I got my lobster finished up and my bear started while I was on R&R from Afghanistan. I always get questions wondering why I have a bear juggling human limbs while riding a unicycle or why I have a roided out lobster on me. My answer is always the same. Because I wanted to. I don’t think you need to have some elaborate, drawn out reason for a tattoo. Someone doesn’t have to die in your family or get cancer to have something tattooed. Tattoos don’t require a meaning. You can just like art on you. I’d rather get something awesome and original than try to put meaning to that 3 inch flash of a pink butterfly that you saw and had to get ‘cause it was soooo cute…but wait..no meaning..um someone’s cousin had a ferret that bit a neighbor and then 15 years later she got cancer and she liked butterflies…that’s my reason. This butterfly now has meaning. Fuck that. My tattoos are awesome, I like them, that’s my reason. Artist is Shaun Smith at Tattoo Voodoo in Pughkeepsie, NY.
SHAUN is my BEST friend! and look, his work shows up on FYT! <3 you Shauny!