Sunday, September 9, 2007

Ink me

As some of you may know, I've always been interested in the idea of getting a tattoo.
Sure, it would prevent me from getting buried in a Jewish cemetary (which I wasn't planning on anyway unless Jeremy and I finally splurged and bought that 'BFF' headstone)... but just imagine the instant street cred I'd get from having a cryptic message and a poorly rendered cartoon character forever stamped on my inner thigh! Right?!?
Seriously, though, it's an idea that has always intrigued me. And lately, the urge is there again.
But the biggest problem I've had is that I've never found a design that I thought was cool enough to permanently carve into my skin with an ink covered needle and carry with me the rest of my life.
So I wanted to consult my loyal readers (both of you) to see if you had any good ideas as to a piece of art that really defines me.
One thought I had: On the cover of the first major comic I wrote for Marvel, there was this symbol -- a triangular device that was a big part of the story... and also looked kinda cool. Here's a look at it:



It's simple and distinctive and might look good on my upper arm or something. (But not my lower back... for reasons I refuse to discuss here.)
Plus, it has a lot of meaning to it. That story was all about living up to your childhood dreams and making the best out of adult life, even though things may not have turned out exactly they way you hoped they would. So yeah... sounds like a good fit for me.
I'm really proud of that comic, as it opened a lot of doors for me. I have the original pencil art for that cover on the wall in my office... so that symbol is constantly in my sight already and I haven't gotten sick of it.
So that's where I'm leaning right now.
But I'm open to other suggestions. Got any?

3 Comments:

At September 9, 2007 at 11:00 PM , Blogger Missy B said...

Having watched every episode of Miami Ink and LA Ink I consider myself an expert. Seriously though the best advice I have besides not getting one on your lower back, is to keep the same design in mind for a while. After choosing the design for my most recent additions to my body art, I waited 5-6 months before my sitting with the artist.

 
At September 10, 2007 at 8:29 AM , Blogger Sumerak! said...

Thanks, hon!
And yeah, the lower back thing was a joke. No worries!

 
At September 11, 2007 at 11:18 AM , Blogger Heywood Jablomie said...

That is sound advice, try putting the picture on the mirror or computer screen and stare at it for a couple of weeks, then if you still want to look at it, there ya go. As for ideas, that symbol is pretty wicked, or hey how about one of Franklin and H.E.R.B.I.E.? haha just kidding

Mike

 

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