I didn’t get a chance to post this while at SDCC, but this was my contribution to Mondo’s set of Gaurdian prints. Sold out super quick! I’ll have some artist proofs at some point. Thanks to everyone who came by the booth! It was a lot of fun meeting everyone!
Some weeks ago i was with a friend in Edinburgh for a weekend, and i had planned this Rowling city-walk for us. We started out at her old house, then walked to the hotel where she finished Deathly Hallows, then went to the Elephant House, and took a stroll by the street where the other cafe had once been. Then, my last stop was a tattoo shop where i had this piece done.
My best friend and I recently got these tattoos done together. Harry Potter is something that means a great deal to both of us, it’s helped bind us together, and we both always wanted a HP tattoo so we decided to do it with each other. Her’s is Padfoot, because she’s the more out going of the two of us, and she is living proof (like Sirius) that you can’t judge a person based on the family they are borne from. Mine is Moony, because I’m the more calm and subdued one, and I love the idea of judging people based on who they are not what they are.
Done by Brett at Mike’s Tattoo, Peterborough, Ontario
This is the beginning of my Harry Potter inspired sleeve. As you can see, it isn’t finished, and in this picture, my arm is still very raw and bloody. However, this piece is inspired by Mad-Eye Moody’s mechanical eye. The piece was done by David Ekstrom at The Holy Mackerel in St. Paul, Minnesota. On this same arm, I have a tattoo of the Deathly Hallows symbol, and I tattooed an autograph from J.K. Rowling (she signed my arm in London, last September).
Tattoo done by Corey Strange at A Thin Line Tattoo in Batavia, IL
Behold, my second (of many) Harry Potter tattoos!
Honestly, I could rant for days about how much those 7 books mean to me, but I won’t keep you. I will just simply say that this tattoo is so very special to me and is by far my favorite piece of art on my body.
So this is my personal HP tattoo. The picture was taken just after it was done, so you can see blood still pearling on the skull and my arm is swollen to a patato and a half around the flower, but it still find it delightful. :) I had wanted it for a long time but was unsure if I had the guts to walk around with a black skull & snake on my arm. That was until I met Guy-Antoine at Laboite Shop, in Quebec City. He made this drawing and deserves all the respect in the world for it. It’s 100% what i wanted and I am damn proud of it!
I also like that it helps me spot fellow fans.. Because only they know what’s up ;)