results of this unification (ie, audience reactions) are also part of the art…I would go so far as to say, in fact, the very essence of the art.

  330. I think it’s important to remember here that art communicates in primarily two ways: as a means of exposition for an artist, and as a subject for perception by an audience.

    The art may be created with one, both, or neither of these concepts in mind. But both exist, regardless of the artist’s intent.

    Tattoos are a singular form of art in that they make a human being the canvas. Although the individual and the art are separate entities, they are perceived and judged as one. I would go so far as to say that most people are marked with the intent that they will be perceived as one. Otherwise, would the tattoos not be hidden? Would they not be better on paper than skin?

    In this way, a tattoo is a direct and pointed communication to society–whether it be a positive or negative one.

    I think a work such as this is shocking (whether in a frightening or beautiful way) because it is a more pointed communication than most. In this case, undeniably a confrontation. The face and its components are our most essential guides in personal communication (at least in the west), and this young man has destroyed any ability he may have to communicate with others in a traditional mode. It is a forced confrontation. To interact with the young man, others must confront this representation of an aspect of his self whether they want to or not.

    As a mask is used at Halloween to construct a false identity, so he has here. And I call this identity a false one because it can represent only a small aspect of his self at best, and does so in an inaccurate way. He has made himself a symbol–a loaded symbol–and hidden or denied much of his self-identity in the process. He has deleted his face.

    Scan the messages on this board–see how many snap judgments have already been made about him, with no communication or comment from the subject himself. See how many people even here cannot separate the art and the man.
    It’s little different from a controversial t-shirt in that respect…except that he can’t take it off.

    But the responsibility for these judgments is his, not society’s: it is a mantle he took up when he tied himself to the art, whether aware of this societal predisposition or not.

    Part of an artist’s responsibility is to try to understand the potential reactions of his/her audience, and then continue to create with them in mind or deny them completely.

    Even the Mona Lisa must not have been created with the expectation that all would call it beautiful. But certainly, it must have been created with the expectation that it would
    be judged. As the art, he is subject to critique. In subjugating his identity to the art, he has accepted this judgment, for better or worse.

    The unification of the self and the visual is part of the art. Likewise, the results of this unification (ie, audience reactions) are also part of the art…I would go so far as to say, in fact, the very essence of the art.

  331. I’m a parent of a small child, and I just stumbled here, having no special interest in tatoos.

    I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it, from the “OMFG WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN” point of view. Some people do strange things. You just explain that to the kid and move on. I like it when something interesting happens that illustrates something he should know about.

  332. I’m a parent of a small child, and I just stumbled here, having no special interest in tatoos.

    I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it, from the “OMFG WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN” point of view. Some people do strange things. You just explain that to the kid and move on. I like it when something interesting happens that illustrates something he should know about.

  333. Considering I have nearly a full facial tattoo for the past nine years almost, I’ll say this:

    He could of done an easter bunny theme on his face and he’s still going to have emotional and mental “issues” to deal with may they be positive negative esoterical etc….You can’t wear an appearance on your face that you haven’t seen all your life (and I’m not talking your internal image) without having moments of adaption and consequence.

    Will kids be scared? Some, but the same would go if he was the fucking easter bunny. (odd how now I”m having a Donnie Darko flash….lets put him in a bunny suit for the interview!)

    Is what he did “socially appropriate” YUP. He woke up one day, saw something that made him come to a decision, and here is his answer….Its what we do, we’re human, we either lead the flock or follow the shepard, or bounce around on the fence line looking for a lame lamb to gobble up….then again, some of us are to busy eating our curds and whey….

    Heavily themed or modified individuals are still at a point where they act as “social drugs” meaning, they walk in a room and people “react” Some aren’t phased, others lose it, others think its great…

    It will be great for these individuals when society no longer reacts this way. But for society it will be a sign of redundantsy (sp) and a lack of conflict that helps us grow and strive further….

    So kudos to this guy for doing it for whatever his reason is, and kudos to society for not embracing this 100%….will help keep you thinking and reminding those out there doing it that it really does mean something to people, even if it means they think your idiot, at least your being thought of….balance.

  334. Considering I have nearly a full facial tattoo for the past nine years almost, I’ll say this:

    He could of done an easter bunny theme on his face and he’s still going to have emotional and mental “issues” to deal with may they be positive negative esoterical etc….You can’t wear an appearance on your face that you haven’t seen all your life (and I’m not talking your internal image) without having moments of adaption and consequence.

    Will kids be scared? Some, but the same would go if he was the fucking easter bunny. (odd how now I”m having a Donnie Darko flash….lets put him in a bunny suit for the interview!)

    Is what he did “socially appropriate” YUP. He woke up one day, saw something that made him come to a decision, and here is his answer….Its what we do, we’re human, we either lead the flock or follow the shepard, or bounce around on the fence line looking for a lame lamb to gobble up….then again, some of us are to busy eating our curds and whey….

    Heavily themed or modified individuals are still at a point where they act as “social drugs” meaning, they walk in a room and people “react” Some aren’t phased, others lose it, others think its great…

    It will be great for these individuals when society no longer reacts this way. But for society it will be a sign of redundantsy (sp) and a lack of conflict that helps us grow and strive further….

    So kudos to this guy for doing it for whatever his reason is, and kudos to society for not embracing this 100%….will help keep you thinking and reminding those out there doing it that it really does mean something to people, even if it means they think your idiot, at least your being thought of….balance.

  335. “If you thought you saw a guy walking down the street with a creepy looking skull instead of a face, and didn’t understad the concept of tattoos or facepaint, don’t you think you’d be a tad frightened?”
    Absolutely. Let’s ban Hallowe’en.

  336. “If you thought you saw a guy walking down the street with a creepy looking skull instead of a face, and didn’t understad the concept of tattoos or facepaint, don’t you think you’d be a tad frightened?”
    Absolutely. Let’s ban Hallowe’en.

  337. I wouldn’t like my little girl (or boy for that matter) exposed to all the media images that associate worth with appearance. However, they are everywhere – billboards, posters, even broadsheet newspapers and “acceptable” children’s TV programmes, even their toys: they are impossible to censor. That’s why we have a generation of dieting, over-sexualised 7-year-olds who want big breasts. These images can destroy a child’s self-worth.
    Considering that, I don’t think Sah’s actually considering the effects of images on vulnerable children. He is just frightened of the big scary skull himself, and is extrapolating these feelings on to three-year-olds with an infinitely more acute sense of reality.

  338. I wouldn’t like my little girl (or boy for that matter) exposed to all the media images that associate worth with appearance. However, they are everywhere – billboards, posters, even broadsheet newspapers and “acceptable” children’s TV programmes, even their toys: they are impossible to censor. That’s why we have a generation of dieting, over-sexualised 7-year-olds who want big breasts. These images can destroy a child’s self-worth.
    Considering that, I don’t think Sah’s actually considering the effects of images on vulnerable children. He is just frightened of the big scary skull himself, and is extrapolating these feelings on to three-year-olds with an infinitely more acute sense of reality.

  339. I have three kids and spend a lot of time around kids. I would turn around to face the other way if I was carrying a toddler and saw him.

    Beyond that, his face just makes me sad.

  340. I have three kids and spend a lot of time around kids. I would turn around to face the other way if I was carrying a toddler and saw him.

    Beyond that, his face just makes me sad.

  341. I sat here in front of the screen with my mouth open. For about two minutes.

    It is amazing work, but damn. I hope he works in the side show business…

  342. I sat here in front of the screen with my mouth open. For about two minutes.

    It is amazing work, but damn. I hope he works in the side show business…

  343. One word.

    Stupid

    The artist that would do this to some obviously disturbed individual should be ashamed of themselves.

    He is going to wake up one day and realize what a bad choice he just made.

  344. One word.

    Stupid

    The artist that would do this to some obviously disturbed individual should be ashamed of themselves.

    He is going to wake up one day and realize what a bad choice he just made.

  345. I like Misfits as much as the next man (unless the next man is this dude) but they’re not THAT good.

  346. I like Misfits as much as the next man (unless the next man is this dude) but they’re not THAT good.

  347. Dressing him up as the Donnie Darko bunny would look amazing.

    In response to comment 246… Haven’t you read the numerous comments above yours from girls expressing unplatonic interest in the guy? And anyway, if you’re hanging onto clichés of what’s attractive and non-attractive to women, don’t you remember reading all that tosh in magazines, about how women respond to words, voices, sense of humour before visuals?

    As for #271 and similar comms: if you don’t like the idea of visible tattoos anyway, I don’t see what you’re doing commenting on *MOD* Blog, which is clearly directed at people who appreciate body modifications on show.

  348. Dressing him up as the Donnie Darko bunny would look amazing.

    In response to comment 246… Haven’t you read the numerous comments above yours from girls expressing unplatonic interest in the guy? And anyway, if you’re hanging onto clichés of what’s attractive and non-attractive to women, don’t you remember reading all that tosh in magazines, about how women respond to words, voices, sense of humour before visuals?

    As for #271 and similar comms: if you don’t like the idea of visible tattoos anyway, I don’t see what you’re doing commenting on *MOD* Blog, which is clearly directed at people who appreciate body modifications on show.

  349. I can’t believe some of these comments on here. This dude got a tattoo he wanted. Unless we hear from him that he did it to scare children or just on a whim, I’m not sure why you all feel the need for so much commentary about it.

    I don’t believe he had a social responsibility to not look like he wanted to. Its his face, let him wear how he wants.

    He didn’t ruin his life. Can someone name a person who has tattooed their face and subsequently ruined their life?

    The artist who did this had some skill, I doubt any artist would put their hard work and name on the line if the person getting their face tattooed wasn’t 100% into it. I have never met a tattoo artist willing to tattoo someone above the neck that they didn’t know well.

    I look forward to hearing from him on his reasons just b/c I find it interesting. But some of these comments blow my mind, people should be free to do with their bodies as they please and havign a skull tattooed on your face doesnt even seem like the most over the top thing I can think of.

  350. I can’t believe some of these comments on here. This dude got a tattoo he wanted. Unless we hear from him that he did it to scare children or just on a whim, I’m not sure why you all feel the need for so much commentary about it.

    I don’t believe he had a social responsibility to not look like he wanted to. Its his face, let him wear how he wants.

    He didn’t ruin his life. Can someone name a person who has tattooed their face and subsequently ruined their life?

    The artist who did this had some skill, I doubt any artist would put their hard work and name on the line if the person getting their face tattooed wasn’t 100% into it. I have never met a tattoo artist willing to tattoo someone above the neck that they didn’t know well.

    I look forward to hearing from him on his reasons just b/c I find it interesting. But some of these comments blow my mind, people should be free to do with their bodies as they please and havign a skull tattooed on your face doesnt even seem like the most over the top thing I can think of.

  351. Fine, its a cool tattoo. It is. Who’d deny that?

    BUT… Its an awful idea, and I can say that. Its my right, thank you very much. Seriously, don’t people think about things before they commit anymore? I used to be a member here about 4 years ago, and was a member for several years. I’d watched the people change, and I honestly didn’t think the majority of the “modified” were nearly mature enough to wield as much power over their destinies as they thought.

    Your life with a skullface. Your employment opportunities have just been reduced to “tattoo artist,” “body piercer,” and “brick layer.” Women who think its sexy now won’t be quite so fast to disagree in 10-20 years when its blurry and saggy. The mental health issues of being shunned, mocked, and at times hated from all perspectives, even your own when you look into a mirror.

    This is a bad idea, as are most massive “modification” projects. Think twice, think about your eventual adulthood before you do this to yourself. Sure, a certain percentage of people who do this might “make” it, but most don’t.

    Where do you think you’ll end up?

    Its reasons like this I quit the community, no self control. No sense of perspective. Its unhealthy. There’s tattoos, piercings, and then there’s self-destruction.

  352. Fine, its a cool tattoo. It is. Who’d deny that?

    BUT… Its an awful idea, and I can say that. Its my right, thank you very much. Seriously, don’t people think about things before they commit anymore? I used to be a member here about 4 years ago, and was a member for several years. I’d watched the people change, and I honestly didn’t think the majority of the “modified” were nearly mature enough to wield as much power over their destinies as they thought.

    Your life with a skullface. Your employment opportunities have just been reduced to “tattoo artist,” “body piercer,” and “brick layer.” Women who think its sexy now won’t be quite so fast to disagree in 10-20 years when its blurry and saggy. The mental health issues of being shunned, mocked, and at times hated from all perspectives, even your own when you look into a mirror.

    This is a bad idea, as are most massive “modification” projects. Think twice, think about your eventual adulthood before you do this to yourself. Sure, a certain percentage of people who do this might “make” it, but most don’t.

    Where do you think you’ll end up?

    Its reasons like this I quit the community, no self control. No sense of perspective. Its unhealthy. There’s tattoos, piercings, and then there’s self-destruction.

  353. 247: where did you get that suicide statistic?

    and Sah, you keep on keeping on!

    just to update you on my fight – my littlest had a nightmare about a tree falling down on the house, so we cut down all the trees in our yard! She wont ever have to see a tree again! (that was a close one, but we GOT EM ALL!)

    Victory!

  354. 247: where did you get that suicide statistic?

    and Sah, you keep on keeping on!

    just to update you on my fight – my littlest had a nightmare about a tree falling down on the house, so we cut down all the trees in our yard! She wont ever have to see a tree again! (that was a close one, but we GOT EM ALL!)

    Victory!

  355. Branded.

    Tragic.

    After he parlays this illustrated gamble into fifteen minutes of fame and changes his mind at great expense, the laser removal may very well appear just as unfortunate.

    This is a kind of protracted death wish and demonstrates significant emotional scars. I wish I could have talked him out of it–he’s been in his angst too long.

    There is nothing more compelling and intriguing than a soul in a human face and he has just erased it completely from consciousness.

  356. Branded.

    Tragic.

    After he parlays this illustrated gamble into fifteen minutes of fame and changes his mind at great expense, the laser removal may very well appear just as unfortunate.

    This is a kind of protracted death wish and demonstrates significant emotional scars. I wish I could have talked him out of it–he’s been in his angst too long.

    There is nothing more compelling and intriguing than a soul in a human face and he has just erased it completely from consciousness.

  357. Branded.

    Tragic.

    After he changes his mind about this illustrated gamble, the laser removal may very well appear just as unfortunate.

    There is nothing more compelling and intriguing than a soul expressed in the human face and he has just erased it completely from consciousness.

    This is a kind of protracted death wish and demonstrates significant emotional scars. I wish I could have talked him out of it–he’s been in his angst too long.

  358. Branded.

    Tragic.

    After he changes his mind about this illustrated gamble, the laser removal may very well appear just as unfortunate.

    There is nothing more compelling and intriguing than a soul expressed in the human face and he has just erased it completely from consciousness.

    This is a kind of protracted death wish and demonstrates significant emotional scars. I wish I could have talked him out of it–he’s been in his angst too long.

  359. pul-ease

    kids can be afraid of those happy smilin’ clowns

    talk about teaching the world about how to look past “skin deep”

    pushing past the limits!

  360. pul-ease

    kids can be afraid of those happy smilin’ clowns

    talk about teaching the world about how to look past “skin deep”

    pushing past the limits!

  361. I’m not a fan of the Misfits, but this is one grand tattoo. Why are people saying that’s “Oh my God, it’s so retarded” et cetera. You’re on a fucking modification blog, if you think modifications are “retarded” THEN GO AWAY. It’s that simple.

    To comment 282: Why would you even be on this website if you think that?

  362. I’m not a fan of the Misfits, but this is one grand tattoo. Why are people saying that’s “Oh my God, it’s so retarded” et cetera. You’re on a fucking modification blog, if you think modifications are “retarded” THEN GO AWAY. It’s that simple.

    To comment 282: Why would you even be on this website if you think that?

  363. Large balls or small brain?

    Perhaps they go hand-in-hand as people generally considered to have “large balls” always seem to be doing stupid things like this.

    Damn those balls…

  364. Large balls or small brain?

    Perhaps they go hand-in-hand as people generally considered to have “large balls” always seem to be doing stupid things like this.

    Damn those balls…

  365. okay yeah, he And the artist should be interviewed.

    i think it’s pretty stupid to get any band name or logos tattood on you. but i really dont think that looks like the misfits skull.

    he does look really young underneith. 20, 21? he better have the personality to back that up. what kind of personality would someone like that have?

    it Is ironic that he looks like a skull because he just threw his life away, he might as well be dead.

  366. okay yeah, he And the artist should be interviewed.

    i think it’s pretty stupid to get any band name or logos tattood on you. but i really dont think that looks like the misfits skull.

    he does look really young underneith. 20, 21? he better have the personality to back that up. what kind of personality would someone like that have?

    it Is ironic that he looks like a skull because he just threw his life away, he might as well be dead.

  367. When I was a kid, the nightmare I remember most was being chased around by a stuffed fabric horse head on a stick…a kid’s toy. So the arguement that he’s going to scare children and thus he shouldn’t be allowed into society is suggestive that only that kind of thing will cause children to have nightmares.

    I’d like to know where the stat came from that 90% of people who get facial tattoos commit suicide.

    Visualcutlery, very well written, and I like how you start, but I disagree with the point you seem to be making. You state that his tattoo is a mask, he’s portraying a false identitiy, but is this any different than a transgendered woman who’s born as a man and changes her outward appearance to match what’s inside? This can be taken on a number of levels:

    On the inside he _is_ a skeleton. Perhaps he has an untreatable emotional problem – some kind of extreme depression that makes him feel dead inside. Maybe it doesn’t have anything to do with death, simply that he feels out of step with society and chose this to manifest his feelings. Maybe it’s something entirely different and personal to him that we can’t understand without his help.

    And if you scan the message boards here, or anywhere else, snap judgements happen to everyone. We can’t exist without having someone judge us based on how we look. Every time you choose what clothes to put on, you run the risk of someone not liking your choices and treating you badly because of it. How about skin color? It’s not something you choose and for thousands of years, and still today, it changes how some people react to you. I think his tattoo could be a case similar to either of these. Yes, he had the choice to not get the tattoo, but just like the transgendered model I used either, it’s not a choice who he is, just if he admits to it and lives out his life how he feels, and as who he truly is despite what society thinks.

    That being said, I don’t know what the motivation was for his tattoo, and maybe this is entirely inaccurate, but I think it’s rather inclusive to the possibilities.

    And I think as an artist, their responsibility is only to make the best art they can in their eyes. We don’t know how others will react. Obviously with the different opinions here there are some people who can’t imagine others disliking it, and others that can’t imagine people who would like it. The only thing he could to was make it a piece of work that he was happy with, and let the rest of the world decide on its own.

    Yes, as a unification of art and self both will be judged on the other. Sometimes this will be done well, based on fact, and othertimes it will be done based on suspicion and stereotypes. We can’t make everyone happy, with our appearance or our selves. But we can do everything we can to make ourselves comfortable and if this is what he needed to do to get there, then it’s his world he’s changing.

    I think this has become long enough, I’ll end with a quote I find fitting but don’t feel like explaining:

    “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one” – A. Einstein

  368. When I was a kid, the nightmare I remember most was being chased around by a stuffed fabric horse head on a stick…a kid’s toy. So the arguement that he’s going to scare children and thus he shouldn’t be allowed into society is suggestive that only that kind of thing will cause children to have nightmares.

    I’d like to know where the stat came from that 90% of people who get facial tattoos commit suicide.

    Visualcutlery, very well written, and I like how you start, but I disagree with the point you seem to be making. You state that his tattoo is a mask, he’s portraying a false identitiy, but is this any different than a transgendered woman who’s born as a man and changes her outward appearance to match what’s inside? This can be taken on a number of levels:

    On the inside he _is_ a skeleton. Perhaps he has an untreatable emotional problem – some kind of extreme depression that makes him feel dead inside. Maybe it doesn’t have anything to do with death, simply that he feels out of step with society and chose this to manifest his feelings. Maybe it’s something entirely different and personal to him that we can’t understand without his help.

    And if you scan the message boards here, or anywhere else, snap judgements happen to everyone. We can’t exist without having someone judge us based on how we look. Every time you choose what clothes to put on, you run the risk of someone not liking your choices and treating you badly because of it. How about skin color? It’s not something you choose and for thousands of years, and still today, it changes how some people react to you. I think his tattoo could be a case similar to either of these. Yes, he had the choice to not get the tattoo, but just like the transgendered model I used either, it’s not a choice who he is, just if he admits to it and lives out his life how he feels, and as who he truly is despite what society thinks.

    That being said, I don’t know what the motivation was for his tattoo, and maybe this is entirely inaccurate, but I think it’s rather inclusive to the possibilities.

    And I think as an artist, their responsibility is only to make the best art they can in their eyes. We don’t know how others will react. Obviously with the different opinions here there are some people who can’t imagine others disliking it, and others that can’t imagine people who would like it. The only thing he could to was make it a piece of work that he was happy with, and let the rest of the world decide on its own.

    Yes, as a unification of art and self both will be judged on the other. Sometimes this will be done well, based on fact, and othertimes it will be done based on suspicion and stereotypes. We can’t make everyone happy, with our appearance or our selves. But we can do everything we can to make ourselves comfortable and if this is what he needed to do to get there, then it’s his world he’s changing.

    I think this has become long enough, I’ll end with a quote I find fitting but don’t feel like explaining:

    “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one” – A. Einstein

  369. It seems that an extension of the logic we’ve seen here would lead to people with facial disfigurements being barred from public, or even ugly people.

    “Protection” of children is the duty of THAT CHILD’s parents and nobody else.

  370. It seems that an extension of the logic we’ve seen here would lead to people with facial disfigurements being barred from public, or even ugly people.

    “Protection” of children is the duty of THAT CHILD’s parents and nobody else.

  371. HA! I hope this guy really works on his resume and has some really good technical skills.

    I keep all my tats below the neck and above the wrist.
    You can be a player in the alt subculture but you still have to live in the real world.

    Oh well, that’s what you get bringing a face to a tattoo fight!

  372. HA! I hope this guy really works on his resume and has some really good technical skills.

    I keep all my tats below the neck and above the wrist.
    You can be a player in the alt subculture but you still have to live in the real world.

    Oh well, that’s what you get bringing a face to a tattoo fight!

  373. It’s great how once the comments get passed the point where IAM members are commenting on it, and they come from other links, the majority of them tend to be incredibly rude. Honestly.. why are people so concerned with how someone else chooses to live their life? If this guys wants a skull tattooed on his face, it doesn’t concern anyone else but himself. If somone is so concerned about it “scaring children” perhaps they should practice better parenting skills and show their children different view points and lifestyles. Really. Who cares?

  374. It’s great how once the comments get passed the point where IAM members are commenting on it, and they come from other links, the majority of them tend to be incredibly rude. Honestly.. why are people so concerned with how someone else chooses to live their life? If this guys wants a skull tattooed on his face, it doesn’t concern anyone else but himself. If somone is so concerned about it “scaring children” perhaps they should practice better parenting skills and show their children different view points and lifestyles. Really. Who cares?

  375. I think the art is well done, but the artist shouldn’t have done this. It looks like the inking was done in Canada, and in Canadian criminal law, a person can’t consent to forms of self-harm beyond a certain threshold. It’s pretty clear that this tattoo is going to constitute a severe disability (his avenues for future employment have been seriously foreclosed, not to mention associated social interaction issues and very likely potential mental health issues). I’m sure the guy thought he was consenting to get inked, but due to this threshold issue in Canadian criminal law, it’s not valid consent. If I was the artist, I would be concerned about a criminal assault charge.

  376. I think the art is well done, but the artist shouldn’t have done this. It looks like the inking was done in Canada, and in Canadian criminal law, a person can’t consent to forms of self-harm beyond a certain threshold. It’s pretty clear that this tattoo is going to constitute a severe disability (his avenues for future employment have been seriously foreclosed, not to mention associated social interaction issues and very likely potential mental health issues). I’m sure the guy thought he was consenting to get inked, but due to this threshold issue in Canadian criminal law, it’s not valid consent. If I was the artist, I would be concerned about a criminal assault charge.

  377. If that comment up there is true, his tattoo has nothing to do with the Misfits and his plan is for a full-body, maggoty rotting-zombie tattoo. I cannot imagine a healthy psychological state that would result in the kind of determined quest for this tattoo that this guy has obviously exhibited. I’m not in any way against tattoos, but I think there are some deeper issues here which he’s basically chosen to plaster all over his face for all to see. That’s just another aspect of the snap judgments that people will be making about him for the rest of his life. I hope he did it for the right reasons and that he doesn’t regret it, but I wonder if he’s a happy or satisfied person.

  378. If that comment up there is true, his tattoo has nothing to do with the Misfits and his plan is for a full-body, maggoty rotting-zombie tattoo. I cannot imagine a healthy psychological state that would result in the kind of determined quest for this tattoo that this guy has obviously exhibited. I’m not in any way against tattoos, but I think there are some deeper issues here which he’s basically chosen to plaster all over his face for all to see. That’s just another aspect of the snap judgments that people will be making about him for the rest of his life. I hope he did it for the right reasons and that he doesn’t regret it, but I wonder if he’s a happy or satisfied person.

  379. Um…I don’t think this is a tattoo. It looks like makeup. Very GOOD makeup.

    I looked through all the galleries at that Derm F/X site, and there are no pics of it.

  380. Um…I don’t think this is a tattoo. It looks like makeup. Very GOOD makeup.

    I looked through all the galleries at that Derm F/X site, and there are no pics of it.

  381. I just keep coming back to look at the pictures all the time. There’s something so interesting in discovering his real face (in the physical sense) underneath the tattoo. I really want to meet this guy, I get more and more fascinated towards this tattoo, even though the anatomy seems quite off.

    I feel like I’m looking at him with x-ray glasses

  382. I just keep coming back to look at the pictures all the time. There’s something so interesting in discovering his real face (in the physical sense) underneath the tattoo. I really want to meet this guy, I get more and more fascinated towards this tattoo, even though the anatomy seems quite off.

    I feel like I’m looking at him with x-ray glasses

  383. Boy has this turned into a major judgement party or what?

    Those who have expressed “sadness” for this guy are simply projecting their own feelings of discrimination and judgement.

    I have a bit of facial ink, as well as having my neck completely covered as well as a large 3D-looking scull on the back of my head. I do not feel discriminated against.

    The key to being yourself or looking however you choose to is simple. Stop actively looking for and living out of the reactions and/or approval of others.

    Some people react to heavy tattooing, some don’t. Most of the reactions I get are positive. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t receive compliments or at least the ubiquitous “I bet that really hurt” comment.

    However, I never let compliments of any kind give me any sort of ego boost or “make my day.” If I never feed at the trough of compliments of others, then when the inevitable negative reaction comes along I’m not crushed by it.

    Living out of the approval of others is instantly addictive. Once you allow yourself to get an ego charge out of a compliment, you need more and more to try to sustain the effect. When you don’t get the compliment, or someone tells you how stupid you must be, it’s like getting the rug jerked out from under you.

    That being said, this guy has made an extreme choice. His own reactions will either completely destroy him, or he will come to some profound realizations.

    Discrimination can be real, but often it’s most virulent effects are in the minds of the people who think they are being discriminated against. If you get angry or judgemental towards the people who make negative comments or give dissapproving looks, you are lowering your defenses and making their unhappiness your own.

    In other words, if I judge back the person who is judging me, I am immediately sensitized to their judgement. If I don’t judge back, their judgement falls back on them.

  384. Boy has this turned into a major judgement party or what?

    Those who have expressed “sadness” for this guy are simply projecting their own feelings of discrimination and judgement.

    I have a bit of facial ink, as well as having my neck completely covered as well as a large 3D-looking scull on the back of my head. I do not feel discriminated against.

    The key to being yourself or looking however you choose to is simple. Stop actively looking for and living out of the reactions and/or approval of others.

    Some people react to heavy tattooing, some don’t. Most of the reactions I get are positive. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t receive compliments or at least the ubiquitous “I bet that really hurt” comment.

    However, I never let compliments of any kind give me any sort of ego boost or “make my day.” If I never feed at the trough of compliments of others, then when the inevitable negative reaction comes along I’m not crushed by it.

    Living out of the approval of others is instantly addictive. Once you allow yourself to get an ego charge out of a compliment, you need more and more to try to sustain the effect. When you don’t get the compliment, or someone tells you how stupid you must be, it’s like getting the rug jerked out from under you.

    That being said, this guy has made an extreme choice. His own reactions will either completely destroy him, or he will come to some profound realizations.

    Discrimination can be real, but often it’s most virulent effects are in the minds of the people who think they are being discriminated against. If you get angry or judgemental towards the people who make negative comments or give dissapproving looks, you are lowering your defenses and making their unhappiness your own.

    In other words, if I judge back the person who is judging me, I am immediately sensitized to their judgement. If I don’t judge back, their judgement falls back on them.

  385. Tolley @ Comment 302:

    He didn’t ruin his life. Can someone name a person who has tattooed their face and subsequently ruined their life?
    ___________________

    Mike Tyson. You owe me an icecream.

  386. Tolley @ Comment 302:

    He didn’t ruin his life. Can someone name a person who has tattooed their face and subsequently ruined their life?
    ___________________

    Mike Tyson. You owe me an icecream.

  387. holy shit. this is fantastic. i’ve never ever seen anything like this before. I wonder too, what he looks like underneath it all?

    good for him, he should be really pleased with the results!

  388. holy shit. this is fantastic. i’ve never ever seen anything like this before. I wonder too, what he looks like underneath it all?

    good for him, he should be really pleased with the results!

  389. I like the theme, and this kid has some serious guts. Wearing something you love on your face is pretty liberating. (…and I thought I was hardcore for the tiny bit of work I have on my face, haha)

    Honestly though, the tattoo looks a little underdeveloped to me? Since the eyes were done at a seperate time and someone else mentioned it covering other stuff — are they planning on doing anything with the forehead/chin area? Some fracture lines and more shading in the forehead area especially I think would pull this piece together and make it just that much more impressive. Just my opinion…

    Regardless… I love the “carpe fucking diem” attitude this kid has. Right on.

  390. I like the theme, and this kid has some serious guts. Wearing something you love on your face is pretty liberating. (…and I thought I was hardcore for the tiny bit of work I have on my face, haha)

    Honestly though, the tattoo looks a little underdeveloped to me? Since the eyes were done at a seperate time and someone else mentioned it covering other stuff — are they planning on doing anything with the forehead/chin area? Some fracture lines and more shading in the forehead area especially I think would pull this piece together and make it just that much more impressive. Just my opinion…

    Regardless… I love the “carpe fucking diem” attitude this kid has. Right on.

  391. I like the theme, and this kid has some serious guts. Wearing something you love on your face is pretty liberating. (…and I get people thinking I’m hardcore for the tiny bit of work I have on my face, haha)

    Honestly though, the tattoo looks a little underdeveloped to me? Since the eyes were done at a seperate time and someone else mentioned it covering other stuff — are they planning on doing anything with the forehead/chin area? Some fracture lines and more shading in the forehead area especially I think would pull this piece together and make it just that much more impressive. Just my opinion…

    Regardless… I love the “carpe fucking diem” attitude this kid has. Right on.

  392. I like the theme, and this kid has some serious guts. Wearing something you love on your face is pretty liberating. (…and I get people thinking I’m hardcore for the tiny bit of work I have on my face, haha)

    Honestly though, the tattoo looks a little underdeveloped to me? Since the eyes were done at a seperate time and someone else mentioned it covering other stuff — are they planning on doing anything with the forehead/chin area? Some fracture lines and more shading in the forehead area especially I think would pull this piece together and make it just that much more impressive. Just my opinion…

    Regardless… I love the “carpe fucking diem” attitude this kid has. Right on.

  393. Wow. I didn’t think that posted the first time. And somehow I managed to type almost the exact thing from memory except for the slight re-wording the second time around. Nice.

  394. Wow. I didn’t think that posted the first time. And somehow I managed to type almost the exact thing from memory except for the slight re-wording the second time around. Nice.

  395. I personally think that this fine young man has just elected to remove himself from the gene pool.

    Whether it be from accident or malice he has just short listed himself for an early death.

    When you do something this stupid no one should feel bad when they find you swinging from the rafters.

    After all, he deserves it.

  396. I personally think that this fine young man has just elected to remove himself from the gene pool.

    Whether it be from accident or malice he has just short listed himself for an early death.

    When you do something this stupid no one should feel bad when they find you swinging from the rafters.

    After all, he deserves it.

  397. “Mike Tyson. You owe me an icecream.”

    The facial tattoo didn’t really do much in terms of work for or against Mike Tyson’s demise, his attitude and persona did. Chalking that up to his facial tattoo is just hilariously wrong, if anything.

    The outmost amount of everyone who does facial tattoos are prepared of how they’ll be viewed in the future, for better or for worse. It does take a tremendous amount of courage to do something like that.

  398. “Mike Tyson. You owe me an icecream.”

    The facial tattoo didn’t really do much in terms of work for or against Mike Tyson’s demise, his attitude and persona did. Chalking that up to his facial tattoo is just hilariously wrong, if anything.

    The outmost amount of everyone who does facial tattoos are prepared of how they’ll be viewed in the future, for better or for worse. It does take a tremendous amount of courage to do something like that.

  399. “The facial tattoo didn’t really do much in terms of work for or against Mike Tyson’s demise, his attitude and persona did.”
    ______________

    It showed as an outward manifestation of his inner turmoil. It was the moment that everyone could stand back, whistle, and say he’s gone off the deepend.

    And no it is not necessarily “courageous”.

    He should have started with a smaller tattoo that could have been incorporated in to the larger one later. That’s how I did alot of my bigger ones.

    Now instead of a small mistake, he’s made a gross error.

  400. “The facial tattoo didn’t really do much in terms of work for or against Mike Tyson’s demise, his attitude and persona did.”
    ______________

    It showed as an outward manifestation of his inner turmoil. It was the moment that everyone could stand back, whistle, and say he’s gone off the deepend.

    And no it is not necessarily “courageous”.

    He should have started with a smaller tattoo that could have been incorporated in to the larger one later. That’s how I did alot of my bigger ones.

    Now instead of a small mistake, he’s made a gross error.

  401. “It showed as an outward manifestation of his inner turmoil. It was the moment that everyone could stand back, whistle, and say he’s gone off the deepend.”

    You’re right Luke, after the rape and the jail time then biting Holyfield’s ear off, most people thought Tyson was still pretty balanced…

    but I think all would agree it was when he finally got that facial tatto that he had “gone off the deep end”…

    Man that’s some conclusion you’re drawing there… Hoot!….

  402. “It showed as an outward manifestation of his inner turmoil. It was the moment that everyone could stand back, whistle, and say he’s gone off the deepend.”

    You’re right Luke, after the rape and the jail time then biting Holyfield’s ear off, most people thought Tyson was still pretty balanced…

    but I think all would agree it was when he finally got that facial tatto that he had “gone off the deep end”…

    Man that’s some conclusion you’re drawing there… Hoot!….

  403. > Where do you think you’ll end up?
    >
    > Its reasons like this I quit the community, no self control. No sense of perspective.
    > Its unhealthy. There’s tattoos, piercings, and then there’s self-destruction.

    I think you’ve got the point.

  404. > Where do you think you’ll end up?
    >
    > Its reasons like this I quit the community, no self control. No sense of perspective.
    > Its unhealthy. There’s tattoos, piercings, and then there’s self-destruction.

    I think you’ve got the point.

  405. I probably have just as many tattoos as the next guy on this forum.

    But what this guy did was just plain stupid. Although he will be the coolest looking homeless guy you ever met.

    At least no one will have to figure out a cryptic suicide note when he finally does himself in……..the answer will be staring them in the face………(rimshot).

  406. I probably have just as many tattoos as the next guy on this forum.

    But what this guy did was just plain stupid. Although he will be the coolest looking homeless guy you ever met.

    At least no one will have to figure out a cryptic suicide note when he finally does himself in……..the answer will be staring them in the face………(rimshot).

  407. That’s a pretty grim view on things, and what you’re forgetting is that there are plenty of people with facial tattoos who if not doing just alright are doing very well. Just look at people such as Lizardman or Shannon who not only made this post in this blog but also runs bmezine.com. Just as there is place for people without facial tattoos in this world there is place for people with. Granted a facial tattoo can be a great social handicap, but if you’re prepared for possible outcome and to deal with whatever hardships may come to you, what is the problem? It’s his life to do what he want with.

    Like we say in Sweden, you’re “painting the Devil on the wall” (meaning that you’re taking the worst possible outcome out in advance and promoting it as the only way things can end, which needless to say is rather short sighted).

    …and when Tyson got his tattoo he was pretty far gone already, it’s not like he was a totally balanced and popular person who just got a facial tattoo and BOOM his life was in shambles, no.

  408. That’s a pretty grim view on things, and what you’re forgetting is that there are plenty of people with facial tattoos who if not doing just alright are doing very well. Just look at people such as Lizardman or Shannon who not only made this post in this blog but also runs bmezine.com. Just as there is place for people without facial tattoos in this world there is place for people with. Granted a facial tattoo can be a great social handicap, but if you’re prepared for possible outcome and to deal with whatever hardships may come to you, what is the problem? It’s his life to do what he want with.

    Like we say in Sweden, you’re “painting the Devil on the wall” (meaning that you’re taking the worst possible outcome out in advance and promoting it as the only way things can end, which needless to say is rather short sighted).

    …and when Tyson got his tattoo he was pretty far gone already, it’s not like he was a totally balanced and popular person who just got a facial tattoo and BOOM his life was in shambles, no.

  409. Yeah way to go moron, you look so AWESOME DOOD. Why not just remove your facial tissues and look really badass until the infection sets in? Wait til he has children and has to explain to them why dad is a loser.

  410. Yeah way to go moron, you look so AWESOME DOOD. Why not just remove your facial tissues and look really badass until the infection sets in? Wait til he has children and has to explain to them why dad is a loser.

  411. I wonder “why” he did it. Exept for being a fan of the misfits, of course.

    I’d like to add anyway that, even if he actually WAS homeless and poor because of it’s tattoos, at least he’d have looooads of women (just read some of the comments up there) because he really looks GORGEOUS (with the tattoo…and probably looked beautiful before too).

    I still wish the best for him.
    And his tattoo is beautiful, I can’t see anyway it could’ve been drawn ‘better’.

    looking forward for an intervieuw 🙂

  412. I wonder “why” he did it. Exept for being a fan of the misfits, of course.

    I’d like to add anyway that, even if he actually WAS homeless and poor because of it’s tattoos, at least he’d have looooads of women (just read some of the comments up there) because he really looks GORGEOUS (with the tattoo…and probably looked beautiful before too).

    I still wish the best for him.
    And his tattoo is beautiful, I can’t see anyway it could’ve been drawn ‘better’.

    looking forward for an intervieuw 🙂

  413. Way to go, you fucked up your face for life! It will be funny when you finally hit puberty and realize skulls are fucking retarded.

  414. Way to go, you fucked up your face for life! It will be funny when you finally hit puberty and realize skulls are fucking retarded.

  415. I’ve only got one small tattoo, on top of my foot, so I wouldn’t qualify to be a member of this board. I’ll admit that I find this guy’s tat shocking. I don’t know him, so I can’t pretend to know whether it was a good move for him.

    I will say, though, as a father of five, that I have no issues whatsoever with him appearing in public. Frighten the children? That’s for me to deal with, just like I’ve dealt with my kids seeing disfigured people, people in wheelchairs, people with odd behavior, etc. We don’t have to boil society into a creamy white paste so that kids can be safe.

  416. I’ve only got one small tattoo, on top of my foot, so I wouldn’t qualify to be a member of this board. I’ll admit that I find this guy’s tat shocking. I don’t know him, so I can’t pretend to know whether it was a good move for him.

    I will say, though, as a father of five, that I have no issues whatsoever with him appearing in public. Frighten the children? That’s for me to deal with, just like I’ve dealt with my kids seeing disfigured people, people in wheelchairs, people with odd behavior, etc. We don’t have to boil society into a creamy white paste so that kids can be safe.

  417. Has any one even considered the fact that maybe he wants to black in his face in the future or cover his face all the way with ink. He may have just done this because at the moment thats what he wanted and has future plans. Regardless of that, its really no different than transforming your body into a lizzard/ tiger/ cat/ or any thing else for that matter. Maybe hes themed in the human anatomy who knows. I support it and i supported michelle as well. Im pretty sure he knows how hard life will be i mean shit my lifes hard enough with large ears, neck tattoos, full sleeves and hands and fingers. I dont think he needs every one telling him how hard it will be. And if your afraid of your kids seeing him dont ever leave your house.

  418. Has any one even considered the fact that maybe he wants to black in his face in the future or cover his face all the way with ink. He may have just done this because at the moment thats what he wanted and has future plans. Regardless of that, its really no different than transforming your body into a lizzard/ tiger/ cat/ or any thing else for that matter. Maybe hes themed in the human anatomy who knows. I support it and i supported michelle as well. Im pretty sure he knows how hard life will be i mean shit my lifes hard enough with large ears, neck tattoos, full sleeves and hands and fingers. I dont think he needs every one telling him how hard it will be. And if your afraid of your kids seeing him dont ever leave your house.

  419. I WISH PEOPLE WOULD STOP CALLING IT A MISFITS TATTOO. as you can see in comment 259 — it has nothing to do with the misfits. thank you frank for posting!

  420. I WISH PEOPLE WOULD STOP CALLING IT A MISFITS TATTOO. as you can see in comment 259 — it has nothing to do with the misfits. thank you frank for posting!

  421. It’s people like this that give me some hope that there is sanity in the world I live in. Seeing this face and the tatoo on it has extended my life by many years.

  422. It’s people like this that give me some hope that there is sanity in the world I live in. Seeing this face and the tatoo on it has extended my life by many years.

  423. this guy is a fucking retard! how fucking stupid can you be!?! who is ever going to employ him, and only some bitch just as fucked up as him would ever go near him! he’s a total fucking knob!

  424. this guy is a fucking retard! how fucking stupid can you be!?! who is ever going to employ him, and only some bitch just as fucked up as him would ever go near him! he’s a total fucking knob!

  425. I was thinking what was just mentioned. No one seems to say these things about Erik Sprague, Stalking Cat, Catzen, Lucky Rich, or Enigma. These people have all transformed themselves, yet they all have successful lives. They are not homeless, nor do they worry about SCARING oversheltered kids. I don’r anyone freaking out over them. Is it because they are well known and therefore accepted in the body mod community? Is it because their facial art is considered “acceptable”?

  426. I was thinking what was just mentioned. No one seems to say these things about Erik Sprague, Stalking Cat, Catzen, Lucky Rich, or Enigma. These people have all transformed themselves, yet they all have successful lives. They are not homeless, nor do they worry about SCARING oversheltered kids. I don’r anyone freaking out over them. Is it because they are well known and therefore accepted in the body mod community? Is it because their facial art is considered “acceptable”?

  427. Has the ‘Lizardman’s’ life been ruined by facial tattooing? What about Tribal Face? Oh, or even Shannon? to name but a few who have facial ink. The people that I have named seem highly intelligent people that also appear quite happy with their lives. What should be so different about this kid? Comment’s like #282 just show the amount of intelligence some people have! Grrrrrrrrr
    As for it frightening children, PAH! Has anybody noticed the horror themes available for face painting that many kids have done?

  428. Has the ‘Lizardman’s’ life been ruined by facial tattooing? What about Tribal Face? Oh, or even Shannon? to name but a few who have facial ink. The people that I have named seem highly intelligent people that also appear quite happy with their lives. What should be so different about this kid? Comment’s like #282 just show the amount of intelligence some people have! Grrrrrrrrr
    As for it frightening children, PAH! Has anybody noticed the horror themes available for face painting that many kids have done?

  429. I am glad I dont give a shit about expressing myself. It sure does make you do stupid stuff.

    I can’t believe you INK folks are so fucking insecure its astonishing. You are all fucking posers who are desperate for other people to validate your lives.

    Its just a bunch of fucking pictures idiots. It doesn’t mean shit. Those Chinese Letters on your neck SPELL DOUCHEBAG…..those other pictures you have…..are GAY

    Worried about expressing yourself……..Cut off your genitals.

    Be bold

  430. I am glad I dont give a shit about expressing myself. It sure does make you do stupid stuff.

    I can’t believe you INK folks are so fucking insecure its astonishing. You are all fucking posers who are desperate for other people to validate your lives.

    Its just a bunch of fucking pictures idiots. It doesn’t mean shit. Those Chinese Letters on your neck SPELL DOUCHEBAG…..those other pictures you have…..are GAY

    Worried about expressing yourself……..Cut off your genitals.

    Be bold

  431. I’ve got a couple of large tatts myself, but what this bloke did is just plain fucking stupid. And the artist who did this is just as stupid. This isn’t about a FTW attitude, this is about a real lack of self esteem. As for the comments from and about women here saying he’s gorgeous, are you into fucking corpses?

  432. I’ve got a couple of large tatts myself, but what this bloke did is just plain fucking stupid. And the artist who did this is just as stupid. This isn’t about a FTW attitude, this is about a real lack of self esteem. As for the comments from and about women here saying he’s gorgeous, are you into fucking corpses?

  433. I really see no point in arguing with trolls, but one thing has to be said, why does it always so often seem to end in encouraging people to in some way cut off or maim their own genitals? It’s like there’s not as much as one original fibre to share between most people going apeshit over this.

  434. I really see no point in arguing with trolls, but one thing has to be said, why does it always so often seem to end in encouraging people to in some way cut off or maim their own genitals? It’s like there’s not as much as one original fibre to share between most people going apeshit over this.

  435. my 3 and 6 year old neices would LOVE THIS GUY.

    give children more credit, to those who have obviously forgotten what it’s like being a kid. there is way more honesty, acceptance and innocence than you’d ever expect in a child.

    i seriously don’t see this man running at any kid trying to scare them either, get over yourselves if you think his face could damage somebodies child.

    it’s a shitty thing your parents never took you by the hand and explained to you why it’s okay not to be afraid..

    putting fear in your kids about life is the worst possible action you can take in raising them.

  436. my 3 and 6 year old neices would LOVE THIS GUY.

    give children more credit, to those who have obviously forgotten what it’s like being a kid. there is way more honesty, acceptance and innocence than you’d ever expect in a child.

    i seriously don’t see this man running at any kid trying to scare them either, get over yourselves if you think his face could damage somebodies child.

    it’s a shitty thing your parents never took you by the hand and explained to you why it’s okay not to be afraid..

    putting fear in your kids about life is the worst possible action you can take in raising them.

  437. How are people missing this?

    #259 – From the ARTIST (claimed): “his plan is to be a complete skeleton with maggots, cockroaches,and spiderwebs and has nothing to do with the misfits. ”

    If this is true, I’m behind the guy 100%. I think that, if he goes through with it, the results could be absolutely amazing.

    It is pretty extreme as far as a full-body themed transformation goes, but heck, at that point it’s like comparing A Bombs to H Bombs.

    Forget the convenience store, he could be a sideshow attraction (though he will have to learn a few tricks if he wants to make any money). It’s almost like bringing back the attracting/repelling powers of tattooed sideshow performers of the last century.

    He does look a bit young to be making this sort of commitment, but who knows? He may have been thinking of this for the past fifteen years.

    At any rate, I really want to see where this goes…

  438. How are people missing this?

    #259 – From the ARTIST (claimed): “his plan is to be a complete skeleton with maggots, cockroaches,and spiderwebs and has nothing to do with the misfits. ”

    If this is true, I’m behind the guy 100%. I think that, if he goes through with it, the results could be absolutely amazing.

    It is pretty extreme as far as a full-body themed transformation goes, but heck, at that point it’s like comparing A Bombs to H Bombs.

    Forget the convenience store, he could be a sideshow attraction (though he will have to learn a few tricks if he wants to make any money). It’s almost like bringing back the attracting/repelling powers of tattooed sideshow performers of the last century.

    He does look a bit young to be making this sort of commitment, but who knows? He may have been thinking of this for the past fifteen years.

    At any rate, I really want to see where this goes…

  439. First though – Amazing tattoo. From an artist (not tattoo artist) point of view it is incredible. I would deffinately let that artist tattoo me if I never saw this picture. He may be a great artist but he has shitty judgement. I wouldn’t let him anywhere near me. I did save the pic so I can PAINT my face like it for halloween.

    Second thought – This man will kill himself at some point. You must be beyond fucked up to do this to yourself. It makes me sad. I’m all for an interview because this guy should be studied and put on suicide watch.

  440. First though – Amazing tattoo. From an artist (not tattoo artist) point of view it is incredible. I would deffinately let that artist tattoo me if I never saw this picture. He may be a great artist but he has shitty judgement. I wouldn’t let him anywhere near me. I did save the pic so I can PAINT my face like it for halloween.

    Second thought – This man will kill himself at some point. You must be beyond fucked up to do this to yourself. It makes me sad. I’m all for an interview because this guy should be studied and put on suicide watch.

  441. First though – Amazing tattoo. From an artist (not tattoo artist) point of view it is incredible. I would deffinately let that artist tattoo me if I never saw this picture. He may be a great artist but he has shitty judgement. I wouldn’t let him anywhere near me. I did save the pic so I can PAINT my face like it for halloween.

    Second thought – This man will kill himself at some point. You must be beyond fucked up to do this to yourself. It makes me sad. I’m all for an interview because this guy should be studied and put on suicide watch.

  442. First though – Amazing tattoo. From an artist (not tattoo artist) point of view it is incredible. I would deffinately let that artist tattoo me if I never saw this picture. He may be a great artist but he has shitty judgement. I wouldn’t let him anywhere near me. I did save the pic so I can PAINT my face like it for halloween.

    Second thought – This man will kill himself at some point. You must be beyond fucked up to do this to yourself. It makes me sad. I’m all for an interview because this guy should be studied and put on suicide watch.

  443. First though – Amazing tattoo. From an artist (not tattoo artist) point of view it is incredible. I would deffinately let that artist tattoo me if I never saw this picture. He may be a great artist but he has shitty judgement. I wouldn’t let him anywhere near me. I did save the pic so I can PAINT my face like it for halloween.

    Second thought – This man will kill himself at some point. You must be beyond fucked up to do this to yourself. It makes me sad. I’m all for an interview because this guy should be studied and put on suicide watch.

  444. First though – Amazing tattoo. From an artist (not tattoo artist) point of view it is incredible. I would deffinately let that artist tattoo me if I never saw this picture. He may be a great artist but he has shitty judgement. I wouldn’t let him anywhere near me. I did save the pic so I can PAINT my face like it for halloween.

    Second thought – This man will kill himself at some point. You must be beyond fucked up to do this to yourself. It makes me sad. I’m all for an interview because this guy should be studied and put on suicide watch.

  445. …to the commenter who mentioned the old ladies asking questions and touching his face as walks down the street…

    are you kiddin?

    those bluehairs will be RUNNING in the other direction.

  446. …to the commenter who mentioned the old ladies asking questions and touching his face as walks down the street…

    are you kiddin?

    those bluehairs will be RUNNING in the other direction.

  447. Fuck…. surprising how many people need to leave negative comments…….. It’s a happy happy world we live in…

  448. Fuck…. surprising how many people need to leave negative comments…….. It’s a happy happy world we live in…

  449. I don’t belong to your community, but I do belong to the community at large and this is what I thought when I looked at his picture–you may not give a damn about what outsiders think, you may think them slaves of their own culture and you may feel some level of elitism for escaping the bonds of polite society, but you all know life isn’t fair so here goes and no I don’t care if any of these things are true (though you know odds are in my favor) they’re just what I thought when I looked at this guy:

    1. His mother must be devastated.
    2. He’ll probably kill himself.
    3. If he doesn’t kill himself, the other bums will probably kill him and then we’ll read about that too
    4. He is not well-adjusted. He is the polar opposite of well-adjusted.
    5. He is not intelligent.
    6. He would never, ever, ever be able to get a “respectable” job and even if he worked at a convenience store (see also, you’re retarded) he was fired
    7. He may not admit it until his pre-suicide appearance on Maury, but the moment he got home from the tattoo parlor and saw his reflection in his own mirror, he was horrified, if only for a moment.
    8. He’s going to get punched in the face so many times.
    9. Again, his mother must be so devastated.
    10. I mean really, he will probably kill himself, and if he doesn’t, the other bums will.

  450. I don’t belong to your community, but I do belong to the community at large and this is what I thought when I looked at his picture–you may not give a damn about what outsiders think, you may think them slaves of their own culture and you may feel some level of elitism for escaping the bonds of polite society, but you all know life isn’t fair so here goes and no I don’t care if any of these things are true (though you know odds are in my favor) they’re just what I thought when I looked at this guy:

    1. His mother must be devastated.
    2. He’ll probably kill himself.
    3. If he doesn’t kill himself, the other bums will probably kill him and then we’ll read about that too
    4. He is not well-adjusted. He is the polar opposite of well-adjusted.
    5. He is not intelligent.
    6. He would never, ever, ever be able to get a “respectable” job and even if he worked at a convenience store (see also, you’re retarded) he was fired
    7. He may not admit it until his pre-suicide appearance on Maury, but the moment he got home from the tattoo parlor and saw his reflection in his own mirror, he was horrified, if only for a moment.
    8. He’s going to get punched in the face so many times.
    9. Again, his mother must be so devastated.
    10. I mean really, he will probably kill himself, and if he doesn’t, the other bums will.

  451. Oh hell, I hate it every time a modblog post starts getting attention on non-mod sites, it always ends up with a bunch of people who can’t respect other people’s decisions that have no effect on anyone’s life except their own. Little kids are not so psychologically fragile as some people think, or as incapable of telling real from fake as adults seem to think. Kids see this sort of thing every year on Halloween and it’s acceptable then, I don’t see any difference between October 31 and May 31.

    Now I have to respect this guy for having the balls to do that, and I think the tattoo is beautiful even if the anatomical inaccuracies are pretty obvious. I do worry about the affect on his psyche that it might have coming in contact with the type of people who’ve posted here about him being crazy and should go shoot up a school (what the hell was the person who said that thinking). I think it’s a great tattoo, not what I’d want by any means but if it makes him happy then that’s what matters not whether it makes me happy.

    But it makes me think, whenever I get around to having my facial tattoos done (which will be when my artwork sales can support my getting all the tattoos I want) I’m getting something much less in your face to pun a little in the form of Art Nouveau flowers framing my face. I wonder though if even something so delicate and feminine is going to subject me to that sort of reaction, and it scares me a little. I don’t want to have to be afraid of expressing myself in the way that I want and to see such venom from some people about facial tattoos is a bit disturbing to me. What business is it of yours what other people look like? It’s not you, no one is going to hold you down and tattoo your face so what does it matter to you? I’m not hear to decorate your life, I’m here to live mine in a way that makes me happy with myself.

  452. Oh hell, I hate it every time a modblog post starts getting attention on non-mod sites, it always ends up with a bunch of people who can’t respect other people’s decisions that have no effect on anyone’s life except their own. Little kids are not so psychologically fragile as some people think, or as incapable of telling real from fake as adults seem to think. Kids see this sort of thing every year on Halloween and it’s acceptable then, I don’t see any difference between October 31 and May 31.

    Now I have to respect this guy for having the balls to do that, and I think the tattoo is beautiful even if the anatomical inaccuracies are pretty obvious. I do worry about the affect on his psyche that it might have coming in contact with the type of people who’ve posted here about him being crazy and should go shoot up a school (what the hell was the person who said that thinking). I think it’s a great tattoo, not what I’d want by any means but if it makes him happy then that’s what matters not whether it makes me happy.

    But it makes me think, whenever I get around to having my facial tattoos done (which will be when my artwork sales can support my getting all the tattoos I want) I’m getting something much less in your face to pun a little in the form of Art Nouveau flowers framing my face. I wonder though if even something so delicate and feminine is going to subject me to that sort of reaction, and it scares me a little. I don’t want to have to be afraid of expressing myself in the way that I want and to see such venom from some people about facial tattoos is a bit disturbing to me. What business is it of yours what other people look like? It’s not you, no one is going to hold you down and tattoo your face so what does it matter to you? I’m not hear to decorate your life, I’m here to live mine in a way that makes me happy with myself.

  453. Whenever anyone has the courage to express themselves behind an image that is typically considered socially unacceptable and can turn peoples’ perceptions upside down, the respective parties mutually benefit.

    Personally, I think if anything, celebrate this tattoo’s wearer as an advocate for radical social progress.

  454. Whenever anyone has the courage to express themselves behind an image that is typically considered socially unacceptable and can turn peoples’ perceptions upside down, the respective parties mutually benefit.

    Personally, I think if anything, celebrate this tattoo’s wearer as an advocate for radical social progress.

  455. #247 – and where did you find this statistic about 90% of people with facial tattoos commit suicide? In order to prove that, wouldnt you have to know how many people even HAVE a facial tattoo??

  456. #247 – and where did you find this statistic about 90% of people with facial tattoos commit suicide? In order to prove that, wouldnt you have to know how many people even HAVE a facial tattoo??

  457. Ok first off I do have some quite visible tattoos on my neck hands, and yes face. My face has been posted on here before (look at recent work by TattooJoe. I am mostly working on a body theme with allot of my work. I am planning to do a mix of tribal, and biomechanical on my face. Maybe not quite as morbid as a skull, but that from a social point of view is because bio-mech is a bit dehumanizing, unlike a skull. As people mentioned with this person, and how the image will distort with age, that is why I was starting to shy away from work like this. TattooJoe mentioned you tattoo lots of stuff on your face, but your face is always flexing, moving, exposed to the sun etc… so tattoos with lots of detail, shading, color etc can fade out easily.

    As for picking the artist and peoples negativity towards face tattoos, I did not even want to ask an artist for years if they would even DO a face tattoo. I finally found an artist who had, and does face tattoos, and even THEN I did not ask right away if they would do a face tattoo. Regardless of what I said, he knew I planned to ink my whole face.

    Also for people claiming a 90% suside rate for people with facial tattoos WHERE the hell did you get that from. I am pretty young (22) but I can tell you I wanted to tattoo my face for YEARS now. I finally got sick of always putting of doing it because of social ramifications when I knew it was something I REALLY wanted to do. I LIKE waking up in the morning and seeing my face tattooed and I can’t wait till I finally have my whole face and head inked. overall it has been a positive experience for me I have been much more confident in my self, and stopped always caring what other people think. IMO it will be good once my face is finished.

    Also I do NOT work in the body mod industry (and not that I have anything against doing that, I love body mod so much in the future I may start to) but I actually work Retail! I deal with the public on a regular basis and I do NOT cover my tattoos with makeup. I know some places will discriminate against me because of my tattoos, I knew that getting my tattoos, and I fully accept that. If a place does not want to accept me for my tattoos, I don’t want to work there. Having my face tattooed makes narrowing employers down pretty easy. I no longer second guess my decisions and debate trying to “coverâ€? tattoos just for job interviews. Even with my tattoos I get job offers quite often to work in retail. Allot of people I work with see how good an associate I am, and how good I am at dealing with customers. Intelligence stands out MUCH more that what your face looks like when dealing with people on a professional level. Now would a skull tattoo instead of what I am working on be a bit more extreme for a retail environment, probably. But if that was what I REALLY wanted to do that would not stop me.

    If I woke up one day with that tattooed on my face I would not be mortified because the concept has crossed my mind before. I am actually glad to see someone else did this because I wanted to see it done. I love the concept of a signal body theme, but I like too many different tattoo styles to pull off just ONE theme, so I am sticking with trying to mix a few concepts together on me.

    As for the other questions people mentioned, I would love to here an interview and this guys motivations for getting it. I would love to know what he does for a living and plans on doing in the future, just because what I do is so “unexpectedâ€? for someone with face tattoos, I wonder if other peoples jobs are equally unexpected.

    The quality of the work, and the effect of the placement is GREAT. I love tattoos that really use the 3D nature of the area being tattooed. I actually wanted to see someone like paul-booth do a tattoo like this since he is very good at laying out work on 3D spaces.

    “Pussy. A real committed bodymodder would have found a plastic surgeon to actually remove his lips, nose, and cheeks.
    Someone tell this guy to be sure to vote for candidates that support increasing the minimum wage!�

    I actually would like to see that and though of it before as well. Don’t think I personally would have the balls to do it, but I am sure someone might.

    Again face tattoos do not = min wage, I have a large portion of my face tattooed (and working on full coverage) and I make MUCH more than minimum wage. Anyone that cant find A job because of a face tattoo is using the tattoo as an excuse. It may take them longer to find a job, but they will eventually find SOMETHING.

    “photoshop.
    tattoo on lips?�

    What does the lip have to do with anything. My face tattoo goes onto my lip, so I can assure you it is possible to do.

  458. Ok first off I do have some quite visible tattoos on my neck hands, and yes face. My face has been posted on here before (look at recent work by TattooJoe. I am mostly working on a body theme with allot of my work. I am planning to do a mix of tribal, and biomechanical on my face. Maybe not quite as morbid as a skull, but that from a social point of view is because bio-mech is a bit dehumanizing, unlike a skull. As people mentioned with this person, and how the image will distort with age, that is why I was starting to shy away from work like this. TattooJoe mentioned you tattoo lots of stuff on your face, but your face is always flexing, moving, exposed to the sun etc… so tattoos with lots of detail, shading, color etc can fade out easily.

    As for picking the artist and peoples negativity towards face tattoos, I did not even want to ask an artist for years if they would even DO a face tattoo. I finally found an artist who had, and does face tattoos, and even THEN I did not ask right away if they would do a face tattoo. Regardless of what I said, he knew I planned to ink my whole face.

    Also for people claiming a 90% suside rate for people with facial tattoos WHERE the hell did you get that from. I am pretty young (22) but I can tell you I wanted to tattoo my face for YEARS now. I finally got sick of always putting of doing it because of social ramifications when I knew it was something I REALLY wanted to do. I LIKE waking up in the morning and seeing my face tattooed and I can’t wait till I finally have my whole face and head inked. overall it has been a positive experience for me I have been much more confident in my self, and stopped always caring what other people think. IMO it will be good once my face is finished.

    Also I do NOT work in the body mod industry (and not that I have anything against doing that, I love body mod so much in the future I may start to) but I actually work Retail! I deal with the public on a regular basis and I do NOT cover my tattoos with makeup. I know some places will discriminate against me because of my tattoos, I knew that getting my tattoos, and I fully accept that. If a place does not want to accept me for my tattoos, I don’t want to work there. Having my face tattooed makes narrowing employers down pretty easy. I no longer second guess my decisions and debate trying to “coverâ€? tattoos just for job interviews. Even with my tattoos I get job offers quite often to work in retail. Allot of people I work with see how good an associate I am, and how good I am at dealing with customers. Intelligence stands out MUCH more that what your face looks like when dealing with people on a professional level. Now would a skull tattoo instead of what I am working on be a bit more extreme for a retail environment, probably. But if that was what I REALLY wanted to do that would not stop me.

    If I woke up one day with that tattooed on my face I would not be mortified because the concept has crossed my mind before. I am actually glad to see someone else did this because I wanted to see it done. I love the concept of a signal body theme, but I like too many different tattoo styles to pull off just ONE theme, so I am sticking with trying to mix a few concepts together on me.

    As for the other questions people mentioned, I would love to here an interview and this guys motivations for getting it. I would love to know what he does for a living and plans on doing in the future, just because what I do is so “unexpectedâ€? for someone with face tattoos, I wonder if other peoples jobs are equally unexpected.

    The quality of the work, and the effect of the placement is GREAT. I love tattoos that really use the 3D nature of the area being tattooed. I actually wanted to see someone like paul-booth do a tattoo like this since he is very good at laying out work on 3D spaces.

    “Pussy. A real committed bodymodder would have found a plastic surgeon to actually remove his lips, nose, and cheeks.
    Someone tell this guy to be sure to vote for candidates that support increasing the minimum wage!�

    I actually would like to see that and though of it before as well. Don’t think I personally would have the balls to do it, but I am sure someone might.

    Again face tattoos do not = min wage, I have a large portion of my face tattooed (and working on full coverage) and I make MUCH more than minimum wage. Anyone that cant find A job because of a face tattoo is using the tattoo as an excuse. It may take them longer to find a job, but they will eventually find SOMETHING.

    “photoshop.
    tattoo on lips?�

    What does the lip have to do with anything. My face tattoo goes onto my lip, so I can assure you it is possible to do.

  459. As I said in #112, this image seems to really get the attention of people. I’ve never seen a post here with 350+ comments.

    Forget about the varying opinions formed for a moment. Just think how interesting it is that this particular image commands our attention. I suspect humans are innately drawn to images like human-looking skulls, as a product of our evolution. It was probably a big survival advantage for our ancestors to take extra notice to such things, and to always be on the lookout for them.

  460. As I said in #112, this image seems to really get the attention of people. I’ve never seen a post here with 350+ comments.

    Forget about the varying opinions formed for a moment. Just think how interesting it is that this particular image commands our attention. I suspect humans are innately drawn to images like human-looking skulls, as a product of our evolution. It was probably a big survival advantage for our ancestors to take extra notice to such things, and to always be on the lookout for them.

  461. That guy is 400% totally out of his freakin’ mind. You should be in a mental hospital if you even think about doing this to your face.

  462. That guy is 400% totally out of his freakin’ mind. You should be in a mental hospital if you even think about doing this to your face.

  463. What a f*cking retard! What a f*cking retard! What a f*cking retard! What a f*cking retard! What a f*cking retard! What a f*cking retard! What a f*cking retard! What a f*cking retard! What a f*cking retard! What a f*cking retard! What a f*cking retard!

  464. What a f*cking retard! What a f*cking retard! What a f*cking retard! What a f*cking retard! What a f*cking retard! What a f*cking retard! What a f*cking retard! What a f*cking retard! What a f*cking retard! What a f*cking retard! What a f*cking retard!

  465. What a tit. What was this muppet thinking? I have a number of tattoo’s myself and love body art but this is so moronic it’s defies belief. If my son came home with this done i’d first of all mutilate the wanker who did the work and then burn it off my sons face with a blow torch.

    And to all the young girlies here saying they want to marry this clown – you really need to get a grasp of reality.

  466. What a tit. What was this muppet thinking? I have a number of tattoo’s myself and love body art but this is so moronic it’s defies belief. If my son came home with this done i’d first of all mutilate the wanker who did the work and then burn it off my sons face with a blow torch.

    And to all the young girlies here saying they want to marry this clown – you really need to get a grasp of reality.

  467. amazing tattoo, hes got balls, but then coke snorters tend to have balls (look at the side on pic!) ;-P

  468. amazing tattoo, hes got balls, but then coke snorters tend to have balls (look at the side on pic!) ;-P

  469. Funny….so many people are so disturbed by this…letting this image affect them in such harsh ways, thinking about mutilation and telling him to shoot up schools.
    I’m sitting here laughing at all of you…for something you despise so much…you’re all wasting an awful lot of time on this. You are so opposed to this…yet….you waste minutes of your life, typing up comments to post, on somthing you tell us you *hate*. I’m just thinking…all the links, all the buzz on the internet…all over just some guy who got a tattoo….that’s impressive.
    If you hate it so much, back off and let it go…

  470. Funny….so many people are so disturbed by this…letting this image affect them in such harsh ways, thinking about mutilation and telling him to shoot up schools.
    I’m sitting here laughing at all of you…for something you despise so much…you’re all wasting an awful lot of time on this. You are so opposed to this…yet….you waste minutes of your life, typing up comments to post, on somthing you tell us you *hate*. I’m just thinking…all the links, all the buzz on the internet…all over just some guy who got a tattoo….that’s impressive.
    If you hate it so much, back off and let it go…

  471. Well, looking at his skin I’d say he was just as ugly before he did this stupid tatoo job… wasn’t worth it if you ask me, except that I probably feel a bit more sorry for him than if hadn’t done that to himself. But then, I seriously doubt that was his intention 🙂

  472. Well, looking at his skin I’d say he was just as ugly before he did this stupid tatoo job… wasn’t worth it if you ask me, except that I probably feel a bit more sorry for him than if hadn’t done that to himself. But then, I seriously doubt that was his intention 🙂

  473. what the fuck is hot about that? when he´s dead he will look like that pretty fast…
    so you all like rotten bodys. that´s sick!

  474. what the fuck is hot about that? when he´s dead he will look like that pretty fast…
    so you all like rotten bodys. that´s sick!

  475. Chrispy … we all are different, and accepting everybody else is the best way to claim legitimate rights to be accepted for what you are and/or want to be.If I follow your path, then anybody else offendend by your tattoos may want to burn them off your body with a blow torch. Right?

    Question : why do you think that all the women who said there that they want to marry him, fuck with him or kiss him would be YOUNG? How can you be stupid enough not to realize that some people may perfectly have fantasies, at any age, and that all of us have different fantasies?

    As a man, I’d find it REALLY cool to have a relation with a heavily tattooed woman. Even better if she’d have full facial tattoo, and even better if she’d wear some mad stuff like this one.

    Of course, I’m not just sitting here and saying “cool stuff”. The social consequences of his tattoo, the macabre side, the fact that he’s young, all this is certainly somewhat disturbing. But disturbing or not, this guy is free to do what he want, and you, I, anybody, we all are nothing to judge our pairs. We are mere mortals, and late or ever we will all look like him…

  476. Chrispy … we all are different, and accepting everybody else is the best way to claim legitimate rights to be accepted for what you are and/or want to be.If I follow your path, then anybody else offendend by your tattoos may want to burn them off your body with a blow torch. Right?

    Question : why do you think that all the women who said there that they want to marry him, fuck with him or kiss him would be YOUNG? How can you be stupid enough not to realize that some people may perfectly have fantasies, at any age, and that all of us have different fantasies?

    As a man, I’d find it REALLY cool to have a relation with a heavily tattooed woman. Even better if she’d have full facial tattoo, and even better if she’d wear some mad stuff like this one.

    Of course, I’m not just sitting here and saying “cool stuff”. The social consequences of his tattoo, the macabre side, the fact that he’s young, all this is certainly somewhat disturbing. But disturbing or not, this guy is free to do what he want, and you, I, anybody, we all are nothing to judge our pairs. We are mere mortals, and late or ever we will all look like him…

  477. Seems to me that all people who have facial tattoos done have a deathwish… How many people over the age of 40 have you seen with lots of facial ink?….

  478. Seems to me that all people who have facial tattoos done have a deathwish… How many people over the age of 40 have you seen with lots of facial ink?….

  479. Noadi – Post 380:
    “Oh hell, I hate it every time a modblog post starts getting attention on non-mod sites, it always ends up with a bunch of people who can’t respect other people’s decisions that have no effect on anyone’s life except their own. ”
    __________________

    You’re an idiot. People getting together to express opinions that are different from each other’s is called a “discussion”

    What sort of discussion do you like,fucktardo? The kind where everyone sits around and agrees that every tattoo and every mod that anyone could ever get is “fine and good and worthy of respect”?

    I don’t respect this guy’s assinine descision, I think that it is the dumbest thing he will ever do in life. That’s my right. You can disagree with that, and that’s yours. But don’t turn this into “all those nasty non-mods are infiltrating my precious shithole site and they don’t even AGREE with what I think.”

    I can only hold out with a grim, macabre hope that this fuck gets killed doing something stupid and his story gets posted on my site for me to ridicule and deride him.

    Go to bunnies.com you fucking stain.

  480. Noadi – Post 380:
    “Oh hell, I hate it every time a modblog post starts getting attention on non-mod sites, it always ends up with a bunch of people who can’t respect other people’s decisions that have no effect on anyone’s life except their own. ”
    __________________

    You’re an idiot. People getting together to express opinions that are different from each other’s is called a “discussion”

    What sort of discussion do you like,fucktardo? The kind where everyone sits around and agrees that every tattoo and every mod that anyone could ever get is “fine and good and worthy of respect”?

    I don’t respect this guy’s assinine descision, I think that it is the dumbest thing he will ever do in life. That’s my right. You can disagree with that, and that’s yours. But don’t turn this into “all those nasty non-mods are infiltrating my precious shithole site and they don’t even AGREE with what I think.”

    I can only hold out with a grim, macabre hope that this fuck gets killed doing something stupid and his story gets posted on my site for me to ridicule and deride him.

    Go to bunnies.com you fucking stain.

  481. brutal. nothing says your an idiot like a tattooed grill. Only G.G. Allin could get away with that.

  482. brutal. nothing says your an idiot like a tattooed grill. Only G.G. Allin could get away with that.

  483. Hope he’ll like making minimum wage the rest of his life, ’cause those are the only jobs he’ll ever get. Talk about not thinking through the consequences!

  484. Hope he’ll like making minimum wage the rest of his life, ’cause those are the only jobs he’ll ever get. Talk about not thinking through the consequences!

  485. wow. love the concept. but indeed it’s pretty hardcore. and you could question it. facial tattoos are always questionable, hence many tattoo artists won’t do them (although that has changed over the years). but then again it all boils down to the wearer. and not knowing anything about that guy would refrain me of making any remarks about it being good or bad, being dumb or hardcore. if i think of mike wilson, lucky diamond rich and enigma i know that with some people you don’t question it at all.

  486. wow. love the concept. but indeed it’s pretty hardcore. and you could question it. facial tattoos are always questionable, hence many tattoo artists won’t do them (although that has changed over the years). but then again it all boils down to the wearer. and not knowing anything about that guy would refrain me of making any remarks about it being good or bad, being dumb or hardcore. if i think of mike wilson, lucky diamond rich and enigma i know that with some people you don’t question it at all.

  487. Kewl Han Dluke whos crazier a person with a tattoo on their face or some dipshit publicly wishing harm/death upon someone. It sounds like your the fucking stain.

  488. Kewl Han Dluke whos crazier a person with a tattoo on their face or some dipshit publicly wishing harm/death upon someone. It sounds like your the fucking stain.

  489. Great tat work… HUGE balls… But unfortunately this guy is going to wake up X days/weeks/years from now and immediately regret what he’s done for the rest of his long or short life. This is my opinion of older dude… Employment opps? The same convenience store he’s been working in or the Tattoo convention circuit, again, for the rest of his short or long life. I wish him the best of luck…

  490. Great tat work… HUGE balls… But unfortunately this guy is going to wake up X days/weeks/years from now and immediately regret what he’s done for the rest of his long or short life. This is my opinion of older dude… Employment opps? The same convenience store he’s been working in or the Tattoo convention circuit, again, for the rest of his short or long life. I wish him the best of luck…

  491. In response to #183, # 206 , they live in Montreal, Quebec, Canada (as I do) and it’s not commun for people to get their ass kick around here for what they are or what they look like. Of course there are some ignorants like verywhere else but Quebecers are usually more open-minded about stuff like that (I even overheard some tourists complaining in disgust how tattoos and piercing being too well accepted by society in Quebec).
    As for the artist himself, I know he wouldn’t tattoo just anybody like that because he turn me down two years ago for a facial tattoo I wanted to get done. Frank asked me to wear it as make-up for 6 month before he would consider it… And the facial tattoo I want is far less radical!

  492. In response to #183, # 206 , they live in Montreal, Quebec, Canada (as I do) and it’s not commun for people to get their ass kick around here for what they are or what they look like. Of course there are some ignorants like verywhere else but Quebecers are usually more open-minded about stuff like that (I even overheard some tourists complaining in disgust how tattoos and piercing being too well accepted by society in Quebec).
    As for the artist himself, I know he wouldn’t tattoo just anybody like that because he turn me down two years ago for a facial tattoo I wanted to get done. Frank asked me to wear it as make-up for 6 month before he would consider it… And the facial tattoo I want is far less radical!

  493. WOW I LOVE THAT GUY! I’m just going to make the same tatoo on my face!
    – Love : Princess Goul

  494. WOW I LOVE THAT GUY! I’m just going to make the same tatoo on my face!
    – Love : Princess Goul

  495. Falldown:

    Clever comment – saw the MySpace page – It seems high school is the loftiest education plateau you ever reached.

    Is it any wonder you are making less than 30K and in debt.
    You also have shit on, in and through your face?

    Do you ever wonder if there is a co-relation? Oh well, at least you are unique, David.

    Maybe you can have a new apprentice to “work the grill”.

  496. Falldown:

    Clever comment – saw the MySpace page – It seems high school is the loftiest education plateau you ever reached.

    Is it any wonder you are making less tha