I would guess one of the greatest compliments to bestow an artist is to have an admirer ink their own skin with one of artist's works - or how about two of their works? - okay then, how about a whole friggin sleeve? Well Phoenixville, PA resident Ryan Grondin is just that admirer. Ryan emailed me a short while ago with the following images as part of the full sleeve of my art that is in the process of being worked on.
Needless to say I was overwhelmingly flattered. The tattoo artist working on Ryan is Marc Garofolo of Eternal Image Tattoo also located in Phoenixville area.
I am impressed by all tattoo artists who can fine shade skin with apparent ease, and Marc is obviously one of them. I have trouble achieving it on a stationary piece of paper, I can't imagine if it moved under my brush as well. I think i told Ryan that I was marveling at how he captured the sheen of the Arsenic bottle and would venture to say he actually improved apon it now that I look at my original drawing found here.
Anyway, cool work Marc if you're out there and thanks Ryan for the commitment to my art!!