Thursday, 23 August 2012

Michael Wears His Football Heart on His Sleeve

Last spring, my old friend Michael was up in NYC for a visit. In the early days of Tattoosday, he emailed me out of the blue to share this amazing half-sleeve, which blew my mind, especially since I didn't even know he had tattoos.

Now that he was up for a visit, he shared his other half-sleeve, again throwing me for a loop:


This collage captures the gist of Michael's sleeve, an homage to two of his favorite things, the Manchester United Football Club and zombies.

There's a great sense of humor about the piece, especially the image on the inside of the arm:


That's a commentary on an "American" football player, carrying the ball as if it were the American version of the game of football.

The sleeve also has a small element that pays homage to his wife, Carrie. Behold the smiling sunflower in a field of football-playing zombies:


This amazing sleeve was inked by Eric Doyle at Jinx Proof Tattoos in Washington, D.C.

Thanks again to my friend Michael for sharing this incredible tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!

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