Computer Arts Issue 195 asked me to contribute an image of my favorite tattoo for an itty bitty mini feature—a who's who of designers with tattoos—a while back. I thought it was pretty funny and was delighted to participate. I don't have a favorite tattoo so I sent in one that I thought might seem more like a dude tattoo to confuse guessers... I'm number 2. They asked me to comment on the piece: "I'm not sentimental when it comes to tattoos. I usually don't know what I'm getting until I show up at Smith Street Tattoo in New York and my friend and tattooer Steve Boltz draws it on the spot. We've developed a huge amount of trust—I just influence bits and pieces as we go. The only logic behind this one is that Steve and I thought it was cool when he drew it up." In retrospect I think I sort of have the same attitude about most art in my life. Just make it and move on. There's something I really love about the incredibly quick turnaround of tattoo design.
Photo left by Christopher Ewers, Photo right by Steve Prue.