Tattoo Time, One New, One Updated

Well, I was NOT expecting the comments on the previous entry to get as nutty as they did! Hopefully they will not escalate into the same silliness when I post about my own body modification adventures, this time with tattooing (although I do need to update about my three big leg pocketings some time soon, I know). Anyway, yesterday was my tattoo appointment with Shane Faulkner, and my daughter tagged along. A long time ago she had tattooed a small dot on my foot, and yesterday, with a lot of help from Shane showing her what to do and steadying her hand as he guided her through it, she tattooed the King of Pineapple Men on me. Not the highest quality tattoo I have, but also not the worst, and definitely one that stands out uniquely among them all.

Now I want to share with you how my “Nazi UFOs, giant robots, and zombies” leg sleeve is going. It contains elements from various comics and movies and modern mythology, including Iron Sky which I saw the other day and while I enjoyed it, I’m afraid it fell far short of my hopes for what it could have been. Visually brilliant, but the writing was weak, and I think that they wanted to make something that was very campy and tongue-in-cheek, but they didn’t communicate that well to the viewer (I’m thinking that’s a “Scandinavian humor not translating well to America” thing in part), so it’s easy to take the film seriously and see all kinds of stupid plot holes that I think are actually meant to be gags. Anyway, on to the tattoo. If you click this you will get a massive high resolution image of the tattoo. Alternately you can click here or click here for two closeup crops.

He’s said this to me before, but in theory there are two sessions left to finish this amazing piece. I’m absolutely thrilled with the work Shane has done for me on all my tattoos (he also did my tribal arms and collar, my color Jim Woodring-inspired sleeve, and my gay S&M BME/HARD chestpiece — all first-rate work — and has also tattooed many of my friends), but this one is by far the most technically challenging and time consuming I think. We remembered yesterday that we are approaching having known each other twenty years now. Getting old.


  1. Dresden wrote:

    Hey, you know what would make an awesome t-shirt? THAT. I’d totally rock that.

    Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Permalink
  2. Jamie wrote:

    Her’s is the coolest tattoo you’ll have…ever…because SHE did it :)

    Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 8:22 pm | Permalink
  3. J. wrote:

    Your link to is missing the .com – thought you’d like to know.

    Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Permalink
  4. Timothy wrote:

    That’s a nice angle on the swastika armband, so it’s not so obvious. First rate work, as always from Shane.

    Friday, June 8, 2012 at 2:19 am | Permalink
  5. Berber Anna wrote:

    Timothy, it looks more like a variation on the Schutzstaffel lightning bolts than like a swastika to me.

    Friday, June 8, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Permalink
  6. Shannon wrote:

    Oops, thank you!

    Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 6:39 pm | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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