Monday, 13 November 2017

Prince Love Symbol - Origin & History

Prince first used a version of the famous 'Love Symbol' in 1982 on the cover of the 1999 album - and it came into prominence in the 1984 film Purple Rain. But where did it come from...?
Somebody was definitely influenced by alchemy symbols as there are exact copies of this logo going back to the 15th century (see below). It is the alchemy symbol for "Copiapite" a mineral.
I thought it was interesting that the alchemy symbol that represents Prince - "cOPIApiTE" contains the word "opiate" which is what lead to the artists untimely death.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Prince - Gold Chain Hat Tattoo

This tattoo design is a mash-up of several ideas based on Prince. The 'Yes' text on the hat is taken from the Lovesexy album. The hat and chains are based on a stage costume from the NPG tours. The skull represents the fact that Prince has passed away - but his musical legacy will live on. O+>

Free Your Mind - Funkadelic Tattoo

I created this design and had it tattooed on my forearm - as a Tribute to George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic - one of my favourite bands. Stay Funky :-)

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Music makes the World go round Tattoo

A new tattoo design celebrating music - in all its various shapes and forms.
I will be getting this inked up in the next few weeks.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Funk Bomb - Parliament Funkadelic

A new tattoo design - combining a bomb and a snare drum. Its also an ambigram - so it reads correct on the body regardless of the wearers position :-) Funky!

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Prince - New Power Soul / New Power Generation Tattoo

A tattoo design based on the "pistol mic" used by Prince with the New Power Generation.
The mic basically combines a hand gun and a microphone symbolising the power of music.

Prince Purple Rain Tattoo - May you live to see the Dawn

A new tattoo design based on a line from the Purple Rain soundtrack "May you live to see the Dawn".
The eye is a prominent symbol used throughout the Purple Rain movie.
RIP Prince O+>

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