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.

Don’t Run With Wooden Stakes

You know what one of the best things about working at BME is? Occasionally, you’ll look at your e-mail inbox and see an e-mail with a subject line like “Lesbian Vampires.” Under normal circumstances, this would be nothing — probably spam advertising a Transylvanian boner pill or perhaps some sort of zaftig pyramid scheme (“The bloodthirsty queen of the island of Lesbos would like to lend you some money!”). But here? You see that title and you think to yourself, “You know what? I bet I’m gonna open this up and there are gonna be some lesbian vampires in there,” and sure enough, bam. Lesbian vampires. What a country.

Artist Update! This fine piece of work was done by Cere Kyle Cotterman at Ink Revolution Studios in Kingsport, Tennessee.

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