Reverse - Tattoowise
Tattoo Art Festival, Paris 2010
This is what goes on "behind the scenes" of some fun pictures!
"Thread 'Till I'm Dead" 2008 by Ursula 'Thread Wizard' Thomson. JAX, FL. Hand embroidery with hand applique/reverse applique and machine binding. Stitched with DMC floss on cotton quilting fabrics. Currently available.
Based of a Picture of me and various articles of clothing I saw on the internet that I remodelled and recolored along with a new weapon design I came up with the Reverse Gunblade.
outline, work in progress - bio organic blend - with a simple photoshop filter
Three random tattoo ideas
I love to create new personalized meanings through twisting and blending traditional tattoo symbols. I’m fascinated by building on an older style- like the pin-up girl- who many say was perfected by Sailor Jerry, who mixed skull, danger and snake motifs together with a busty beauty. He combined both masculine and feminine icons to create pinups that were bordering on dangerous (“Man’s Ruin” was a common banner placed across an ample butt). I like to push this hybrid pinup one step further and draw deeper, darker, more overtly sexual figures evoking a dark goddess figure. These ladies embody the attributes of a Sheela-Na-Gig of ancient Ireland, Ishtar of Mesopotamia, Isis of Egypt and Inanna of Summeria. The goddesses are life-givers and life-destroyers- not merely sexual toys.
The punk rock feminism of the Riot Grrls was an early influence . There exists an aggression and anger in my pin-ups that reflects these principles, as well as from my own personal experiences. I was such a shy soft-spoken “good” girl reared on Midwestern 80’s pop culture. But what I was drawn to as an adolescent- the freak scene, the art kids, the queers, and losers- put me on the outside of “normal” in my Kansas hometown. The music and DIY aesthetics of bands like Hole, Bikini Kill, and The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black gave me courage to carry on. I still tap this vein of emotion when drawing my pin-ups. They dare you to call them a bitch…
D&D 365 club - day 61 an Inuit killer whale i got back in the early 90's. it was my first tattoo. i have 3 and so far they all are ocean/fish related. check back in a week for #2.