Since I'm still in Star Wars Celebration mode, I figured highlighting an impressive (most impressive) Star Wars sleeve would be appropriate for this Inked Wednesday. Tom, a member of the 501st Legion Neon City Garrison, has just the tattoo for the occasion. He has a black and white sleeve that mostly features dark side characters. I say mostly because the fate of Captain Rex foiled his theme. Tom told me, "My plan was to do a dark side theme, but shortly after I got my Rex tattoo it was revealed that he wasn't part of Order 66, so that ruined the dark side theme, but it still looks cool."
It still looks damn cool. Check it out:
Tom's invested 50 hours in the tattoo so far and thinks he'll have it completed with one more session. The art was completed by tattooist Robert Pho out of Skin Design. I love the use of black and white with these characters; the shading and layers makes the villains especially intense. Drop to the gallery below to get a complete view of Darth Maul, Boba Fett, Darth Vader, General Grievous, and more.
If you have nerdy ink on your skin or you're a tattoo artist that applies pop culture, STEM, music, or other nerd-inspired ink (tl;dr: I want to see practically all the tattoos) on a regular basis, then please hit me up because I'd like to highlight you in a future Inked Wednesday gallery. You can get in touch with me via email at [email protected] Send me photos of the tattoos you'd like me to feature (the higher resolution, the better) and don't forget to let me know the name of your tattoo artist if you have it, as well the name of the shop he or she works out of. If you are the tattoo artist, give me links to your portfolios and/or Instagram accounts so I can share them with our readers.