Digging through my inspiring pictures folder: Enjoy!

I’m not sure if (above) this is an actual tattoo: in fact, I’m pretty sure it isn’t, but it’s beautiful anyway, and I want it to be real.

Stunning white ink tattoo by Shannon Archuleta

Bloodline tattoo by Amanda Wachob (a temporary design inked with distilled water).

my favorite:


new specimen!

As far as I can tell this is a Bar-winged Skimmer (Libellula axilena), though not being a trained entomologist, that’s really more of a wild guess. I don’t care what it is; it’s gorgeous – with a perfectly intact little body and only slightly torn wing. Apparently found already dead on the sidewalk, this was delivered to me carefully packaged in toilet paper, a cardboard sleeve, all inside a plastic cup. Much fancier of an insect sarcophagus is rarely seen.