this is the newest tattoo that I added to my collection. it was done by Annie Frenzel at the Lowbrow Tattoo Parlour in Berlin, Germany. Her work is outstanding and she’s the nicest Tattoo Artist I met so far. The symbol in the middle is the deathly hallows symbol because I love Harry Potter, I grew up with it and it’s a part of my life and now also on my body forever.
Your dad was a DJ before you were and he’s still got the crossfader skills to prove it. Back when vinyl was un-ironically cool, he was the turntable Houdini of mesmerizing audiences with his musical mash-up magic. Each sonic blast from his ones and twos gave ear-gasms to the dance crazed party harem that stalked his house mixes. He could thread a needle onto a track like an audio tailor of sound, which got him the reputation of being The Sultan of Spinning and The Don Juan of Dropping Bass. You probably have never heard his DJ name before, but if you listen closely you might just hear your mom screaming some nights.
So hipsters, when you’re attempting to be Skrillix on your Mac Book Pro at your friend’s house party and bragging to girls about your skills, remember this…
Your dad will always be the king of spinning sounds.
Shout out to the Party Wizard in SF.
If you haven’t picked up a copy yet, don’t forget to pick up the book Dads are the Original Hipsters.
What you don’t see is the bail right after this. Look at his feet, parallel to the ground, if he’s railing a corner, his back foot should be facing more forward, not straight sideways, and he’d be leaning into the turn, not back away from it. Sliding? His back heel might want to be hanging off considering the weak slope you got there, and look at his feet again, perfectly flat, there’s no lean whipping that board out, and with a lean like that on his body he can not keep that position. It’s a lucky timed bail picture, that’s why his feet are like that, that’s why he’s got that ‘rad’ slump, that’s why the picture sucks and he’s not even in frame. Quit posing, put on a helmet, and get out if you’re just buying into hype.
Had this done about a month ago. It’s a weird style so I just wanted to see how you would critique it.
Who did it? You’re right—the style is pretty weird and I love it. (It almost reminds me of the pop-y sort of style that was in a few years ago.)
Those lines are super smooth and I love how bold they are. The purples with that tiny white line in it? Very well planned, very smooth, very interesting to look at. And the colors are just great—especially the eyes! The placement of the crossbones is original and the transition between the skull and bones is fresh.
My only concern would be that the fuzzy pink/lime dots are going to fade pretty fast, but that’s nothing that a touch up can’t fix.
Before anyone picks on the fact the the lyrics are wrong i changed it for a reason, this tattoo is for my grandad who was recently diagnosed with cancer. To me the original lyrics weren’t strong enough to how i felt so i changed one word because to me when you carry something inside you can let it go, but when you have something inside of you it never ever goes away. This also explains the idea of the heart and anchor, when something is pierced theres always going to be a permanent reminder of its existence, just like my grandad being a huge part of my life and all my hopes and feelings being destroyed with this one little thing… All in all this tattoo is about my coming struggle with my grandad having cancer, me having to deal with this and more when he passes away.
done by albert @ Inverink tattoo studio, Inverness