Solar System Tattoo

About a year ago I got a tattoo that I had been doodling for years in sketchbooks, workbooks, assignments… Thought I’d share it here. It’s based on the Pioneer plaques that were launched into the abyss in the 70s, a design that I love for its meaning and its crisp aesthetics. I took the original design and redrew them with bolder lines, slightly different scales and colour:

Solar System Tattoo Final Design-03

(I could never settle on the scales and spacing – I was playing around with the file in the parlour as the artist readied his needle, right up till I sat in the chair and sent him the final version)
I think it turned out just perfect.

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