Gentle Giant

A tragic figure in both literature in film, Frankenstein’s monster has been adapted into pretty much every medium known to man.  This isn’t the first tattoo of the monster we’ve seen on ModBlog and it probably won’t be the last.  Jay Wheeler’s portrait of Karloff in his make-up really captures both sides to the monster, his intelligent and peaceful demeanor, and his capacity for intense emotion borne from the abuses he suffers at the hands of those who fear him.

I never drink… wine

While it may not stick to Bram Stoker’s novel completely, the 1931 film Dracula has probably influenced more portrayals of the count than the novel ever has.  Of course the reason for this is Bela Lugosi’s portrayal of the count.  His widow’s peak, high collared cloak, and broken english, all gave birth to the icon we know and love.  Plus, he never sparkled.

Thanks to Roger from Star City Tattoo for this recreation of this iconic image.

We can’t stop here. This is bat country.

I swear, the first person that complains that this isn’t a damn near perfect copy of Johnny Depp’s face is getting left alone in Las Vegas, completely twisted on drugs, no cash, no story for the magazine, and on top of everything else, a gigantic god damned hotel bill to deal with.

Matt Kramer from Mind’s Eye Tattoo in Emmaus, PA is responsible for this brilliant Fear and Loathing tattoo.

The ‘gate

I’ll admit that I’m not much of a Stargate nerd, beyond the film I didn’t really watch any of the shows, so my knowledge of the expanded universe is limited.  However, someone who does know her Stargate is Zobro, seen below showing off her steampunk inspired Stargate chest piece.

You can get a better look at it in the geek tattoo gallery.

BMEBoys are fascinating!

This eyebrow raising young man submitted his photos under the name “withoutmer”, and said that his tattoos include Silver Mt Zion neck tattoos, and a quote from The Crow on his chest.

Thanks to how the new galleries work, his photo can be found in several galleries, all relevant to his mods.  So look for him in the face and neck tattoo, lettering tattoo, music tattoo, and ear stretching galleries.

They’re here

While I was only 4 when Poltergeist came out, I do remember seeing it on video when I was young, and I remember being terrified of trees and clowns for a long time afterwards.  To this day it still holds up as one of the best horror films of all time.  The iconic image of Carol-Anne holding her hands up to the screen has become cemented in the cultural zeitgeist.  Which is why this simple monochromatic calf tattoo is so familiar.

Thanks to jshtate for sending this in to the tattoo galleries.

Howl at the moon

Today’s final Halloween inspired post is again brought to you by Jamie Henderson from Forsaken Ink in Bloomingburg, NY.

Of all the Universal monsters, I’d have to say the Wolfman is probably my favorite.  Simply because before Lon Chaney Jr. donned the costume, there were only a handful of werewolf films made.  Following the film The Wolfman, the genre exploded, and kids were given the idea for a Halloween costume that is still popular to this day.

Come Monday morning, Halloween will be over, but that doesn’t mean the pictures will stop.  Remember to break out those cameras and send in your pictures.  The only thing better than costumed people, is modified costumed people.