Back in April, I ran into John in Herald Square (34th and 6th) who had some pretty amazing work. He estimates he is about 25% covered in tattoos, which includes both arms, hands to shoulders, and both sides of his neck.
I stopped him and handed him a flier, but he was in a hurry, so we went our separate ways.
A month or so later, he e-mailed me a couple of photos:
John "loved Popeye growing up" and "love[s] the way [tattoos] look".
Not a lot more to tell, other than this was done by Rodrigo Melo, when he was at Rising Dragon Tattoos on 23rd Street (now on 14th). Rodrigo has since left Rising Dragon and co-founded North Star Tattoo in the East Village.
John is a photographer whose work can be seen here.
Thanks to John for sharing his ink with us here on Tattoosday!