Photos of a Spiderman tattoo, showing an illusion of skin tearing away to reveal a Spiderman costume beneath, have been circulating around, prompting people to wonder if the images are real or photoshopped.
They are real. The tattoo is the work of Milwaukee-based artist Dan Hazelton
. Check out his site for other examples of his work.
He very briefly discusses the Spiderman tattoo on his myspace page
in response to a question from someone who asks, "can i get a tear out like the Spiderman one??" Hazelton responds:
please, no more tear outs. that tattoo is all over the internet and people are filling up my inboxes with all kinds of requests for comic or super heroes tearin out of them now. tear outs are a dated tattoo that the average public over used a long time ago. sorry but i dont encourage that.