What’s more Halloween than cats, bats, and skeletons? A skeletal winged cat, of course! This picture is from right after it was done in 2010 by the very talented Kelly Doty, then of Off The Map in Easthampton, MA, now of Ink and Dagger in Decatur, GA. It’s something of an homage to the Catwings books which I read and loved as a kid, as well as my love of all things bone- and cat-related (as well as a memorial to my two childhood kitties who passed away a few years ago). I loved my tattoo then and still love it today.

What’s more Halloween than cats, bats, and skeletons? A skeletal winged cat, of course! This picture is from right after it was done in 2010 by the very talented Kelly Doty, then of Off The Map in Easthampton, MA, now of Ink and Dagger in Decatur, GA. It’s something of an homage to the Catwings books which I read and loved as a kid, as well as my love of all things bone- and cat-related (as well as a memorial to my two childhood kitties who passed away a few years ago). I loved my tattoo then and still love it today.

To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders. 
Very proud of this beautiful piece by Amanda Pepper of TRX Tattoos is St. Louis, Missouir
Here’s her portfolio: http://trxtattoos.com/tattoos/amanda-p/

To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders. 

Very proud of this beautiful piece by Amanda Pepper of TRX Tattoos is St. Louis, Missouir

Here’s her portfolio: http://trxtattoos.com/tattoos/amanda-p/

Jake’s sleeve, 4 large sittings to finish. Part design by my client, part design by myself. By Mark Gibson

Jake’s sleeve, 4 large sittings to finish. Part design by my client, part design by myself. By Mark Gibson

Made by Sanne Vaghi at The Decay Parlour, Berlin, Germany

Made by Sanne Vaghi at The Decay Parlour, Berlin, Germany

Done by Zooki, Bright Side Tattoo, Copenhagen.

Done by Zooki, Bright Side Tattoo, Copenhagen.

This is my watercolor American Bison. They are one of my favorite animals, and bison used to roam around the city I was born (well, a long while before I was born), and they have a large bison statue there. This was done by both Erin and Melissa at Lady Luck Tattoo in Owensboro, KY.

This is my watercolor American Bison. They are one of my favorite animals, and bison used to roam around the city I was born (well, a long while before I was born), and they have a large bison statue there. This was done by both Erin and Melissa at Lady Luck Tattoo in Owensboro, KY.


de·fy (verb) - to challenge the power of; resist boldly or openly

defy expectations. defy pain. sadness. anger. bitterness. strife. defy inequality. defy the impossible. defy simplicity. complexity. gravity. defy illness and disease. defy the ones who want to bring you down. do not stop believing in yourself because you can do anything you set your mind to do.

Done by Troy Brett from Olde Line Tattoo in Hagerstown, Maryland, USA.

de·fy (verb) - to challenge the power of; resist boldly or openly

defy expectations. defy pain. sadness. anger. bitterness. strife. defy inequality. defy the impossible. defy simplicity. complexity. gravity. defy illness and disease. defy the ones who want to bring you down. do not stop believing in yourself because you can do anything you set your mind to do.

Done by Troy Brett from Olde Line Tattoo in Hagerstown, Maryland, USA.

tattoosforpassionnotfashion:

done by jessica mach 

tattoosforpassionnotfashion:

done by jessica mach