A Holy Star

There’s not denying that this Star of David tattoo carries religious significance to the wearer.  While my Hebrew is non-existent, perhaps some of our readers could help provide a translation.  Unless of course Jen gets to this post first, as she is BME’s resident Hebrew expert.

If the watermark didn’t give it away, this tattoo was done by Cyber Tattoo, out of Israel.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star

The blending of multiple forms of modification into a single piece is hardly something that is new.  Heavy blackwork tattoos with scars cut into them, implants under tattoos to make them stand out, the list can go on and on.  Sometimes the results can be drastic, and other times it can be subtle, such as the case with the following photo submitted to us by Steven Cool from Almighty Tattoo in Flint, MI.


I think what I like most about this piece is just how well the surface anchors blend in with the stars.  Granted the triangle design does stand out a bit, but as a whole the concept works.

What I am curious about is to what you think of the blending of styles.  For the most part there are two categories, multiple modifications that compliment each other really well, or pieces like this that are (or at least appear to be) created with the intention of blending the modifications together.  Or is there really a division between the two?  Should we just look at the overall package when it comes to modifications and see the entire body as a single piece, or is it ok to judge each individual mod on its own merits?

P.S. Apologies for the large watermark, that was how it was submitted to the site.



It’s you.

I knew you would find me. I just didn’t know when. Or where.

We’ve known each other for so long. This battle has raged for centuries. Do we remember why we fight? Does it matter anymore? When all you know is perpetual war, is it worthwhile to stop? Is it possible?

So be it. It is our destiny.

[draws sword]

[eats bagel]

[puts on “Ride of the Valkyries” on iPod]

Let’s do this.

(Tattoos on Steven by Garth at Unique Tattoos in Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia.)

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