Spring is here

Spring is finally here though you wouldn’t know it where I live since the snowbanks are all over 6 feet high. This beautiful piece by Platon Sosnitsyi, from Kipod in Israel, makes me hopeful that we will actually see green around these parts again.  I love the way that hummingbird pops and depth in the flowers.  It makes me ache for some new ink. And for summer!

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On Golden Pond

Here’s another Jackie Rabbit piece to kick off your Wednesday morning.  What I like most about this is that it isn’t a “standard” koi piece.  Instead of the koi being front and center as the primary focus, Jackie has made it part of an elegant scene.  The ripples flowing outward across the pond are a fantastic touch, as is the large negative space on the left side.  The whole design has a flow to it that defies the asymmetrical nature of the image and her color selection is fantastic.  If you’re ever in the Roanoke, VA neighbourhood, stop in and visit Jackie at Star City Tattoo, from what she’s sent into the galleries, you won’t be disappointed.

Wings in the Wild

If you haven’t yet signed up for your free BME account, today is the day to do it.  In the ritual and play piercing gallery is a series of photos sent in by Sara Body Art from Freak Shop in Portugal.  Below are just a couple of this set that captures a man in the forest, pierced with feathers as he explores the wilderness.  The photography is great and the piercings look fantastic.  It’s definitely worth a trip over to the gallery to see the rest.

He’s a wildman

Drop dead gorgeous, sultry, off the charts sexy..  these are just a few of the phrases I’d use to describe Bradde.  He exudes raw animalistic sex appeal.  He’s also a hell of a guy and makes a mean chili.  That lucky lady on his arm is Bethany.  She’s used to everyone being jealous of her, so it’s ok to admit it here.  She was the one that beat back the thousands to win Bradde’s heart, and the two of them make a power couple the world has never seen before.  If you get a chance to check out one of the Mercury Suspension Team‘s shows, you’re in for a treat as these two put on quite a show.

Splendor Solis


Last week, we saw Deluxe Tattoo‘s Tim Biedron’s grisly barnyard zombie torture porn romp, but this time around, things are a little more wholesome. Continuing our recent trend of righteous wildlife tattoos, here are a bunch of happy forest critters having a wholesome tea party! Hey, cute. Many more shots, after the jump.

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Make Like a Tree and Get Outta Here


This lovely backpiece comes to us from Ioreth, who spent days hours sitting for Batoon at Azazel Studio in Milanówek, Poland, to bring this to fruition. Are those wolf eyes underneath? Some sort of tree marsupial? Perhaps a vampire? Some mysteries aren’t meant to be solved.

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