Friday, 6 July 2012

Lakota and the Evolution of Man: A Tattoo Odyssey


This colorful tattoo belongs to Lakota, who I met in Penn Station back in March.

He credited his work to Mike Drexler at Fly Rite Tattoo in Brooklyn.

Lakota explained the origins of this piece:
"It's actually inspired by the opening scene from 2001: A Space Odyssey ... this is the specific moment when  man is elevated from primitive simian ...I really, really liked that concept and that idea. I brought in a couple of pictures. I told [Mike Drexler] what I had in mind and he did the final design."
Lakota estimates that the piece was done in three sessions over an eleven hour span and that the fist at the top of the monolith was part of an original first tattoo that was blended into this new design.

Thanks to Lakota for sharing this cool and interesting tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!


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