I did this over Xmas. It looks a bit crap but I’m really pleased with it. It’s a tribute to GG Allin, who had this tattoo on his chest. I spent longer doing this one than usual (nearly 10 minutes!), and the outline is smooth(ish) and thick. It’s also an awkward and painful area to do, so I’m happy. Rock ‘n’ roll!
Liam Sparkes also has this same tattoo – he did most of my stuff – and I hope he doesn’t mind that I copied it. His version of the tattoo is really good though, and mine is not.
GG Allin was a late 80s/early 90s punk rocker, who died of a heroin overdose. He used to perform naked on stage, and was covered in loads of crude homemade tattoos. He was was notorious for defecating on stage and smearing it over his body (and eating it too). He also used to cut his head open and attack everyone in the crowd. I was a big fan.
There’s a DVD documentary about him called Hated, that shows loads of footage of him on his last tour (he was on the run from the police at the time). There’s a brilliant clip where a university asks him to address the student union as a guest speaker. He sticks a banana up his bum and throws chairs at the students till they flee in terror!