Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Permanently is a long time...

I received an email a while back asking for the permission to use a suit of armor I designed for Dungeons and Dragons in a tattoo. Since I made that armor as a work for hire agreement I no longer owned control over the armor, so I had no authority to allow or disallow usage. I did ask that if the suit of armor did get used for a tattoo I really would like to see a photo of the finished work. Much to my surprise a photo turned up in my inbox late last week...

Coming at you on a sheet of human paper!

Here is the armor that was used in the tattoo. It is the Tiefling female scale armor I designed for 4th Edition Dungeons and Dragons. Not only is it one of my favorite sets of of Tiefling armor, but it is also one of my favorites from all the armor I designed for D&D.

Female Tiefling Armor
© 2007 Wizards of the Coast

It is rather a shock and very humbling to think someone wants something I created permanently on their body. I hope they are enjoying the tattoo, it is a real honor indeed. I have always said I will not design a tattoo for anybody that asked, and there have been many, but maybe I need to rethink this decision when it comes to work I have already created. Something to think about!

That is all for today, see you back here on Friday! Until then...

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  1. Glad I found your blog, love the Tiefling armor.

  2. HAHA! I thought you would like this post, Pete :)