am the proud owner of a new tattoo..
“zombie finger attack!” [inked by adam griffiths ]
they say every tattoo has a story, and this one is no exception..
about a year ago, at a party, a friend from northern ireland asked me, “have you ever seen a finger taken hostage?” oddly enough, i hadn’t. so he got a pen and spent the next few minutes drawing something on his fingers, he was giggling to himself the entire time.
he then crossed his fingers, and said “ta-dah!”
it was indeed a finger that had been taken hostage. i laughed. it was clever, and i hadnt seen it before.
then a couple of months ago, early june i saw something very similar in theme… but this time it was a zombie attacking a person. an amazing new take on this idea!
chances are you’ve seen it – as it’s been tumblr’d and tweeted so hard it was almost impossible to track it’s origin down. however, my good ol’ zombie persistence prevailed and i discovered it’s roots in deviant art..
“om nom nom” by alephunky
it was so brilliant, i couldnt help myself – i had to have a go! and this is my own version [which i posted on this very blog!]
and it was done by an artist here in liverpool!!
AND it was on another member of the undead population too!!!
seriously, what are the chances??
anyway. i’d promised myself a tattoo as a reward after having quite a difficult summer. and the way all of these things had come together, fate allowed no option other than bringing everything full circle…
so i took a trip into 13 ink tattoo studio, and sought out the source of this whole tale – adam griffiths, the tattoo artist behind the finger hostage photograph. i had a chat with adam about the idea, and i was ridiculously happy that he agreed to do this tattoo for me.
yesterday, i went in for my appointment and had an experience that has brought previously unknown dimensions to the very definition of ‘pain’.
but i do believe it was worth it, dont you? here is is again, just as my lil’ zombie chomps down..
brainzzz or GTFO!!!
[+update 27 may 2012]
and if you want him to mark you forever – take a wander down Bold Street and trade hard cash for a few moments of his time.
27 – 29 Bold St.
tel: 07940 417516