The Churning Tattoo

It’s taken a year, but after several visits to the tattoo shop I have successfully scarred my back with an image of The Churning of the Milky Ocean. I started with a couple of photographs from a book about Angkor Wat:

The Churning

I chopped those images up in Photoshop and gave the file to my tattoo artist:

The Churning

Then she created an outline and got to work. Here’s the finished product (you can see it in color here if you like):

The Churning

Click on the images to see larger versions. And if you’re wondering, I do have one other tattoo.


  1. Trym

    Hi my friend. It’s ALWAYS a wise move to pause befroe you press the publish button. Here’s how I see the issue of adding something of value, rather than more noise.When we decide to start blogging, we can only do whatever is our best. If we believe that we have something that others will find valuable, that’s worth publishing. If we feel we are throwing words together just to show up , that helps no one.As you very rightly said, your work represents you. Make sure it’s worthy of you by trying to add something genuinely useful. Even if it’s an idea that has been discussed befroe, maybe you can put it in a way that more people will be able to understand? Show us your subject, according to the way David Spinks (or whoever) sees it. Let me see it through your eyes, so I can better understand the other guy’s perspective.

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