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Old 29 August 2012, 02:32 PM
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Default Amazing leg tattoo

I'm looking at this and I can't find the source of the picture to tell if it's real or not. I know there are some artists that are that talented and if it is real, I want to find out who did the work and browse their portfolio.

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Old 29 August 2012, 03:09 PM
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Do you know that the tattoo is real? Because on the tattoos I've seen that have large amounts of black in them, the black (or the skin above the black) still has a sheen to it when the light hits it. The black on that tattoo is pure black with no sheen, even when the area around it does. It could be photo edited or drawn on with pen, but it doesn't look like other tattoos to me.
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Old 29 August 2012, 03:35 PM
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I don't know, that's why I was asking. If you look at some of Pavel Angel's work, he does amazing stonework tattoos with this degree of intricacy.
I was really curious A) if it's real and B) who's the artist.
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Old 29 August 2012, 03:35 PM
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It's fake, if you believe these Reddit posters.
http://ds.reddit.com/r/WTF/comments/...3d_leg_tattoo/
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Old 29 August 2012, 04:44 PM
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It's fake. You don't need reddit to tell figure it out. It would only work if she were holding her leg in that position, in that exact lighting, and viewed from that angle, all the time.
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Old 29 August 2012, 04:51 PM
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I am not at all keen on the idea of holes in flesh, so that's beautiful, but a bit shudder-inducing.
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Old 29 August 2012, 07:01 PM
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I'm not expert but I think there's a graffiti artist's signature in the tattoo. The centre part of the design on her upper thigh looks similar to many stylized graffiti sigs I've seen.

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I don't know, that's why I was asking. If you look at some of Pavel Angel's work, he does amazing stonework tattoos with this degree of intricacy.
I was really curious A) if it's real and B) who's the artist.
If you look closely this 'tattoo' is actually much less intricate that Pavel Angel's designs. The textures are all fairly flat and detail-less.

The black sections of the 'tattoo' look highly suspicious. If the entire piece wasn't added using photoshop then at the very least it's been extensively touched up.
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Old 29 August 2012, 08:12 PM
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Ah, okay. Thank You !
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Old 04 September 2012, 05:23 PM
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I doubt any tattoo artist could draw the exact pattern and color of the blanket these legs are on. Look at the top of the thigh you can see right through the leg.

Sure it's real, but it's a sculpture. In my opinion.
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Old 04 September 2012, 05:45 PM
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A sculpted leg in front of a leg covered by a black legging. They don't line up perfectly at the upper back of the thigh, so you can see the blanket.
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The lettering "carved" into the leg match this Russian artist's work:

http://streetfiles.org/znag/photos/page:1
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Old 09 September 2012, 06:49 PM
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Amazing find Weehawk, thank you .
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