Sunday, September 16, 2012

So you want a real tattoo

During the 2012 SF 3-Day Walk, a woman came running up to our sweep van, because we had her tattoo on the side of the van: it was our Rock the Pink magnetic sign, and the design is based on the tattoo I designed for myself last year.

It turned out, she'd wanted a different kind of pink ribbon tattoo, Googled for ideas, and when she found one she liked, she took it to her artist and had it inked onto the back of her neck. And that tattoo just happened to be mine.

Now...technically...this is very bad form. You don't rip off someone else's custom ink, and this is most definitely custom. I conceived it, sketched it, owned it. Since then I've found 2 more people online who have done the same thing, getting copies of my tattoo.

But.

For this, I don't mind at all. If you want to copy the tattoo on yourself, please do. I get a weird little kick out of it, and I'll even give you something to print out to take to your artist:

Click to biggify...you may want to add your own twist, and that's cool, too...

What I ask you to not do is to get the image on any sort of merchandise. No t-shirts, hats, buttons, etc. I'm in the process of getting this trademarked, and I feel a need to protect my trademark.

If you want this on a t-shirt or hat, it's available for you to purchase.

I'm tickled pink (ha!) that people want this as a real tattoo, and for that everyone has my blessing. Just hands off my image for merchandise, please.

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