Thank you !!! though it seems that the link to your journal post is invalid. Please send me a valid link I would love to see your post. These are the things that give me strength to go one step further! thank you !
Wow. Seriously. He should get his prosthesis airbrushed in the same style! This is the most awesome look ever - and congratulations to him, for accepting his handicap and turning it into a true courage, honest, open WTF awesome to look at thing O_O
Once again this is a proof of how tattoos are not only works of art, but also can be seen as a visual representation of a story printed on a humans body, for ever to be remembered not only by the person himself, but also by his surroundings. Kudos
I hate tattoos. I love this. Tattoo sleeves usually bug me too, I mean a flower or a spade or something of that size is bearable but at some point you have to ask a tatt enthusiast, "did you just not like the color of your arm or something that you had to go and dramatically change yourself?"
People on DA are always rife with positive comments on women with full body tattoos who really take the beautiful creation of their natural bodies and make themselves look like trailer trash crack babies. And I have long stayed silent and just sort of silently cringed to myself.
With that said, I love this idea, that of making the best out of a horrible situation. The idea that it is possible to create a beautiful construct to counteract and make artistic commentary on the fact that at times natural events and nature itself can create really ugly things too, through no fault of our own.
I further love the idea of utilizing misfortune as an opportunity to express one's self and really create art out of one big lemon that life threw at the subject. I can relate to this in some small way, not because I have had the same experience but because of fiction that I am writing about a cyborg.
I am attempting to write about an unwhole person who uses technology to replace lost limbs and so doing comes to feel he can reenter society as a contributing member of it, and the personal battle he goes through in relation to this.
This piece of art has taught me a lesson that will help me make the character more human and react more realistically to not being whole. So a big thank you is in order for this piece of art.
You made me a believer that on the rare occasion there are perfectly good reasons to replace and supplement the art of the body that is god given, and that there is just as much art to be had in making commentary out of the things that happen to the body as there is in the body itself.
I won't say I like Tatts in general any more than I did, but if something like this happened to me, I might consider a similar course.