Strange Birds

From the talented hands of Jackie Rabbit comes this piece called “Strange Birds”.  It’s got a fallen angel vibe to it, especially with the mask looking so much like a plague doctor’s mask.  And you can never go wrong with a plague doctor.

Update:  This piece by Jackie is based off a piece of work by Samantha Mash entitled “Fix Me or Conflict Me”.  You can check out the original here.

Jackie works at Star City Tattoo in Roanoke, VA

The Eternal Struggle

It is the end of days.  The fate of the world hangs in the balance between the forces of good and evil.  The champions have been chosen.   Two young boys, innocent prior to being selected, have been imbued with untold powers.  When the battle is over, only one shall remain, the victor claiming the fate of the world for his own, the other, dead, and with him all of the power that was given to him.

With the defeat of their champion the losing side will forever be vanquished, never to return, leaving the world forever in the grips of good or evil.  Who do you think will win?

Roger from Star City Tattoos in Roanoke, VA was the artist chosen by both sides to create these images of the boys immediately before the battle.

I put on my robe and wizard hat

As Jen pointed out last week, I may be considered something of a nerd.  Well it turns out I must not be much of one as I had no clue what this tattoo was of until I did a search for the word “Modron“.  I’m sure there are a couple of Dungeons and Dragons players out there that could explain these things in greater detail, and I’d imagine kmg454 would be one of them, seeing as how this is his tattoo.

This is based off a drawing by Christian Spalthoff and can be found in the Fantasy Tattoo gallery.


Here’s the other photo I mentioned earlier that was sent in by FemaleHumanoid.  The focus here is not just on the couple, but also their tattoos.  In fact I’d hazard a guess that the point of the photo is to showcase the work, that just happens to be on these two individuals.  As with the earlier post, you’ll definitely want to go to the gallery to see the full sized version of this photo so you can get a better look at the tattoos.

Ecstasy in Grey

I got a message a couple days ago from Allen telling me to check out the work of Dallas artist Mike Tidwell from Hold Fast Tattoo.  What caught Allen’s eye was this piece, a greyscale replica of Alex Grey’s “Ecstasy”.

Given how intricate Alex Grey’s art is, Mike should be commended for such an accurate recreation.  Let’s hope we see more from him in the future.