Rhonda sees our anglerfish and raises us a viperfish. Looks like I will need to bust out on the giant isopod tat soon just to stay in the game. -CRM
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Now THAT is one excellent tattoo!! Taxonomically accurate even!
To be fair, this one looks like an airbrush job, just as the red squid in the prior collection looked like a temporary tattoo.
All these tattoos make me think of pirates. One thing the Somali pirates have taught me is that there may be way more dumping of toxic waste at sea than I had allowed myself to believe prior to beefed up news coverage. I am by no means defending their actions, rather I believe there needs to be more monitoring of vessel activities especially on the high seas.
Craig, your loyal readers DEMAND the giant isopod tattoo. It’s for the good of the entire internet!
The vampire squid was a real tattoo. I am equally suspicious of the viper eel tattoo though. It may just be a fresh tat with the bacitracin still on it to keep it moist, but that is VERY detailed for a tat. I’d like to know who the artist is (so i can be sure to go there!), how big it is and how long it took!
Done by Roman at Artistic Element in Yucaipa, CA. That photo was taken right after the first tattoo session.
We are actually working on an entire deep sea sleeve on my right arm. Thanks for the “compliments”, though! I only get tattooed by the best!
Way cool Rhonda! I hope you update us as you make progress on your sleeve. Too bad he is in CA. I hear there is a good artist in Durham, NC 3 hours from where I live. I need someone to a wicked vent shrimp tat for me. Its a new species I described. I’m thinking of having it crawling up calf. Not married to the bodily location though.