I draw the webcomic Manly Guys Doing Manly Things and work on cartoons you might see on TV sometimes.

 

To answer the general questions on the matter…

-Everything that was done so far was two sessions, an eight hour one yesterday and a nine hour one today
-Yesterday’s session included the time it took to draw the initial rough, because he freehanded everything on the skin in marker to make sure it flowed with my body (as opposed to making a flat stencil)
-It cost about as much as you’d expect to pay for a really nice computer or a beat-up car
-of course they also let us stay in their big amazing home for three days and made homemade breakfasts and lunches for us for free and were all around spectacular hosts so that’s worth remembering when you look at his rates.
- It barely hurt at all, probably the least uncomfortable tattoo I’ve gotten so far. It got a little pinchy when it got close to the underside of my arm, but it almost felt ticklish so that’s more why I was trying to resist squirming than anything
- Now that it’s wrapped up it feels kind of like a sunburn
- I played no part in designing it beyond sending him a pile of references and giving him a general idea of why I was getting it to inspire him, I went to him because I like his style so I left it in his hands
- It is a little disappointing it’s going to be unfinished for a bit, but it’s more exciting because he was really enthusiastic about what he envisioned for it and I think in the long run it’s okay to wait a little longer for something that’s going to be amazing instead of simplifying a 24 hour project to a 16 hour project when it’s something you’ll wear for the rest of your life.
- This has been a really amazing experience, everyone here was so friendly and enthusiastic and their hospitality was incredible, it hardly feels like I just sat for 17 hours of work because I had such a great time being here and chatting with everyone!
-I can’t wait to come back!

This is aboooout 16 or 17 hours, about all we could do this visit, looks like I’ll get to wear it unfinished for a while until I find another excuse to come up here :P

hokuto-ju-no-ken:

akhrati:

frogsonlogs:

woah woah woah, dunno how i feel … 
(via Raiden Scarification | Russ Foxx | Vancouver Body Art & Modification)

Should not like these as much as I do. They’re so pretty!

I didn’t even know Scarification was a thing.

That’s surprising! It’s been a pretty popular form of body modification for a while (historically forever, but in modern American Pop culture since at least the 90’s) As I understand it’s often recommended for people who have darker skin that tattoo ink would have a hard time showing up on, as well as an alternative to white ink tattoos because it gives a similar effect without the discolouration over time.
That’s a really cool tribute body mod, though. It’s a clever thing that’ll probably age well and makes sense on some level even if you don’t understand the full extent of the reference. It kind of reminds me of people who get Billy Coen’s tribal sleeve as a Resident Evil tribute, except it’s more subtle and you don’t have to have a big tacky tribal sleeve.

hokuto-ju-no-ken:

akhrati:

frogsonlogs:

woah woah woah, dunno how i feel … 

(via Raiden Scarification | Russ Foxx | Vancouver Body Art & Modification)

Should not like these as much as I do. They’re so pretty!

I didn’t even know Scarification was a thing.

That’s surprising! It’s been a pretty popular form of body modification for a while (historically forever, but in modern American Pop culture since at least the 90’s) As I understand it’s often recommended for people who have darker skin that tattoo ink would have a hard time showing up on, as well as an alternative to white ink tattoos because it gives a similar effect without the discolouration over time.

That’s a really cool tribute body mod, though. It’s a clever thing that’ll probably age well and makes sense on some level even if you don’t understand the full extent of the reference. It kind of reminds me of people who get Billy Coen’s tribal sleeve as a Resident Evil tribute, except it’s more subtle and you don’t have to have a big tacky tribal sleeve.

Apparently this was Stalking Cat/Dennis Avner before he started getting heavily into plastic surgery. I always think it’s really interesting seeing the “before” versions of heavily modified people, just as a bearing of how much they’ve changed. I can’t entirely explain it, but I’ve always been interested in those of “What I am, what I was, what I plan to be” kind of comparisons.
dinnasaurus replied to your photo: Apparently this was Stalking Cat/Dennis Avner…
i actually don’t think that’s him. if you google “elf ear surgery”, it brings up that first image alongside a “pre op” photo of him. that image has been around a while.
Hm, that’s entirely possible, but also disappointing. I tried to cross check it with a couple different blogs, but I guess if one made the mistake, others could follow suit.

Apparently this was Stalking Cat/Dennis Avner before he started getting heavily into plastic surgery. I always think it’s really interesting seeing the “before” versions of heavily modified people, just as a bearing of how much they’ve changed. I can’t entirely explain it, but I’ve always been interested in those of “What I am, what I was, what I plan to be” kind of comparisons.

i actually don’t think that’s him. if you google “elf ear surgery”, it brings up that first image alongside a “pre op” photo of him. that image has been around a while.

Hm, that’s entirely possible, but also disappointing. I tried to cross check it with a couple different blogs, but I guess if one made the mistake, others could follow suit.