This one is another take on the same theme. Critical mass this time with a little artistic license. This picture I really like. Not enough to have it tattooed on the crack of my ass, but I like the art.
This one bothers me on many levels and i almost feel bad about disparaging it or pointing out its flaws...almost. Anyways i am sure its nothing he hasn't heard before. First the things i like about it:
1) Its bike related
2) The freckles give the appearance the bike is resting on the storied cobbles of Paris-Roubaix after a long days work on a historic race.
3) Did i mention its bike related?
Now, why did anyone feel the need to include the oddly mounted pump and a highly detailed water bottle complete with company logos, but couldn't manage a believable chain line or something, anything, that resembled a derailleur? Top tube pad: Completely unnecessary. And a note for all the other amateur artists out there; there is no shame is using a template to make perfect shapes like wheels. I will hold back any judgement on the decision to present the bike as if every component and part is red. There is the off chance this color looks alot better against the back drop of the tattoos owners red hair.
Yes i realize this is not a bike related tattoo directly. However this is the one situation i have spent the most time considering. I cannot seem to wrap my mind around someone wanting to tatto their entire face and scalp that wasnt part of an intimidation racket in a third world country. The fact this guy is a pro athlete and happens to be a cyclist is the reason he finds himself on my blog for a third time in as many months. I watched him race in San Dimas and found all other aspects of him as a person to be normal (not suprisingly). However the tattoos he reasons "give him a feeling of facial accupuncture" and calm him, put me in a constant state of awe struck slack jaw. If i ever commit to a tattoo, it will be all the way just like this cat. BOOM!