Christ/Hannya- Dusty Neal

When I spotted this painting on Dusty’s tumblr, I knew it would end up reposted on the OV blog before the end of the day. His description follows:

“This is a piece I just made for Torch Tattoo’s upcoming 1-year anniversary party and art show. I’m very proud to be asked to be a part of this show, as there are dozens of tattooers that I looked up to that will also be contributing.

This piece is a combination of Jesus Christ and a hannya from Japanese folklore. They are two iconic images of sorrow and pain that I find to be very similar in many aspects. The obvious ones being they they both were people who went through transformations because of their love for others, and the sadness they ultimately felt.”

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