Permanent artwork and the motivations behind it

Archive for September, 2012

Beautiful Back Pieces

After stumbling upon some of my friends Facebook pages, I have been noticed the increase of young people getting tattoos on their backs.  Normally the pieces don’t cover their entire back (that would take a lot of time, pain, and money), but what I have come across have been beautifully done by talented tattoo artists.  Let’s take a look at some of these women’s works of art:

Dragon Back TattooYou can tell that the tattoo artist that created this young lady’s work of art took hours upon hours to ink this into her skin.  The dragon looks so lifelike; the shadows around the wings and the rest of its body make the dragon look three-dimensional and like he’s hanging onto her skin.  Gorgeous. Photo courtesy of Robert J Sinclair’s facebook page.

Black Ink TattooThis piece is significantly smaller than the first, but a lot of time was taken to finish this tattoo as well.  Beautifully done, tattoo artist William Trask never ceases to amaze with his stunning artwork.  Photo courtesy of William Trask’s Facebook page.

Girl with black dress tattoo

A tattoo Artist of Jersey Devil Tattoo in Blackwood, NJ created a wonderful piece for 20-year-old Danielle Dragani of Mt. Laurel, NJ.  The artist did excellent work with the shading that makes the woman and the flower come to life before your eyes. Photo courtesy of Danielle’s Facebook page.


Tattoos of a Soldier: Interview with Kyle Frisbie

Kyle Frisbie

Kyle Frisbie courtesy of his Facebook page

Due to the amazing amount of things that have been going on in my life, I have been delayed in writing this piece so I apologize.  My friend and Airborne Infantry Specialist Kyle Frisbie was kind enough to answer a few questions for me recently with his busy schedule.

He is still in Afghanistan for another 7 months and then he will fortunately be able to come back home to Mount Laurel, NJ.  On his downtime, he was able to answer a few questions for me and send me pictures of the tattoos that he proudly shares on his body.

Q: What was your first tattoo and why did you get it?

A: My first tattoo says, “Dogs” in black, cursive writing. I got done in Olde City Tattoo in Philly but I do not remember the tattoo artist’s name.  I like dogs, plain and simple and my favorite qualities about dogs (loyalty, being playful, shit like that) are

the same qualities that i like best about people.

Q: Where on your body did you get your first tat and is that the only one you have?

A: I got the Dogs tattoo on my left arm.  No I have a tattoo on my left pec of the sun.  It’s outlined in black going around my pec.

Dogs Tattoo

Dogs Tattoo courtesy of Kyle’s Facebook page

Q: Why did you get it done at that tattoo shop?

A: I got it at Olde City because my buddy got a tat there recently and said it was clean, friendly, and cheap.  which i thought so too.  I would definitely go back there if i was in the states and if I wanted another tattoo.