Sunday, May 4, 2014

Starting May off with a Mayfly Tattoo

< Much like the fishing bug, my tattoo bug was needing ink. This Buggy guy "Mayfly, Imago" came from a book 'Dry Fly Entomology' by a dry fly purist Frederic Michael Halford. a bit of artistic freedom by my tattoo artist, and this hundred and twenty year old fishermans study of the mayfly became a permanent part of my body. I kinda like this scientific/entomological direction that my tattoos are going, and am thinking of continuing the theme in the future...

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  1. That looks really good! I am sure your local fly shop will love it.

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    1. Thanks. I'm just glad my wife likes it. She is quite accepting of some of my choices. She said after 10 years she will get a fish tattoo, its been 15 & no tattoo yet.

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  2. Nothing like taking along a good picture of the bug you're looking for.

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    1. Might be a good reference point on the tying bench too!

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  3. Impressive way to advertise the Mayfly!!!

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    1. thanks Bill, maybe the fish will notice my advertisements too!

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  4. I hope a monster brown trout doesn't rip your arm off!!! ;-)

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    1. Sometimes in life, you have to take risks.

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  5. I love it man, fishing related tattoos are the best, and you have a unique take on it for sure. Thanks for sharing and you may have given me an idea for my next one.

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