Why it’s the lovely pixie-haired burlesque gal Tawdry Owl as a LEGO minifigure — with one of her hooters! Could that be a Coney Island mermaid shell bra? Perhaps…
I visited Kristen again, and got a large Castle Forestman minifig on my upper right forearm near my elbow! This was another favorite figure of mine as a child.
A few days later, after the initial scabbing began:
Brunk Brick Amishman virtual minifig!
“This hand of mine glows with an Amish power. Its churning grip tells me to defeat you! HERE I GO… Erupting Buggy FINGER!!!”
Here’s a vector illustration of my custom Amish cowboy figure—ready for action! Created oringally by me in Flash, touched-up in Illustrator and ultimately exported in Photoshop, this wickedly badass acton figure is superimposed in front of a collage of various pieces on my floor and previous dioramas.
LEGO Futuron minifig tattoo!
As some of you folks know already, the red Futuron astronaut from the mid-late 1980s Space sets is my all-time favorite minifig. As a young child, I wanted that one figure more than anything, but alas could not, as it was rare and came in more expensive sets (my family was poor). The most abundant astronauts were the blue and yellow ones, which came in most models. In the summer of 2010, I visited the talented Kristen Fristed in Brooklyn, NY to get an original tattoo piece done on my right forearm. The way I see it, the red spaceman was the one toy I always wanted, and now with the magic of permanent inking, I have one forever! The tattoo base was drawn by me in Adobe Illustrator (in vector form) using an actual instruction booklet scan, then Kristen did her thing:
Created with arcrylic paints on poster board, this is one of my earliest paintings made in 2009, when I first began hand-painting as a form of media. Yes, it glows in the dark and luminates under a blacklight!