Figure 8 tattoo in context

Sorry for the delays. I’m having a lot of trouble keeping a full schedule (but really, if you want to listen to me whine though, go here instead), but I will do my best from now on to do pre-written entries so my lags hopefully get hidden by the nature of the queue.

I’m going to start working on that right now but until then here’s an in context shot of Minneapolis‘s Elliott Smith Figure 8 tattoo that got such a positive response when the close-up shot was posted.

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17 thoughts on “Figure 8 tattoo in context

  1. for some reason i always assumed a figure 8 to be sort of a mobius strip shape, but i guess i was wrong?

  2. Don’t know much about tattoos (looks neat), but I do know that I love and dearly miss Elliott Smith.

  3. The album title isn’t really called Figure 8 because of the wall on the cover – he has a b-side for that album called Figure 8, it’s a cover of the Schoolhouse Rock song of the same title. (Note it’s not on the album itself, it’s just a b-side.) And, still beautiful. This is hands down one of my favorite tattoos.

  4. hahahha, i caught the “you’re dead lol!!” tag too, it made me laugh. elliott smith was a neat person and an amazing musician.

  5. it’s elliott smith, not elliot.

    Posted by eli on April 10th, 2007 at 6:27 pm

    thanks for clearing that up iddiott

  6. THAT is cool. and I agree with #1. The thin straight lines across the chest would have been cool… which is why there’s always time for more ink. :D

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