Latest leg sleeve pictures

I’ve been meaning to post some newer pictures of my zombie Nazi UFO tattoo but haven’t gotten around to it until now. So here you go — these were taken after the most recent session, so the white of the moon and the surrounding highlight are fresh, as is one of the moon stormtroopers on the back of my leg (the one in the inset picture). You can click these photos to see very high res pictures 1800 pixels across. Bonus points to anyone who recognizes the symbol on the armband. In Dead Snow, where that zombie is taken from, he wears a swastika, but we thought it would be both prudent and more appropriate to choose something else here.

You really must zoom in to see any detail, sorry.

Also remember that there is still a LOT to do, and much of it is the non-obvious work like filling in the sky that will tie it all together and make it look “finished”. Every session it looks better and better. I’m really happy with how it’s going. As always the work is by Shane Faulkner of King of Fools tattoo in Toronto, Canada.

I also shot a really crummy video with my phone to show you how it looks in context. The quality is crap, but perhaps it shows it better in some ways nonetheless. Here you go:

I told you it was crummy! I think if you fullscreen it the quality improves.


  1. lish wrote:

    HAHAHAH is that a piercing gun!?

    Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 11:57 am | Permalink
  2. Elizabeth wrote:


    Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Permalink
  3. Dresden wrote:

    I dig that a lot.

    Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Permalink
  4. Steven Hellwig wrote:

    The armband symbol appears to be “the Crow.”

    Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Permalink
  5. Shannon wrote:

    It is DEFINITELY NOT the Crow… I’m actually a little perplexed as to how you’re seeing that? :)

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 7:29 am | Permalink
  6. Steven Hellwig wrote:

    Oops, I was looking at the gas mask storm trooper’s arm, which is not actually a band. I completely glazed over the second pic. My bad, no clue on the arm band.

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 7:40 am | Permalink
  7. Shannon wrote:

    Oh! I see what you meant… no, that’s just a regular iron eagle. The symbol on the armband is supposed to be the symbol of the Vril Society, a likely pseudo-fictional (or at least based on fiction, in the form of a late 1800s sci-fi book on a subterranean master race). It ties in deeply with the whole Antarctic U-Boat Base and Nazis flying UFOs to the moon meme, so we figured it would be a better choice than a swastika. Also for social reasons I didn’t want to include a swastika since it would certainly increase the number of people misunderstanding my tattoo and thinking it’s some neo-nazi thing, which it’s not.

    More on the Vril modern mythology:

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 10:31 am | Permalink
  8. Steven Hellwig wrote:

    I like it, totally makes you stop and look closer when your mind knows what it wants to see there and it’s different.

    On the links, WOW! looks like some good reading when I have the time. Thanks.

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 11:25 am | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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