For when a photo just isn’t enough

Sirwesalot sent in a photo of his shoulder portrait.  When it comes to portrait tattoos they can be very hit or miss.  I know we’ve all seen that picture that’s been floating around the net for years of the “In Loving Memory” portrait that makes the woman look horrible.  Now this photo of Sirwesalot’s Grandad John by Edgar from London Road in London, is an example of a great portrait.  If I didn’t know it was a tattoo I would swear that it was charcoal on canvas, given how soft everything is.

Portrait Nouveau

This art-nouveau theme portrait was sent in by BME user 8qak-gracetaylo.  I would love to be able to give proper credit to the artist, unfortunately the information wasn’t provided with the image.  Please remember, when you submit your photos to BME to take a moment to fill in the all the boxes provided.  That way if your photo is featured on ModBlog everyone involved can get credit.

But enough about that, lets take a look at the portrait.


From the description provided this is a portrait of the owner’s mother, with Art Nouveau elements surrounding it.  If you head over to the portrait gallery, you can see the portrait from another angle.  This side of the arm has the butterflies created using shading, the other side has them created from negative space.

UPDATE:  The owner of the arm is Grace Taylor, and the artwork was done by Marcus Maguire from Custom Tattoo Inc. in Glasgow, Scotland.

A Supposedly Fun Thing

This is Laura’s sweet tribute tattoo for her parents, done by Wendi Ramirez at Shaman Modifications in Austin, Texas. I have to say, dad looks like a fun guy. Panama hat? Mustache? Aloha shirt? Nicely done. I’m a sucker for cruise-wear, what can I say?

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