That's the tattoo shop I work at down here in San Diego . It's going to be our 15th anniversary party and we're all doing some art for the show , as well as inviting tattooers from around the world to show some work too . Here's what I came up with , she's called a Fiji Mermaid .
Back in ye olden tymes they used to take the top 1/2 of a monkey carcass and attach it to the bottom of a fish carcass and drag it around in old timey county fairs & carnivals & stuff , and say it was a mermaid , from Fiji no less coz that sounded exotic and fancy . This is my interpretation of the famous cryptozooalogical monstrosity . I need to get it framed up and do some work on the background & all that , but here's a sneak peek for my bloggy homies . . .