Tattoo Tuesday: Daredevil Ink
by Anelise Farris
It’s tattoo Tuesday, so I’m here to fuel your geek-ink addiction! Daredevil is my favorite superhero, so that’s reason enough to devote at least one tattoo Tuesday to the fellow. But, there’s also the fact that it was recently announced that Daredevil season 3 will premiere on Netflix this year (much excitement!). So let’s take a look at ten of my favorite pieces inspired by the “The Devil of Hell’s Kitchen,” because they deserve more than just a spot on my Pinterest board.
Both of these are prints, just waiting to be inked on someone. I love the card style of the one of the left, with the splashes of red and simple black outfit, rendered in soft, sketchy linework. And the one on the right has a ton of cool components that could be developed into a quarter sleeve. The sharp lines, traditional style, and THE AVOCADO, makes this a must.
Seeing as this is “The Man Without Fear,” it’s no wonder that there are a ton of comics out there that incorporate the “no fear” aspect. Both of these do it in different, yet stylistic ways. The one on the left is a traditional-style tattoo, featuring the less common yellow suit, which pairs beautifully with the touches of soft red on the flower, typography, and eyes. The one on the right is a more realistic rendering of Daredevil, and it has some great, unique features as well. The shading is so well done, and I love the whimsical font choice and addition of the sound waves around Daredevil’s face.
Both of these tattoos have unique shapes and bold colors. The one on the left takes advantage of the popular frame-style tattoo, and I love the way the moon bleeds out of the border like a comicbook panel. There is a lot of depth created too in how the landscape is simple, but Daredevil pops out, almost to a 3D effect. The one on the right has a looser shape, more round, but it is equally impressive in how Daredevil jumps off the page (er, flesh?), and, in this one, I particularly like the bright blue surrounding him.
When I came across these tattoos, I was like THIS IS WHY I LOVE HIM. They both just scream confidence–but in totally different ways. The one on the left depicts the more traditionally heroic version of DD, but the one on the right also says I’m a badass–I don’t need the suit. There are so many great features about each of these as well. From the splatter-like coloring on the left, to the rose-colored glasses on the right, as well as the attention to detail in both, these are so so cool.
If you love Daredevil as much as I do, then I know you have a sleeve on your mind. The placement of the quarter sleeve on the left is so smart, and the simplistic landscape serves to make Daredevil the focal point (as he should be). And the final one, the showstopper: just look at that full sleeve. It’s so perfect. The way the individual panels cascade down like falling cards, the moody colors, and that hypnotic elbow piece–B-E-A-U-TIFUL.
Have any geek ink? Looking for a specific gallery to inspire your next one? Hit me up @AneliseFarris on Twitter, and go support your local artist(s)!