Bicycle Wheel Tattoo

One of my favorite places to go when I was growing up was the Salem Public Library. I spent hours lost in the stacks. Invariably, I always ended up in the art section and the artist I was drawn to the most was Marcel Duchamp. Fast forward to my 44th birthday and I’m getting my first tattoo. I wanted something related to the artist that left a deep impression on me. I originally considered Fountain but a urinal on my forearm? Not quite right. Bicycle Wheel” was a much better choice and Lisa Orth at Alleged Tattoo did an amazing job. I doubt Marcel would have thought much of me getting one of his readymades tattooed on my arm but fuck, it’s cool.

~ Patrick

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