Eat The Rich

Category: Snake

The bunker-opportunitee lookbook!

Tomorrow and sunday we will be tattooing at lowlands for the humanright tattoo project. Because of this special occasion we made some awesome shirts in collaboration with opportunitee. Opportunitee is a t-shirtlabel that focusses on cool prints made by young talent, go check them out!

Our shirts will be available at the human rights tattoo stand on the lowlands festival…but be quick because the shirts are limited edition.

Enough talk here the sexy pictures of rudolf maartens wearing the beautiful shirts:

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Roger Merling Meijer Special

So, I was digging through the archives just now and came across a couple of pictures I’ve never posted before.

Here by I’m dedicating this post to, by far, the prettiest and most sexually arousing tattooer in the northern hemisphere. My dear colleague and good friend, mister Roger Merling Meijer!
Look at the bonestructure on that!
Roger made this owl on the legendary tall Bob.
A religious sleeve on the legendary short Robin.
A script and a skull and a woman on a chest.
A snake on the legendary G.
Last but not least, a jewely mirror on the legendary wife.

Honey Skull

Willem finished up this skull and snake a couple of months ago already.
I think I might have posted a in-progress picture of it quite a while back, but I’m not that sure about it.

The eagle and heart weren’t done by Willem though.

Don’t Be Dumb

A stupid little girl once said that skulls are overrated in tattoos.
Whereafter a very wise man replied: ‘There’s nothing more awesome than skulls and snakes. Full Stop!’

Sammy Says

Samuel Leroy Jackson would say something like; “I’m tired of this motherfucking¬†snake¬†on this motherfucking skull!!

But he would be lying…… You can never get tired of snakes on skulls.

Snakes On A Plane

Our caveman Willem, started on this little guy today. It’s snakes on a plane… without the plane, and just one snake. So not actually snakes on a plane, but still it’s just as awesome.
It’s not finished yet, he is still going to add color to it.

On the other side of the fence, Roger continued on this black and grey flower sleeve. It’s full of flowers you don’t usually see on tattoos, wich makes it pretty interesting.
Some of those flowers only grow on rocks if I got it right, hence the rock in there aswell.

A Word From The Wise

Willem drew a skull for the flash folder, and wanted to share what inspired him to do it.

“The skull is an amazing image, object and symbol.
For me, it contains a mysterious spirituality, symbolising death, rebirth and the element in between life and nothingness. When we are alive te skull holds our brain, which in turn holds our imagination, our consciousness and subconscious dream state. Our Minds are as vast as the universe, yet when we die, that giant infinite mass disappears and we are left with this vessel – the skull. It is so small compared to the quantity of space that it held when we were alive that it almost seems like a magic trick. This contrast of confinement and limitless space, combined with the physical and visual elements of the skulls anatomy, are what inspire my fascination with it.”

This was written by Thomas Hooper, an English tattoo artist living and working in New York. I liked the text so much, that I wanted to share it with our beloved readers. Skulls are awesome!

Back to the shop, got a nice action shot of Roger doing a big chest script.

Willem did some color studies for the aries foot he is working on.

Wich he got to put some color on today.

The picture doesn’t do the piece justice. It looks way better in real life. I wille take some good pictures of it when the whole thing is done.

Mega Zef Zap Rave Tattoo Day

Die Antwoord blasted trough the bunker speakers all day long, wich was mega zef. And if you don’t know who Die Antwoord is, you’re a loser.

A lot of really zef tattoos were done today, unfortunately too many to put in the same post, so I’ll keep a couple of them for a rainy day.

These bloodthirsty killer swallows were done by Roger on a cheeky korean girl, she brought korean her sister and a korean friend for some moral support, they’re lovely to have in the shop, they always put a smile on my face.

Mehdi finally got to finish this snake sleeve wich you all should be familiar with. Seeing that it is the 3rd time I’m posting it on the blog.

Some shading was added to this 3/4 japanese sleeve Mehdi is working on.

Roger also did a zef script with a little bit of japanese background wich turned out mega funky.