Throwback Thursday: my second tattoo, done in fall 2010 on my right forearm: the assembly guide for a 1980s #LEGO Space #Futuron astronaut #minifigure! This was done as a monument to the specific rare red astronaut minifig I always wanted as a lad, but could never find. #tattoos #minifigs #minifigures
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…
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: