The wife and I have been thoroughly enjoying the new series Miami Ink on The Learning Channel. Basically, these four guys from New York moved to Miami Beach and opened up a custom tattoo shop. TLC chronicles their daily trials and tribulations, and showcases the kick-ass ink they lay on their customers. Last night, artist
Chris Nuñez Darren Brass did a pirate ship that is about the coolest thing I've ever seen; unfortunately, Chris's gallery isn't up yet on Darren's gallery on TLC's Miami Ink page doesn't include the pirate ship (ingrates!), or I'd have a picture of it here. (Actually, the whole reason for this post was to put up a picture of the pirate ship. I was halfway done before I bothered to check to see if it was available, then couldn't bring myself to trash the whole post when I found out it isn't up yet. So I'm both lazy and stupid.) Anyway, it was something like this, but, with all due respect, way cooler.
The bottom line is that these guys are entertaining, funny and phenomenal artists. The show is well worth the hour of your time just to see how the tats come out.
UPDATE: Darren Brass did the pirate ship, not Nuñez. Loose sh*t.