17 January, 2012

Tattoo Tuesday: Rockabilly Necromance

Apologies for the absence of a post yesterday but I had the day off work and decided to take the day off the blog too. But I knew you guys wouldn't mind when I came back today with Tattoo Tuesday ;)


Today's tattoo doesn't have as much meaning as some of the others although it does still mean something to me. It's also the biggest tattoo I currently have and took about 3, 3hr sessions to complete.

This colourful half back job was also done by Mark 'Suicide' Beatnik of Voodoo Tattoo at Loganhome and depicts my love of the Rockabilly and Kustom Kulture with a fusion of the two.

Surrounded by flowers and a love-heart shaped spiderweb, these Day of the Dead sugar skulls are a representation of the pin ups and greasers of the culture.

Complete with straight fringe and hair bow, the girl skull is the perfect partner for the quiffed rock 'n' roll boy skull. 

Nothing particularly in depth, just an homage to the Rockabilly and Kustom Kultures. It may seem a bit extreme to some I suppose, but the Rockabilly and Kustom Kulture is such a big part of my life and gives me SO much happiness. I honestly couldn't imagine my life any other way, so it almost seems natural to me. To get this tattoo.

The only problem is that being on my back, it's difficult to enjoy it the way that I enjoy my other tattoos as it's harder to see. But I get complimented on it enough to know that it still looks good :)

Oh yeah, and it won me first place in the Best Female Back category at the 2009 Vietnam Veterans Tattoo Show, so it goes alright.

6 comments (+add yours?)

Ames said...

Love it!! So very awesome :)

Sheri Bomb said...

Thanks Ames, I love it too! So big and colourful :)

Tony said...

HeHe, Strange thought! (what else do you expect from me?) Waking up beside you in the middle of the night and facing your back, Then getting the absolute s#$t scared out of you, when half asleep, that is the first thing you see!

Great tattoo, I am so in awe of their talents :)

Sheri Bomb said...

Bahahahahaha Tony that's hilarious! Can't say anyone sharing a bed with me has ever admitted to that happening but maybe they were just too embarrassed? lol I'd never even thought of that :P

Also, so am I. I know so many tattooists, have seen so many different tattoos, I know how it all works and yet it is still so amazing to me. Everytime.

Amy@MyLifeasaCake said...

That must have hurtttt.....

Love the colours though.

Sheri Bomb said...

I promise it didn't Amy! I didn't find it a particularly sensitive area...and thank you :)

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