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Comic Geek Goes Nuts for Spider-Man Tattoos – Geeky Curiosity of the Week

Strip away the Hollywood glitterati, sneak previews, fantastic costumes, and excitement from a comic book convention like Comic-Con, and you’re left with the bored-looking C-list celebrities, sweaty nerds, and $7 hot dogs of a second-tier event like Super-Con.

But the smaller conventions certainly aren’t without their gems.

I met Ron a couple of weekends ago at Super-Con. When I mentioned that I publish a blog that profiles geeky tattoos, he was more than happy to take me on a tour of his comic-book-inspired body art.

Ron loves Spider-Man tattoos. No…. really. A lot.

Ron’s first-ever tattoo was of Hot Stuff, the diaper-clad Devil from Harvey Comics.

That ink has since been covered up three different times. Just call Ron the Human Etch-a-Sketch of tattoo art.

Pete Alviar of Creative Vision in Monterrey, CA does most of Ron’s ink, including the above work-in-progress depiction of Venom.

I’ve been looking for the right approach for a Kristen Bell tattoo. Maybe Pete can hook me up with one where she’s tearing her way out of my flesh. Yeah. Sexy.

Lest you think Ron carries a torch for Marvel, he’s got a smokin’ Superman symbol tattoo on his left upper arm.

Or maybe it’s a Super-spade that someone’s been using to smooth out some roof tar. Hard to tell.

Thanks to Ron for sharing the goods!

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1 comment… add one
  • Dennis Wakeley May 30, 2008, 3:33 am

    I can’t really decide… I mean it’s quite geeky, but at the same time there’s something about having some major theme to your tattoos. It’s like he’s (I may be going out on a limb here) sacrificing his body for some greater purpose…

    Ehmm… but yeah, it’s Spiderman LOL.

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