I did my first "Tattooed Freaks" image a few years ago. It didn't quite have the impact that I wanted... a girl with blue-skin, four-eyes, and a tattoo. Topless of course, but not much else going for it. The banner, a common theme in tattoo art, doesn't have very much 'zing' to it. I super-imposed one of my old tattoo designs on her shoulder. I thought that was a cool use of my mad photoshop skills.
By the way, this image is BEFORE I started doing my own "die-cut" to my stickers. Yep, you used to be able to get this on my Cafe Press shop, a 3X5" sticker just like that right there... rectangular. Now, when you buy a sticker from Creative Oddities Studios directly, the sticker is cut to shape.
Almost like we're professionals and shit.
Then I had the idea of this little honey... I am certain inspired by that mutant from "Total Recall", a flick I haven't seen in years. Even though that third breast was obviously fake, as a young teen seeing that movie on the big-screen the idea of THREE boobies was burned in to my psyche. Mutants are HOT!
I have long associated tattoo-art with the carnival and the carney life-style... though I am certain I romanticize that life a bit. Tattoos and the weird, edgy, alien carney-concept... a little scarey, raw, and exhilarating... just seem to go together. There is a sense of the strange and unusual... or at least that was the case before just about everyone decided that they wanted a tattoo.
Thank you all for wanting and getting tattoos. I love my customers!
I have considered doing more "tattooed freaks", but I am not certain what deformities I want to use. I would want them to continue to be alien, like this girl above. We'll see what I come up with.
This image is available as a sticker and on a skateboard deck at the main site: http://www.creativeodditiesstudios.com