Bad tattoos are bad indeed, once it's on your skin you'll never get rid of it, so if you don't want to live a moment that will end in the FML moderation machine, so guys, please think about it twice. The warning part being over, we can now make fun of people who screwed up their tattoos! Sometimes it's because of their initial idea (having a cat on your belly, with your belly button representing its asshole), or when the tattoo guy made a big mistake like when some guy ended up with, instead of "I love my mum", a nice hearted "I love my cum". Last chance, before you end up going to a doctor who will burn your skin for 1.000.000$ with a laser. And we're not exaggerating to scare you, today's illustration should do most of the scaring (and funny) part. Guys, let us introduce you to our artist of the day, Noa Liberman-Plashkes!
Noa is 26 years old. She lives in Tel Aviv, Israel with her husband and their pets - a dog and a cat.
She's been a graphic designer and Illustrator for 6 years now. She went to Shenkar College for Design which is one of the biggest colleges in Israel, and studied Illustration for 4 years.
She works part time as a graphic production artist in a Post Production Company who makes most of Israel's TV commercials, and part time as a freelance illustrator, creating illustrations for animation design, magazines and various print publications.
Ah, we feel like we're repeating ourselves, but yes, today's artist loves her job, and she wishes she could do freelance work all the time, she loves working in Post Production as it's pretty interesting. She wishes she could learn how to model in 3D, and brushes up her animation skills whenever possible but she just doesn't have the time. It's a hard life.
Some Projects she's working on at the moment: Animation Design for stories for the children site Speakaboos and the animation portal Aniboom, doing a weekly illustration spot in a green living section of an Israeli paper, and lots more. It comes and goes.
Noa doesn't run a blog (not an English language one, at least), she prefers using micro-blogging social networks like twitter, which steals most of her free time (seriously, ours too), but she does own a DA account and a website, that you'll find linked at the end of this article. She created her website a couple of years ago because she wanted something a bit more personal than showcasing her work on flickr.
What do she likes? Music, and lots of it, she loves Indie Rock, New Wave, Electro, Breakbeat and the like. She loves reading and tries to finish a book a week. She just finished reading Philip Pullman's series "His Dark Materials" for the second time and she recommends it (as soon as we'll finish Tinkerbell's biography we promise, we will read it). She loves Sci-Fi and Fantasy books and movies. She doesn't watch lots of TV other than House M.D, and Buffy the Vampire. She loves animals as well, she used to work in a pet store when she was a student. This job gave her lots of FML tales, sadly, none of them got through the moderation stage. Other than that, she spends most of her time online, reading blogs and design sites, and tries to draw for fun when she has some spare time!
"-Last question before we let you go off to eat puppets while dancing to Buffy's soundtrack, why did you choose this story?
-I chose this FML because It made me laugh. Back in the day I had a good friend who ran a tattoo parlor, which had to deal with many customers with bad tattoo ideas, and couldn't do a thing about it. The unicorn idea comes from a Perry Bible Fellowship I read a while ago. It's a great comics strip, BTW...
-Unicorn, yami. And why did you decided to take a part in this amazing FML illustration section adventure?
-I decided to send an illustration to FML because I love this site. I read it daily via my pda before I go to sleep. I don't know why, but It helps me fall asleep a lot easier. That's all what I have to say."
That's all we needed to know. Thank you Noa for your great illustration, may the power of the unicorn be with you!
If you want to be the next published artist, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org which starts with a hello and ends with a goodbye, including your name, age, and a link to your website/blog. If you don't have one, attach some of your drawings. But DON'T send your illustration right away! You need first to get in touch with Alice, who will tell you what you have to do!