So I’ve noticed a lot lately that big company advertising has co-opted my existence. They are using tattoos to help sell their products, and using them for humor purposes.
Now obviously this is nothing new. It’s just seems to be happening a hell of a lot more now than it ever used to. Or maybe I’m just noticing it more? Who knows.
Ill admit, it is funny to see considering tattooing was looked at quite differently almost 20 years ago. But the question is: Do I really care? Again, who knows. As long as I stay working I could care less. Idiots will still be idiots though.
D’oh! That fact never changes.
Yea it looks backwards to me too. But actually, it’s not.
Obviously this is a fake tattoo applied to the arm of hunky Channing Tatum from the horrible movie Stop-Loss. (It’s not a horrible movie because its a military movie staring these 2 lunkheads , it’s a horrible movie because the song “let the bodies hit the floor” is playing in the background during this particular scene.)
So knowing that it’s fake automatically makes you assume the make-up/tattoo “designer” or whomever applied it, applied it wrong. Again, not true. It actually is placed facing the correct way, when it’s worn on the body that is.
Army Regulation 670–1 Uniforms and Insignia Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia states: “The flag patch on the left sleeve of a uniform should have the union to the viewer’s left while a patch on the right sleeve should be displayed with the union to the viewer’s right so that, in both cases, the flag is facing forward and is streaming to the back as the person moves forward.”
So even though it looks backwards, it’s really forwards.
And now you know.
And knowing is half the battle.
Ghost B.C.! 5.13.13, 9:30 Club, DC
Real Metal is back with a vengeance. Here are some pics I took at the show with my iPhone 5. Good camera on this phone. Real good. Caught all the evil going on tonight perfectly. There was no flash or filters used. Just the camera.
I wasn’t able to change shooting positions because it was nice and crowded, so all if these are stage right
And below is my favorite shot of the night. No filter at all on this one, it was very low light with just a slight zoom… It gave it a nice vintage look to it. Old grainy photos are always cool to view
Go buy their new album Infestissumam now!
Ok so I been slacking on tattoo updates. So here’s some tattoo updates
Finished up a cool half sleeve that consisted of a tremendous rework on the front. Oh and covered up a tiny Punisher skull to boot.
Speaking of cover-ups
Only panthers cry tears of blood
And added a few filler things around the original piece I did
Started a new sleeve of the Fall of Phaeton
And a slew of healed stuff came in so I snapped a few pics
Ska8 or die
And this little cutie…love those female Sailor Jerry bodies…
Before there was the Marvel U, there were monsters.
And Jack Kirby was the undisputed king of the monsters. In the early 60′s, before Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four, Marvel (then known as Timely) was in the business of romance, teen, western and of course monster comics. They had such titles as Journey Into Mystery, Tales of Suspense and Amazing Adventures.
These monsters were the precursor to the super heroes that were soon to follow a few years later, boasting familiar names such as the Thing, the Hulk, Elektro, Magnetor, Cyclops, Van Doom, Thorg, Colossus and of course Fin Fang Foom.
Yes, these were the comics your parents warned you about. Each story was only a few pages long, and each story was meant as a precautionary tale not to mess with things you don’t understand. Every parents worst nightmare, every little kids dream come true. And all this for only the cost of one thin dime.
So in tribute to Mr. Kirby, I decided to create something I thought kids of that time era (or this era for that matter) would enjoy. A set of (un cut) Jack Kirby Kollector Kards. I decided to paint each card 4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, about 2″ larger than the standard size. This way, if I ever decide to make prints…or even REAL trading cards, they can be shrunk down accordingly. So far I’ve completed the first 20:
#05-”the Hulk” #06-”Goom“
#09-”Spoor” #10-”the Glob“
#13-”Fin Fang Foom” #14-”Rorgg”
#19-”Gorgilla” #20-”the Green Thing”
And in case you were wondering about the creative process, as shown below, I would first work out my sketch and use a light box to lightly trace the image. Then I would go old school, the same way guys like Dick Ayers would, and inked everything where possible with a brush. I definitely honed some brush skills completing this piece.
Thanks again Jack. You will now and forever will be The King.