Do you know Esquerita? Little Richard copied all his outrageousness but had more success, maybe LR was a little more tamed down for the general public. Anyhow he gets a "Higher the Hair the Closer to God" award.
Peguin books for their 75th anniversary has re-released many of their best titles with cover artwork by leading tattoo artists. Apparently, the brilliant idea of art director Paul Buckley, a resident of Brooklyn, New York. I've already bought and read two, The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter (with art by Jen Munford) and Moon Palace by Paul Aster (with art by Grez). The first is a collection of short stories, actually traditional fairy tales, like red riding hood but with a modern/adult twist. The second is written by an excellent story teller with the themes of moon and books running throughout. I really can recommend both of them.
I don't know if they are targeting readers with tastes like mine, but the first two were books I feel I was destined to read. They say don't judge a book by it's cover, but the artwork on these novels is just candy to my eyes and so far what's inside the books has been sweet to my brain as well.
Here's what I was up to on 11-11-11, finishing this huge sugar skull piece. Note the music eyes, lightning bolts, cactus and pineapple! I especially like the girly skull and the sarape. I can't wait for a healed photo where the teeth aren't bleeding!
"The owls are not what they seem" is a quote from the loglady on Twin Peaks. My client told me she's the owl.
I always tattoo one foot at a time when doing a pair. Limping around on just one foot is easier than two. Also about 99 % of the time the feet need retouching. It's because the feet are always enclosed in shoes which tend to rub during healing. Gettins the feet tattooed hurts! It is not a tattoo for a weakling!
Here's the two together, the right one healed the left one fresh. The owl needs retouching in the brown. Cute huh?