The 85 year old master painter John Olsen has given the tattoo gun a go for the first time. He has tattooed one of his scribbly iconic frogs on the upper leg of his friend and fellow landscape painter Luke Sciberras. I think I would prefer an ink on paper Olsen frog as the ink on leg Olsen frog sounds more painful.
Here’s the old master at work with tattoo gun in hand..
The report at the SMH here says it was the first tattoo for Luke Sciberras and probably his last as he didn’t handle the pain very well.
Here’s a print of a John Olsen frog. Yes, I would definitely prefer to take this home with me
Also, on a related note, a facebook friend (I forget who it was now) recently mentioned the tattoos of the cartoonist David Shrigley. He has a page on his website where he posts tattoos of his drawings. They’re really quirky. Some I love, others not so much.