Outstanding. Thanks for sharing with the rest of us. Looks like it was done by an experienced master craftsman. There's something that gives it a certain soft glow on the skin and allows the myriad details of Bukowski and the background to hang nicely together beyond the ordinary. I continue to be amazed at what a great artist of any medium can do when there's enough love and intensity enlivening their work and breathing a true life-force into it. A true Bukowski aficionado and Bukowski himself deserve no less, and it looks like a happy marriage here.
I have two and will be getting another session done on the third this saturday. I will post some pictures when I get home from work. Go to http://www.jaylincoln.com/bukowski.html and check out his portrait of him. I am in the middle of getting that in very large scale on my shin with "We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us" on my calf with all kinds of craziness around it.
I have a bluebird tattooed on the inside of my right wrist, and I'm getting "my wrists are rivers, my fingers are words" done on my left shoulder once I can find an artist who can skillfully tattoo a typewriter-esque font. Any suggestions for an artist in Dallas?
hah yeah, it's a bit abstract. I guess it was more about something that makes sense to me and not others, most won't know what the hell it's about, but that is fine with me.
The O is not totally there, it's kinda symbolized in spirit at the top with the curls.
The text will pretty obvious though.