September 24, 2012
December 9, 2011
i have just read the absolute BEST comment regarding my zombie finger tattoo!
it was made by a user on reddit called Ogow [link to thread]
“Being in semi-final study mode (obviously not full study mode or I wouldn’t be on reddit….) all I can seem to do when seeing this is classify your fingerprints…
Both left slant radial loop patterns if you’re curious… ridge count little harder due to glare and well…the paint…but looks like ridge count of 9 on the index, and somewhere around 8-10 on the middle finger, lot harder to tell with the mouth covering up the loop pattern…. Both would classify as I-type if categorized in HFC classification.”
what an interesting bit of information to find out! 😀
it’s funny [but hardly surprising] that most people still assume this is pen & paint. i only have one photo that was taken during the session to lend credibility to the fact that it’s actually a tattoo.
September 18, 2011
i am the proud owner of a new tattoo..
“zombie finger attack!” [inked by adam griffiths ]
they say every tattoo has a story, and this one is no exception..
about a year ago, at a party, a friend from northern ireland asked me, “have you ever seen a finger taken hostage?” oddly enough, i hadn’t. so he got a pen and spent the next few minutes drawing something on his fingers, he was giggling to himself the entire time.
he then crossed his fingers, and said “ta-dah!”
it was indeed a finger that had been taken hostage. i laughed. it was clever, and i hadnt seen it before.
then a couple of months ago, early june i saw something very similar in theme… but this time it was a zombie attacking a person. an amazing new take on this idea!
chances are you’ve seen it – as it’s been tumblr’d and tweeted so hard it was almost impossible to track it’s origin down. however, my good ol’ zombie persistence prevailed and i discovered it’s roots in deviant art..
“om nom nom” by alephunky
it was so brilliant, i couldnt help myself – i had to have a go! and this is my own version [which i posted on this very blog!]
and it was done by an artist here in liverpool!!
AND it was on another member of the undead population too!!!
seriously, what are the chances??
anyway. i’d promised myself a tattoo as a reward after having quite a difficult summer. and the way all of these things had come together, fate allowed no option other than bringing everything full circle…
so i took a trip into 13 ink tattoo studio, and sought out the source of this whole tale – adam griffiths, the tattoo artist behind the finger hostage photograph. i had a chat with adam about the idea, and i was ridiculously happy that he agreed to do this tattoo for me.
yesterday, i went in for my appointment and had an experience that has brought previously unknown dimensions to the very definition of ‘pain’.
but i do believe it was worth it, dont you? here is is again, just as my lil’ zombie chomps down..
brainzzz or GTFO!!!
please check out more of adam’s outstanding ink and artwork on his flickr here
[+update 27 may 2012]
Adam G now has a facebook page – go say hi!