Tuesday, 17 June 2014

New York City in Black and Gray

Last Friday I was coming up out of the subway, only to discover the skies had opened up, and a fierce thunderstorm was dumping water in buckets in Bay Ridge. A handful of people stood one level down at 95th Street, waiting for the torrents to subside. I struck up a conversation with one guy (whose name now escapes me...Johnny? I can't be certain) who had this fantastic tattoo running the length of his arm:


The distinctive twin towers of the World Trade Center rise majestically on his arm, as the Brooklyn Bridge comes toward the viewer and a Coney Island-bound F train curves out of the tunnel, following the contours of this gentleman's arm.

Here's a closer shot of the NYC skyline:


Some nice touches on this piece are the subway car of the F train, which is based on a 1930's version of the subway and the graffiti over the tunnel which reads "Vive Tus SueƱos," or "Live Your Dreams."

This work is credited to Eric Rignall from Ink Stop Tattoo NYC.

Thanks to my fellow commuter who shared this awesome tattoo with us here on Tattoosday!

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