Burned by Love
I remember hearing the classic tales of guys getting their wife or girlfriends name tattoo’d on their arm. They would fall in and out of love. That said, getting burned by love would mean trying to erase or cover up the name off your body and life. Here we see this character with multiple names and being made of wood he is being tattoo’d with a wood burner. I loved painting this one and getting the dramatic lighting to make the room feel real. I love the guys in the background waiting for their appointment. Every shop has the usual cast of characters popping in and out of the shop to chat and joke around. Similar to a barbershop, we talk about life, celebrate our personality through the art on our body and enjoy the culture of people expressing themselves through the art of tattooing.