Latest scars from Brian Decker

Brian Decker ( is currently guesting in Columbus, Ohio — and I should mention still has some spots left if you’d like work done — and doing his typically amazing work. Check out this intense example of geometric skin removal over blackwork… A piece that really makes me want to make an over-used and asinine comment about what a sore leg Jack is going to have!!! [Edit: I mean arm!]


Before Columbus Brian did some time in California, where he did a stylistically similar and equally impressive geometric skin removal, this mandala which at first glance I thought was centred by an Obama re-election logo (but then I came to my senses). I also wanted to showcase a beautiful anchor that he incised into Yvette’s back — a piece that is easy to predict will be beautiful healed, with both precise linework and detail, but at a scale that almost guarantees it will stay striking as it mellows with healing.



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2 thoughts on “Latest scars from Brian Decker

  1. I’ll actually be in OHIO from Sept. 19-25. I’m not there now :) I do have some free time, still, though.

  2. How would one care for these pieces in such a way that the little ‘islands’ of skin wouldn’t become distorted?

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