Now available on your flesh…Here’s something I’m quite excited about today. One of my drawings, etched onto skin forever as a tattoo. Not my own I hasten to add!
I’m genuinely honoured, such skill has gone into recreating it and I think it works quite nicely (even if I do say so myself). I’m told it was a tattooist called Marcos Ribeiro at Black Garden Tattoo, Covent Garden. So thank you Marcos, you’ve really done a fabulous job. I feel immortal (well I’ve gained at least a decade).
The request was a Nightingale and I decided that because they’re quite a plain looking bird, I’d give it a bit of a steampunk vibe. So it became a clockwork toy version with the significant initials “EPN” added to the key to wind it.
That last picture is a bit dodgy but shows the general size and positioning of the tattoo. I guess it sort of wraps around the arm a bit. I haven’t actually seen it in the flesh (yet).
Below is the original drawing, or something like it. I really think this Marcos guy has improved on what I started. A strange collaborative project in which the participants have never crossed paths…