Wednesday, March 28, 2012

FANTASTIC FOUREVER! The Top Four Tattoos Of The Human Torch And The Thing

Originally this wee post was going to be titled The Top Four Fantastic Four Tattoos, however despite oogles of googles, no one seems to sport Mr Fantastic or his less pliable wife Sue Storm. Actually scratch that, thousands of people just like me have amazing tattoo's of the Invisible Woman, they just don't know it yet!

Thing and The Human Torch on the otherhand - now you're talking. Added to the one at the top of this post, below are my picks for the top four tatts starring the high-flying Torch and the ever-lovin' blue-eyed Thing. Even if pain's not your game, they could have you eyeing up that blank shoulder of yours in a whole new way;

4) Captain America and The Human Torch (Via) Sure that could be Cap's Invaders teammate the Human Torch and not the Four's hot-headed version, but hey, a Torch is a Torch right?

3) The Thing (Via) If any artist deserves a skin art following, it's the all-ages styles of the late and much missed Mike Wieringo. Here his take on The Thing is just as strong on flesh as it was the printed page!

2) Boris's Torch Same Boris Vallejo painting inspired image, two different executions. One shows how Boris's art can easily stand on its own (via), the other how said painting can reverse the 'cool factor' of a tattoo that also includes Jubilee (via)!

1) Marvel Jam (Via) As if the lone Thing face above wasn't sweet enough, it's actually part of an entire Marvel leg tattoo, taken from original art by Kevin Harden and the awesome Skottie Young!

Featuring Venom, Carnage, Storm, Hulk, Ghost Rider, Dr Doom, Colossus, Spider-Man, Nightcrawler and The Thing as the ultimate knee guard!

 What do you think? 


  1. I really dig the full panel on the guy's back. I cannot even imagine how long that took. I wonder how well the color stayed?

  2. Jeepers that was a quick comment Random! We must've been on at the same time!

    Yeah colour is always a harsh mistress when it comes to tattoo art, A red and blue Spidey over time can become a black suit Spidey if you're not careful. While varnishing skin never helps the way it should, when you see art like that, you kind of wish it did!

    Thanks for the comments :D

  3. I heard aquanet used to work well, but sadly I will never be able to test it thanks to all those tree hugging hippies. ;)

  4. Hippies! Pif! What did they ever do beside show the world the coolness of Combi Vans and live music festivals? :D