I met Vicki at the DeKalb Avenue subway station in Brooklyn last month and I had to ask her about this tattoo.
This design is a half-woman, half-octopus, and was done by Brian Faulk at Hand of Glory Tattoo in Park Slope. She elaborated:
"I went to him [Brian] with a picture from the Victorian era that was of a woman who is all buttoned up, with a high collar, and then her bustle and her skirt are an octopus, so I went to him and said this is something to go from, but I want it to be more modern and not so buttoned up...it was [also] inspired by a song by Carla Kihlstedt, who's in a band called Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, so this is from a song from her band 2 Foot Yard ... the song is called "Octopus" [and] it's the story of a woman and all the different facets of her personality, pulling her in different directions."Here's another look at the tattoo from the shop's website:
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Thanks to Vicki for sharing her woman/octopus with us here on Tattoosday!
Here's a performance of "Octopus" from YouTube:
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