Rob Levin, Author at CBR Ink
Remember that time Hugh Jackman played Wolverine in that movie? Maybe that’s because the Australian actor has been playing the fan-favorite Marvel mutant for nearly 15 years starting with “X-Men” in 2000 and continuing through this year’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” This year’s outing will bring him to 7 appearances — not counting the rumors surrounding a sequel to “The Wolverine.”
There is an entire generation of fans who know Jackman as the Best There is at What He Does, even if they aren’t as aware of his complicated comic book history, and the star recently re-posted a picture of one such fan’s stellar Jackman-as-Wolverine tattoo on his Instagram account.
Some tattoos are clever in content — funny phrases, images that work differently depending on how you look at them or when paired with another — and others are just plain inventive. Case in point: This Popeye tatoo based on everyone’s favorite spinach-eating sailor.
I read the final issues of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’ “Locke & Key” late last night. While I found it completely satisfying and fitting for the story and it’s characters, I’m not quite ready to let go. IDW Publishing put out a hell of a series from start to finish, and knowing that the final curtain has fallen is bittersweet even if I’m happy with how it all played out.
So… tattoos! I went searching for the best and brightest “Locke & Key” tattoos — and I suspect there’s more where this came from — so I could bid farewell to the series while also giving you some eye candy.
Remember Znag, of the impressive 3D tattoos fame we posted about early last month? Apparently, he was just the tip of the iceberg. As impressive as his works are, he’s not alone in pioneering crazy realistic 3D ink jobs. Via the tumblrs of writers Joshua Williamson and Joe Hill, CBR INK came across a Curious History post that showcases some of the best of the best when it comes to 3D body art.
While a majority of the tattoos featured on the blog are just things I stumble across or seek out, we couldn’t do what we do without the help of our readers and the team at CBR. That said, I can’t recall who sent me a link to Steve Butcher’s tattoo work, starting with a Venom piece, but I’ll say thanks to everyone since that blanket statement should cover it.
They’re real and they’re spectacular. Hey, get your mind out of the gutter! Is This the Future recently tracked down the artist responsible for the image below — which, like many unbelievable images shared across the Internet, was deemed equal parts amazing and fraudulent. As it turns out, they’re 100% real and the work of a Russian graffiti body artist known as Znag.
All Hallow’s Eve is here and that means… well, lots of things, depending on how you celebrate. Before you head out trick or treating, be sure to check out this gallery of Jack Skellington (& Co.) tattoos inspired by Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
Back in March, “Captain Marvel” writer Kelly Sue DeConnick put out an open call for fans with Captain Marvel tattoos to get in touch for the book’s letters column. With the book getting a new relaunch as part of All-New Marvel NOW!, CBR INK decided it was high time to show you some of the tattoos borne from the redesign Carol Danvers underwent in the current volume of the series.
As some of you may know, this weekend’s New York Comic Con is kicking into high gear as we speak with tons of news already spilling and loads more coming your way. As always, Comic Book Resources has you covered so be sure to visit early and often for all the announcements, reveals, interviews and coverage of one of comics’ biggest events.
But over here on Ink, we don’t stop for any conventions. We just keep right on finding choice tattoos for your viewing pleasure (and inspiration, although I have yet to hear if anyone has actually gotten a new tattoo based on something they found on the blog.