While this doesn't quite fit into my usual shameless self-promotion, I will sorta lump it in with self-promotion nonetheless.
Like most vaguely interesting things in my life, it started with an e-mail out of the blue. I received an e-mail from someone who stops by my Blog semi-regularly, claiming to be a fan of my work (the name has been withheld to protect the guilty). I was already suspicious, questioning his judgement. Then he said he was going to get a tattoo of my Man-Thing Unwanted Valentine and wanted my blessing, so it was pretty much confirmed he had lost his mind.
I was sort of put into an awkward position... on the one hand, a tattoo is (mostly) permanent and my responsible side wanted to say "No way! Don't do it!" Then again, seeing a tattoo of my art is really cool. An angel and devil fighting on my shoulder--which side would win? Since he claimed to be a fan of my art, he already demonstrated a disturbing lack of perspicacity, so he had my blessing as long as I got to show off his tattoo on my Blog when it was finished and mock him mercilessly for doing so.
And here we are. Tsk, tsk. I weep for the future. :-P
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Here's the first step/black ink for the tattoo.
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And, a couple weeks later, here's the finished tattoo with the color added.
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I keep a folder of my art which has turned up on strange places; this certainly takes the cake in that regard (so far). Still, I am simultaneously thrilled and horrified to see my art as a tattoo. Surreal, man. Surreal.