UK tattoo artist, Andrew “Little Andy” Marsh’s, designs take body art to a whole ‘nother level. Based in Hertfordshire, ‘Little Andy’ works alongside a plethora of talented artists who have gathered at Churchyard Tattoo Studio to create eclectically astonishing tattoos. The trippy surrealist vibe tied to Andy’s incredibly surprising and unique use of colors delivers the message that skin chemistry is his specialty. And with styles ranging from abstract to geometric, Andy is an artist you should know who is truly in a league of his own. Let’s admire an array of Andy’s highlight pieces, shall we?
Alright, if you don’t know who the individual tattooed in the piece above, then I highly recommend that you rent and watch the psychedelic classic movie by the named of ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’ prior to moving forward. Raoul Duke who was played by Johnny Depp in the 1998 big screen release is a character who is portrayed as a cynical, off the wall hedonist who attempts to keep the rock and roll spirit of the 1960’s alive within himself prior to the world cleansing their minds and thoughts of those seemingly surreal days. Raoul’s daily life was supported and consumed by whatever drug happened to be available at the time. The hyperrealism within Andy’s tattooed piece is simultaneously profound and surreal.
Raoul Duke- “Strange memories on this nervous night in Las Vegas. Has it been five years? Six? It seems like a lifetime, the kind of peak that never comes again. San Francisco in the middle sixties was a very special time and place to be a part of. But no explanation, no mix of words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and alive in that corner of time in the world. Whatever it meant.”
The nature and meaning of the infamous ‘Vitruvian Man’ piece by Leonardo da Vinci have had its fair share of philosophical questions tied into its meaning for geometry, spiritual, and alchemical nerds around the globe. Some of the world’s experts on ancient knowledge and cosmology have penned their interpretations as definitives stating that the piece replicates the science of how the ancient world was founded. Interpretations of the Vitruvian Man also state that inside of the square and circle represents the divine temple, the link between heaven and earth, and the mesocosm that unites the microcosm with the macrocosm of our known universe. In addition to the innate feeling of beauty and art, Andy knocked this Vitruvian Man tattoo out of the ballpark.
The wayfaring, captivating and iconic story of The Wizard of Oz has inflicted our hearts with joy with its abstruse meaning that continues to spark curiosity as the golden sands of the hourglass continue to sprinkle. The infamous Tin-Man carries many characteristics and notable traits throughout his considerable role; self-worth, earnestly acting with your heart, creating your own belief system, etc. Dorothy and her interlaced amigos possess the capabilities to nourish themselves if they come to the realization of their own, potentially with the help of Glinda The Good Witch as they journey along the yellow brick road and stumble upon many challenging inhabitants and critical experiences along the way. Andy’s unique eye for detail is so life-like that it is hard to believe withing this Tin-Man piece.
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