Archive for tattoos

World’s First Tattoo Machine Prosthetic Arm

Posted in design, tattoos with tags , , , , on July 25, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

JC Sheitan Tenet has the world’s first prosthetic arm that is actually a functional tattoo gun.


Tenet lost his arm 22 years ago, and feared he would never realize his dream of becoming a tattoo artist. French engineer/artist JL Gonzal constructed the prosthetic, and now Tenet has his artistic medium as a literal extension of his body!



Gonzal has since been working on improvements to the design to give tattooing a more natural feel. Amazing, no?



Bez: Android Tattoo

Posted in art, body decoration, sci-fi, steampunk, tattoos with tags , , , , on September 7, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve seen a number of gear, machinery and various android stylings in tattoo art, but perhaps none so unique as this brightly colored gem from Bez at Triplesix Studios:


Such a strange and beautiful combination of manufactured material and otherworldly organic matter.

Triplesix Studios

Literary Tattoos

Posted in body decoration with tags , on October 12, 2008 by shewalkssoftly

Long before my interest in medicine arose I was, and will always will be, a die hard bibliophile. No matter how many periods I go through in which I abandon literature for textbooks, I’ll always cherish the artistry of the written word.

Therefore I was very happy to find Contrariwise, a blog of literary tattoos.

It was nice to see some of my favorite authors and quotes inscribed on the flesh of fellow “Word Nerds.” I’ve decorated jewelry and clothing with such things many times.

Have a look.