I love tattoos and have been writing about the topic for several years.
Tattoos for Everything, Even Hellboy
If there's an interesting story to tell, there's an interesting tattoo to design, and that's the truth with the cult hero Hellboy, who has been a fixture among fans who have known him for some time.
His unique reddish skin gives him great opportunity for artists and tattoo designers, as the solid color looks great if it is included in a tattoo, as well as when inked in black and white. The character's image doesn't suffer either way, although I always think black and white work better in most circumstances with any tattoos, as the right touch of limited color included with the black and white can really set the image off good.
As for the Hellboy tattoos, because of the unique solid color associated with him, it allows a lot of color to the ink design, which in many cases makes the tattoo better.
Now I like it either way in the case of Hellboy, because there's not a lot of other colors to add which could interfere and make the tattoo design too busy and not look good.
Hellboy Tattoo of Him Holding Gun
Black and White Hellboy Tattoo
Ron Perlman Plays Hellboy
In the film version, character actor Ron Perlman plays Hellboy, and he does a good job of fleshing out the character.
That big hand is called the "Right Hand of Doom," and it's basically invulnerable and a powerful, natural weapon for Hellboy, who was created by Mike Mignola.
Very Cool Hellboy Tattoo
Guillermo del Toro Directed and Wrote Hellboy Films
Guillermo del Toro, who is known for Pan's Labyrinth and Blade 2, has directed and scripted the Hellboy films.
Abe Sapien Tattoo Photo Design
Another interesting character in the Hellboy series is Abe Sapien (love that name), who is a merman and colleague of Hellboy. He is an interesting character because of his underwater abilities and being adept at telepathy, among other things. You can see his tattoo image below.
Abe Sapien Tattoo Photo
Tattoo market for amost every type of them or character there is
There is a tattoo for almost any type of theme or character out there, and Hellboy tattoos shows there's a market for almost every type there is.
Great Full Back Hellboy Tattoo
Art and design are my favorite aspects of tattoos
When they're done right, you can see that even if you wouldn't think of having something tattooed on you, you can appreciate the art and design of it, which is what is the primary motivation behind my enjoying and writing about tattoos.
Fabian on December 20, 2010:
hi, first I want to say that your site and the featured art is very cool. Thanx a lot for that. Second: I started today my new Hellboy site: The Complete Hellboy Archive, to see at www.CompleteHellboy.com. You will find a link to your site too. I would be happy about a statement.
Keep up the cool work