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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

R2-D2 Dollar Tattoo By Bryan J. Turnbull

So when this post solicits a letter from the lawyers at the Skywalker Ranch i will actually get to reply with These are not that tattoos you are looking for! Bryan J(edi) Turnbull (of Tattoo Zoo in Victoria British Columbia) sent along this Mini portrait of his favorite little film star R2-D2. I must say this looks like it took some time and effort with getting all the little details in there that make it a great unlicensed reproduction of Lucas magic executed with only a single needle.

I meant to ask Bryan about what it was like to do this tattoo but i forgot or got busy or thought it be more fun to just make something up and hope Bryan has a sense of humor as well as the Lucas Estate.

2$T: what made you choose to do an R2-D2 tattoo?

Bryan: "The Force is strong with this one."

2$T: I have heard from other professionals that its likely all the tattoos done in this project will never heal, what do you say to them?

Bryan: “I find your lack of faith disturbing.”

2$T: How do you feel you did with this tattoo?

Bryan: “When I left you, I was but the learner, now I am the master.”

2$T: So, I assume it was not easy on your vision working so small?

Bryan: "I think my eyes are getting better. Instead of a big dark blur, I see a big light blur."

2$T: So, I guess you gotta be pretty skilled to attempt something so small?

Bryan: “These blast points — too accurate for sandpeople. Only imperial stormtroopers are so precise.”

2$T: So, I get a lot of emails from professional artists saying they want to try this out but they are kinda scared, any words of wisdom?

Bryan: “Do or do not. There is no try.”

2$T: anything else?

Bryan: “The more you tighten your grip the more star systems will slip through your fingers”

2$T: So you really had to be aggressive to make sure that ink all got pushed in there?

Bryan: “Negitive, negitive, it didn’t go in. Just impacted on the surface”

2$T: Well thanks for your submission and your time Bryan.

Bryan: “May the Force be with you.”

Stay tuned folks there may even be a sequel! Or well more tattoos to post tomorrow so visit often! bookmark us, follow us, and comment comment comment!


Dave said...

Wow. That is detailed. I love it. As a fan of Sci-Fi and Fantasy, this tattoo gave me chills.

Alie said...

HaHa! This is one of my favorite [interviews?] to date!

LibbyS said...

Absolutely superb tattoo, and the interview gave me a good laugh this morning.

Are there going to be follow-up blogs of how the healing goes for all these toonie beauties?

PhilipBarbosa said...

Ryu: It will be up to the artists to send in photos. I will post a photo of my little Ebisu tattoo, it healed awesome! And i got word the Rooster and Crowley tattoos look great as well.

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Andrizzy said...

answered probably as close to what Mr. Jedi Turnbull would have said himself!

bryan j. turnbull said...

ha! great interview.
i just got word that the tattoo healed up great, i'm gunna take picks later today.

Aaaaaron said...

2 Dollar Tattoo Challenge: Proof that size matters not. Well done.

Anonymous said...

That little guy lives above my hellbow! It has peeled and healed and looks awesome, Thanks Bryan!!

Anonymous said...

Bryan; I am your Father!

Anonymous said...

So good!

Matthew Ellis said...

Damn you Brian!!! Raising the bar!! I'm taking it as a pwersonal challenge! Just you wait!

bryan j. turnbull said...

thats the spirit old boy, keep em coming!
wait till you see what Colin Wiley did on me today.

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