Billions of years ago stars exploded and their debris spread out across the Universe where gravity pulled them into the gas clouds that eventually became the Earth. We are made of those atoms and elements. We are part of the Universe. So we owe our existence to the death of stars.
The tattoo is based on the traditional rose tattoo. The thorny stem of the rose is a protein chain of amino acids which when decoded into English spell out the letters "I AM STARSTUFF". I have incorporated someone else’s tattoo here and added it as the rose stem to my own exploding star design. A nicer polypeptide chain I never did see!!

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Comment by Strega on July 13, 2013 at 8:45pm

Wow, Reg that's spectacular!

Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on July 13, 2013 at 8:46pm
Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on July 13, 2013 at 8:52pm

Thanks Strega, I got it done yesterday evening so the star still feels hot !!

Comment by Marc Poulin on July 13, 2013 at 9:18pm

Fantastic work. Great clean lines, great color and shading. Nothing better than a quality tattoo.

Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on July 13, 2013 at 9:31pm

Thanks Marc....2.5 hours to complete it...on the hottest day of the year so far !! I am already planning my next one based on a Goya this space...

Comment by H3xx on July 13, 2013 at 9:51pm

I'm getting the outline for my tiger stripes next week. I'll post a pic if it comes out well.

Comment by Suzanne Olson-Hyde on July 13, 2013 at 10:55pm
This would be one of the best tattoos I have seen. Well designed. Really clean and distinctive. Not fussy and cluttered.
Comment by Adam on July 14, 2013 at 12:50pm

Nice one man

Comment by Royal red on February 4, 2014 at 12:20pm

I love that tattoo that's really awesome. I as well  always wanted a tattoo myself if i did it i always figured i do a dragon or something to do with a sword and staff side by side.

Comment by Belle Rose on January 30, 2017 at 1:58pm
One of my best friends in the entire world just told me she has left the Mormón church. She really likes the idea of "I am star stuff" Sagan etc....I told her about your tattoo and invited her to join TA :-)


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