Body art can be beautiful, meaningful, and sometimes downright hilarious. The latter was certainly the case for Kenny Ollerenshaw, a truck driver from England who decided to get a chest tattoo that made him look like a tiny man driving his own body. I haven’t laughed so hard in a really long time!
- This is a pretty incredible feat. The tattoo was done by Richard Batey, an artist who works at Immortal Art Studio in Carlisle. It took a lot of planning and sketching but the final product speaks for itself. It’s incredibly realistic and you can’t look at it without laughing.
- It took four hours to complete. Because this tattoo is so detailed, it meant spending four hours in the chair for Kenny. And because the tattoo was on his chest, some of those hours were pretty painful, to say the least. “The first three hours were okay but the last hour started to hurt. I think I was running out of adrenalin,” he shared when posting the photos Facebook, according to Design Taxi. “You’re supposed to fuel up on sugar before you have one done, but all I’d eaten were a couple of burgers.”
- Yes, he loves the finished product. Kenny says the time and money he spent on the chest tattoo as an homage to his career as a truck driver was totally worth it and he’s really happy, adding, “I keep looking at it in the mirror and thinking it’s just crazy. You should see what happens when I tense my pecs.” I can only imagine!
- The tattoo is pretty innovative. Batey himself realized how unique the artwork was, saying, “It’s the first of its kind in the world. I have a good mechanical understanding from working in the car industry. When Kenny came in he was up for having this done as a chest piece. The result is just the start. There’s a long way to go.” It’s definitely impressive!