Bukowski tattoos

Black Swan

Abord the Yorikke!
I was sitting at home...something was bugging me. I was restless but I had nothing to do. Why not get a new tattoo?

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-jeremy

Was thinking of tattoos yesterday, why I never got one. My conclusion was that I was afraid to regret my decision.Your choice is absolutely great. In fact I may get one. Joe
 

Ponder

"So fuck Doubleday Doran"
RIP
Sorry my Swedish was better when I was 43.

I like this painting, how big or small is it?
 

jordan

lothario speedwagon
it just occurred to me that that tattoo artist should go into business forging buk's signature. seriously, it looks more authentic than any forgery i've seen, and that's with an ink gun on human skin.
 

ROC

It is what it is
That's what I was thinking too. He even got the font... Buks writing style...down pat.
It's really very impressive considering it was all done on a moving target.
 

mjp

Founding member
it just occurred to me that that tattoo artist should go into business forging buk's signature. seriously, it looks more authentic than any forgery i've seen, and that's with an ink gun on human skin.
Yeah, but tattoo artists cheat these days, using a Xerox/transfer system - kind of like the temporary tattoo you used to get in a box of Cracker Jacks (if you're a million years old) or cereal. So all they are really doing is tracing over the lines that are on the skin.

That's why there are so many awful tattoo "artists" now, as opposed to 50 years ago when you had to actually have some skill to do a good tattoo.
 

Bukfan

"The law is wrong; I am right"
I wasn't, but we all know that Buk said Mickey Mouse had no soul. He did'nt mind drinking from a Mickey Mouse cup though (B.I.T.)...:D
 
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Bukfan

"The law is wrong; I am right"
Thanks, Elise! I looked at his site. His drawings are just great! The ones in color of Bob Dylan and Keith Richards have a nice Van Gogh feel to them...
 
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Who did that for you? I'd think about taking a ride to the states just to get my new tattoo done by him
 
Actually, this one isn't mine. There some new show on called "LA Ink" and it's one of those tattoo shows. I could stand to watch enough of it to see someone get an downtown LA skyline tattoo that I thought was a good idea. So I checked out the web site of the show, and the number 1 chick, the hot one with tats, did this Bukowski tat. I guess she's known for portraits.

Anyway, thought it was a good looking one...

-jeremy
 

Bukfan

"The law is wrong; I am right"
Yes, it's fairly well done, although the chin and the pupil in his eye are'nt totally correct. I couldn't help comparing it to the original photo on the cover of Tales Of Ordinary Madness...
 
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Rekrab

Usually wrong.
I like the first tatoo best. That was my first thought: is it copyright infringment? Is having his words inked into your skin "publication" or illegal reproduction, or might it be considered a "fair use" copy, for personal reference?

mjp: they still make those fake tats for kids. My grandson had some Spiderman ones on the other day. I do remember the cereal box ones. I'm a million years old.
 
Actually, this one isn't mine. There some new show on called "LA Ink" and it's one of those tattoo shows. I could stand to watch enough of it to see someone get an downtown LA skyline tattoo that I thought was a good idea. So I checked out the web site of the show, and the number 1 chick, the hot one with tats, did this Bukowski tat. I guess she's known for portraits.

Anyway, thought it was a good looking one...

-jeremy

I just looked at the site to see what you were talking about and I thought they were all pretty hot.
 

jose leitao

Charter Member
Founding member
That tat looks just amazing! Kudos!
I love bodymod culture, glad to see Buk fans are not prejudiced against this kind of expression.
 

Father Luke

Founding member
I'll speak for myself, and say that it usually varies with the artist, but there is
usually a minimum, something like fifty dollars, then the hourly kicks into effect,
and you might expect to pay upwards of fity an hour. Prices vary, your mileage
may vary.

And let me be the next to say that's a right cool tat.
 
Bukowski tattoo

I know it's a cliche thing, but I'd love to have one of his sayings, "what matters most is how well you walk through the fire." (i might have misquoted that.) Anyway, anyone have a good image of this I could take to the shop? Please don't be judgemental, i've heard it all before, but Bukowski has always inspired me to push through the hell, with style.

Thanks everyone.
 
As long as you don't go for a portrait of buk. I think a tat' with one of his sayings in an old typewriter style font would look pretty sweet
 
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