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Art & Design
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This tattoo is for a character in a novel. It's a tattoo on his forearm that he got in the Navy in the late 1970s. While the tattoo is graphic, since I will share the image on my website when I talk about this character in a post, I need to cover the nipples with hair. Think PG-13 when drawing the voluptuous, naked woman--America freaks out about exposed nipples. This tattoo represents a man who is gay but in the closet. He got the tattoo in the navy, was kicked out, and is now part of a motorcycle gang, The Right Knights (hence altering the tattoo). So the tattoo represents his inner emotions, covered up by his facade as a "man enough" bad-ass. "Buzzard" is his gang nickname.
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Description from the book (and for the forearm): "His original tatt had been a naked, voluptuous woman leaning against an anchor with long dark hair, but he’d had the tattoo altered one year later to cover her head with a knight’s helmet. The woman’s hair poured from beneath the armor. A buzzard, twice her size, now perched on her bare shoulder; its talons indenting, but not puncturing, her skin. But the woman didn’t buckle under the weight of the large beast, and instead, a strand of her hair tethered the bird’s ankle." Updated: I'm learning as I go, so I'm gaining clarity along the way. Since I'd share the tattoo on my website when talking about the book, any nipples should be covered - probably with her hair? Ultimately, she needs a knight's helmet on her head (as if added a year later), and a piece of her hair should be wrapped around the buzzards leg - as if bound together. They are prisoners to each other. I imagined the anchor larger, but can be flexible.
This tattoo is for a character in my novel, TIGER DRIVE, who would have gotten the tattoo during the Navy. It would have been done in the late 1970s so it should be gray scale (?) and no color.