Thursday, May 21, 2009

Amazing Bastet; Updated 4/6/10


Click image(s) to see the larger version(s).

Another one ripped from Rate My Ink with no artist info provided. Gorgeous ain't it? Can't imagine how much it hurt on the ribs there but it looks like it was totally worth it.

Originally, Bastet was a strictly solar deity. After the Greeks arrived their influence, and their linking Bastest with Artemis, transformed her into a lunar deity. She was also only associated with desert cats or other wild big cats and only became linked with domestic cats much later.

Update: In the comments the owner of this glorious Bast, kittythestray, says that the this inked by Zam at Visionary Tattoo out of Ronkonkom, NY.  You can also see the original, now covered up, tattoos here.http://www.flickr.com/photos/21222006@N06/2938710833/in/photostream/.

Thanks to Kitty for the update!

7 comments:

Pom said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Too bad there is no artist info.

PandorasInk said...

Wow. That's totally awesome

Livia Indica said...

Yeah it's awesome. When I saw it I knew I had to post it. I wish the artist info had been provided too. I thought of asking the person who posted it but I've had bad luck with that sort of thing. It seems many, many people who post on Rate My Ink post their tattoos and then never return. I don't think I've ever gotten an answer to any question I've asked. Bummer.

Model Mama's said...

Absolutely stunning! I wish we could find out who had it done and who did the ink. I'm in love!

Casper said...

This is amazing. I've been looking for a good rendition of Bastet for myself and this is amazing.

kittythestray said...

Hi, I don't know if you still care to know, but this is my tattoo. Thank you so much for the compliments. This is actually a cover up of 2 smaller tattoos. It was done by ZAM of Visionary Tattoo in Ronkonkoma, NY. He specializes in large scale Japanese pieces. If you want to see what it was covering, you can check out my pics on flickr. just search kittythestray as a person or photo tag :) Thank you again! Kitty

Livia Indica said...

Hi Kitty, yeah, I'm always interested in tattoo stuff. Thanks for the info!