So, I just realized now that today is Friday. This week went by much quicker than I realized. Of course, Friday means a scarification follow-up, so that’s what I have for you right now. I think this is probably one of the most beautifully healed scars I’ve seen since I started doing the follow-ups over a year ago. And of course, the scar was done by none other than John Joyce.
Here’s how the scar looked back in May when it was fresh..
And here’s how it looks today..
Honestly, if I hadn’t seen the scar when it was fresh, I would have just assumed this was a white ink tattoo. Fantastic work John.
When I first posted Ferdudurke‘s white ink facial tattoo, people thought it looked like a penis (and I admit, once the comment was made, it did look like it)… Anyway, he’s had it filled in now and it doesn’t look like that any more!
Jasn at Pacific Rootz in Maui, Hawaii has been doing this facial tattoo on Andy — I like the simple, thin linework which is quite reminiscent of scarification.
From Moscow, Ferdudurke just had his forehead inked in white as well.
It’s still fresh, so hopefully I’ll publish a healed photo of these wings in the future, but I sure like the way that this white ink tattoo looks on the dark skin, done by Jan at Black Peppa in Johannesburg, South Africa. I’d love to go back to South Africa… I missed out on Capetown last time I was there…
Spookshow-baby-79 has been having some unusual problems with her white ink tattoos. They’re now a full nine months old, and are still not settled… You can see two more close-ups after the break and you can see that it goes through phases of “crocodile skin” and being covered in tiny blackheads which open up and bleed. Not fun, and I expect medical intervention will be required — when a tattoo doesn’t settle down after that long, it quite likely never will.
If anyone has any useful advice or experience, please do post it.
As I understand the rules of copying tattoos, if a white guy wants to copy a black guy’s blackwork tattoo, he has to do it in white ink, right? Ah, St. Petersburgh, I love your rejection of the Berne Convention. Copy or not, I do like the tattoo a lot.
Pox sends in this photo of his palm tattoo (by Swirly) and writes, “this is what happens when you get drunk in Melbourne.”
JuanKi got this “Ctrl+Z” geek tattoo in white ink on his wrist by Fabian Fonseca at Body Art in Bogota,
Columbia [CTRL+Z] Colombia (fresh in this photo of course). I’ve got white ink lettering my wrists as well and it holds up very nicely by the way.
The white ink ear tattoo on the left was done by Dave Evans at Mystery Tattoo in Gran Canaria, Puerto Rico, and the greyscale piece on the right is by Pablo Chavez at Tattoo Addiction in Rancagua, Chile.
Danny had a tribal tattoo on his shoulder he wanted to “upgrade”, so he had Johnny at Skinworks in Holland first tattoo it totally black, and after it was completed, the lotus and cherry blossoms were added over top using white ink (see also: a white dragon chestpiece over black done using a similar method).