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Fuck Yeah Blackwork is:
It took a few years, a lot of chair time, and four artists to finish this arm up. What started as a tattoo design for a cyberpunk roleplaying game character became this lovely piece of patterned glory. Based on near-future armor concepts in Mass Effect and design work from both Jonathan Hickman’s graphic novel “The Nightly News” and Brian Wood’s graphic novel “Channel Zero,” the thick black lines are interwoven with the number 17 (my lucky number) in a custom design I drew in Anthropology 201. A mixture of lucky charms and the nerdy things I love, I’m proud of my right arm, even if it has cost me a job or two.
Slim Brown @ ACME Ink was the principal artist
S8N @ Twisted Images did the initial upper arm work
Andrew (I think, or Alex…) @ Ink & Dagger added a few black bands
Apologies to the fourth guy, a visiting artist @ Twisted Images, who did my red 17