When I saw this tattoo of Mark Blanchard’s, I knew there was a bit of a story behind the piece. He had this to share with us about it:
My client threw out the idea of doing A Clockwork Orange piece. My first thought was to use an object from the film that was no question recognizable from the movie. Going with the mask on its own I’m sure would have been enough to depict A Clockwork Orange tattoo, but adding another object just would have made it more interesting. So, thinking of another intense part from the movie, I went with the brainwashing theater scene and came with the mechanical eye-clamps onto the drama mask.
As they say, “That was a real kick and good for laughs and lashings of the old ultraviolent.”
Tattoo by: Mark Blanchard at Off the Map Tattoo in Easthampton, MA