Birds!

Did you know Alfred Hitchcock’s classic horror flick “The Birds” was originally made to be released as a 3-d movie some 40 years before the hoopla that is “Avatar”? When I was but a young little freakling, my parents took me to Universal Studios theme park where they showed “The Birds” as originally intended, in 3-D. I remember the birds would land on the heads of people just a few rows up from us and peck at their heads and I was in awe of the fact no one was screaming as they were being viciously attacked.

This movie experience gave me nightmares for many, many weeks. It’s around 25 years later and I felt like I was over this ridiculous fear of birds attacking my head until this BME contributor submitted this photo which give me haunting flash backs.

It’s a simple, simple design but striking to me nonetheless. Plus as someone with full head coverage, I think about how a tattoo will look with some hair growing in over it. A bold design like this will still be apparent through a few weeks worth of hair growth, yet subtle enough to not be noticed by everyone right off the bat, which can be a good compromise if subtlety is required.

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Tattoo by Brent Cummings Holeshot Tattoo Amherst, Ma.

12 thoughts on “Birds!

  1. Would be neat to see with a few weeks hair growth. Now just fix the haircut. It is not shaved in a straight line.

  2. It’s about as cool as his dingle berry dreads . . Sorry bra :X

    It’s a cool idea, I just feel like it could have been better executed.

  3. I like the idea, I just think that the placement is a bit weird, like if they want the rest of their head done how do you get something cohesive to mesh with that?

  4. I honestly want to see it when its not all new and shiny.

    @ #7 I think if you took some gray shading around them and then used that it may not look like best thought out piece ever. But, it could still turn out as a decent looking piece to the normal person walking down the street. Trust me, I get compliments on some of worst tattoos. haha

  5. That movie gave me nightmares for ages. This is a really neat tattoo idea, something I would never have the gall to do.

  6. ‘The Sparrows are flying’, first thing i thought when i saw this, reminded me if the stephen king classic ‘the dark half’ or maybe ‘black house’.

  7. I saw her at Raos in amherst the other day, i thought that tattoo looked familiar!

    Holeshots is pretty awesome, they do some really good work, most of my stuff was done there.

  8. I saw her at Raos in amherst the other day, i thought that tattoo looked familiar!

    Holeshots is pretty awesome, they do some really good work, most of my stuff was done there.

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