In Spreepark, Berlin lies the forgotten remnants of a once happier place. Cracked and peeling dinosaurs, as extinct as their forbears, rest next to unattended rollercoaster tracks and dormant ferris wheels. What could have happened to these modern day ruins, fallen from memory and disrepair? (I’m not saying it’s aliens, but… it’s aliens)
Dinosaurs…on Venus? In this letter to the Hayden Planetarium from the 1950s, one cosmic hopeful suggested surveying Venus for ancient life. See the full collection of letters here: http://bit.ly/tQz4ZJ
This set of tattoos was my first (of many). 3 sittings. 3 hours for the Parasauralophus and 4 hours for the Plesiosaur. There was a plethora of reasons for getting this done and waiting till the ripe age of 28 to do so.
Long story short, it was a declaration to myself that I had achieved the goal of supporting myself through playing music in NYC. This city is brutal and thankless. But I wouldn’t want it any differently. Tattoos and piercings were always forbidden in my strict Christian upbringing. So this was a major cut to the umbilical cord. My father, who has never seemed proud of my music accomplishments was the only reason I waited as long as I did. He always loved me but never really believed in me as a musician or a man. I’ll be shunned for awhile because of this but that’s not something I can control. I have a bit of optimism that he will surprise me and be cool with my life choices, even if they aren’t what he had in mind for me. We’ll see…
Oh I also got them because dinosaurs kick ass. Wanna fight about it?
Designed and Tattooed by the AMAZING Alice White at No Ka Oi Tiki Tattoo in Philadelphia, PA. She’s well worth the commute.
Relative proportions of forelimb and hind limb in various theropods. Note the extremely reduced forelimbs of Carnotaurus and Tyrannosaurus, in which forelimb length is less than 20% of the hind limb length. Forelimb/hind limb ratio is 46% in Struthiomimus, 61% in Deinonychus, and 96% in Archaeopteryx. This pattern is even more pronounced when phalanges and unguals are included. Carnotaurus modiﬁed from Bonaparte, Novas & Coria (1990); Tyrannosaurus modiﬁed from Heilmann (1927); Allosaurus after Paul (1987); Sinornithoides modiﬁed from Russell & Dong (1993a); Coelophysis, Struthiomimus, Deinonychus, and Archaeopteryx modiﬁed from Padian & Chiappe (1997).
museum drawings from last friday. fun fact: the dire wolf was native only to the americas, especially california. so now i’m pretending westeros is south america and ‘winter is coming’ is a reference to the shifting supercontinent cycle of climate change.