Geffraust 2.0

You asked for it, and here it is (albeit one year later), IAM: Geffraust‘s completed steampunk-eque chest piece.

Tattoo by Groseb from Bodyfikation in Bordeaux, France.

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Taking it to 11

In the words of the great Nigel Tufnel, “Well, it’s one louder, isn’t it?”

Judging by the amount of artillery this guy is packing, it’s pretty obvious Michael Kozlenko intended him to go to eleven.

And here’s a look at the sides of this piece:

Check out the Kipod Tattoo Studio gallery to see more photos of this epic tattoo, including some close-ups of the smaller details.

Derezzed

First, I hope that everyone on the east coast is safe and secure after that shake-up that just hit Richmond.  I know a lot of IAM members live in the area close to the epicenter, including Rachel at BMEHQ.

Now then, as his name implies, Joeltron is a big fan of Tron.  How big you ask?  Well take a look at this Tron Recognizer tattoo on the side of his skull.

Naith from Absolution in New Zealand did this while at a guest spot in Sydney at First Blood.

The doctor is in

Over the past year I’ve seen an increase of the number of plague doctor images floating around.  Whether it’s from tattoos, or period films, it seems the collective consciousness of North America has started to embrace the image of these notorious doctors.  While the time of the plague doctor was certainly before the 1800s, this tattoo by Kerri Kiple from Rendezvous Tattoo & Body Piercing in Marqette, MI takes on an almost late Victorian feel.  While I hesitate to use the word, it almost is close to a steampunk interpretation.  In any case, it’s a great addition to the Sci-fi and Horror tattoo gallery.

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.