Some of you may recall our friend Philip Barbosa from one of our epic fishing expeditions in La Paz, Mexico, where he out fished even me! And though you won’t recognize the person who did his tattoo, it’s actually Alie K., Phil’s girlfriend and creator of the new Fishing Fury logo.
Recently Phil, with the help of a few great artists, created the tattoo art project Two Dollar Tattoo. Here’s a description:
All artists participating will be expected to create unique works of tattoo art executed with only a single needle (as in single-needle configuration, No cheating using a round or a mag for any of the tattoo!). Line-work, shading, colour…all must be executed with the same needle! The size of the final product will be expected to fill the space of a “toonie”, a Canadian two-dollar coin (approximately 28mm or 1 1/8” in diameter). The artist should utilize all of the space within the circle since in this case its not just size that matters. The Two Dollar Tattoo Project is expected to be both a game of camaraderie as well as a professional courtesy for artists and industry people. The only monetary exchange for the tattoo is to be a shiny Canadian $2 coin, which can be used for sizing of the drawing and final stencil, and MUST be utilized as proof of compliance with the set parameters.