Arm and chest tattoo - Tattoowise
I know that some people think that the "see-thru" tattoo design is played out, but I have a legitimate reason for choosing this design idea and location. :-)
Several years ago I had a work injury which eventually required surgery. Fusing two of my vertebrae together, removing a couple discs, adding cadaver bone, etc. Despite the surgery being a success, I still experienced nerve damage which has left that shoulder essentially useless and always in pain.
Unfortunately internal injuries like that are a blessing and a curse. The "curse" part is because nobody knows how broken I really am in that area, so everyone thinks that I'm fine. This disability has affected my life in more ways than you can imagine, so I guess I just wanted something on the outside that shows how I feel on the inside.
So I opted for the see-thru design with torn / stressed muscles and a cracked collar bone underneath.
Thanks for reading. ;-)
Model: Manchester Naturtal light from the doorway to the right.
Model and MUAH: Xena Vön Wonderland
Photo and Postprocessing: Trash Doll
Not mine but I think this is a cool tattoo
Tattoo artist: David Sena, North Star Tattoo, NYC (3/28/08)
Tattoo artist: David Sena, North Star Tattoo, NYC (28-Feb-09).
about 2/3 done now
a work in progress. there's another woman vampire (vampiress?) on his back shoulder blade and a gothic gate on the other side of his forearm. some of the new is to cover up the old that he doesn't like anymore. (listen up young'ns!) *it's been a while now since I've taken this photo and I believe his entire arm is covered now - gotta remember to take a photo at the next family gathering.