Saturday, 27 November 2010

I want to tattoo your arm!

I've had this great idea that I've seen on some other websites. Having drawn lots of really popular cartoons, that people just simply adore, someone that is a very good online friend has suggested that she'd quite like to see my cartoon policeman tattooed onto her arm or buttock. Now I'm not really used to tattooing people's skin. I'm more familiar with tattooing pieces of paper with a gel pen, but being the professional that I have decided to be, I have agreed to do this on her kitchen table next week!

Of course in line with my current fees having to be increased because of the imminent VAT increase, I now find myself having to charge £30 per cartoon, but the good news for my very good online friend is that the image on her arm will belong to her exclusively (so if she wants to have someone take a photo of her, with her arm attached) then I will not be charging a further license fee, unlike some other rip of cartoonists that, while making lots of money and driving flash cars like 59 plate Nissan Notes, will exploit their customers. The arm image will belong to her, as sure as any infection will also be entirely her responsibility.

It seems her father was once a policeman, until he was pushed out of the force for an unfortunate incident with a potato peeler and a repeat offender in the late 1980's, and as a tribute to her dad, she'd like a tattoo with the image below. I think that's a lovely thing for a daughter to do for her father. Heavily tattooed daughters, always love their daddies. That is clear.

Now to hit Google, or TalentWriter Community Website for articles on how to tattoo an arm or bottom with a fatherly tribute.


  1. I think you should do the buttock for your first one, just in case you make an arse of it.

  2. No thank you Mr Brighty. Of all the places I would stick a gel pen, someone elses buttocks is not one of them.

    By the way, do you know if gel pens are toxic?

  3. Just a heads up for all those potential cartooning tattooists out there, TCP makes gels pens go very strange.

    I'm going to the spar later to see if they have any Dettol.

  4. No.

    As it happened, my good online friend chickened out of the whole tattoo being done. I only managed the tip of the helmet, before the pain became too unbearable, apparently. Still. I'm sure her father would be very pleased with the tribute to him on his daughters arm (she didn't go for the bottom in the end!).