Monday, April 18, 2011

HELLBOY AND THE AVENGERS GET INKED: Tattoo Art Of Earth's (And Hell's) Mightiest

Mike Mignola - he's one sun of a gun whose style with an ink pen is identifiable at fifty paces. With tattoos also drawing on the artists talent with the old ink-pot, I thought I'd see if Mike's signature dish Hellboy, looks as good served up with the ultimate permanent marker as it does in 22 pages of comic book gold...

...Yip, I'd call that a win - and a pretty damn impressive one at that.

Not to be outdone, here's initial photos of a man dedicating his whole arm to the updated looks of the original line-up from Avengers #1.

Iron Man, Thor and Ant-Man. While The Wasp and Hulk are still to be presumably slotted into the sleeve (and Cap too if he's not to fussy on continuity) wouldn't ya want Hank Pym on your arm as Giant-Man? Hank popped into that suit in issue #2 and it would make a pretty sweet image, towering from wrist to shoulder. Just saying is all. (Via)


  1. the Hellboy piece looks great in single color, but the Avengers would look so much better in color.

    I've toyed with the idea for years, but like you wanted to make the right choice. It is something you're going to have to live with for a long time. The ones I keep coming back to are the Autobot and Decepticon symbols, one on each shoulder/forearm, whatever.

  2. The three avengers tattoos share the same style. Is the Tattooer someone you know?
    I'd go for that person, when doing mine, whatever the image might be.
    They're very good.
    CDerosby, hope I won't get in trouble with you if I express my opinion (and it's only my little opinion)that there must be a better tattoo than transformers simbols in your arms?
    I hope you don't get angry, because I love talking with you.
    I think you deserve something deeper than that. After all you are that guy that has 8 muppet's DVDs and share them with the next generation :)

  3. What else is there?

    I did have a better idea symbolizing my three kids, but we're talking a wrap-around torso piece with wrap-around sleeves down each arm. I'd bleed to death on the table. One of these days I'll draw it up though.

  4. Thanks for the great comments guys!

    I agree Craig Hellboy looks awesome in just black ink! One of my friends has the Autobot face on his arm as his nickname is Jazz and has been since we were in primary school and he loved the Autobot more than was probably healthy at the time. It doesn't look to bad either.

    The Tattooer isn't some one I know Aliera - though I would be going to them if they were - each one of those Avengers are incredible.

    If I had to chose three Avengers to go on my arm I think I'd run with Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch and Vision. But I'm to much of a wuss for that kind of punishment so I might have to look for option b.