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Think Before You Ink: The Scream

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Welcome to Think Before You Ink, a new series where we show the worst of the worst when it comes to tattoos based off of famous works of art.  We’re here to remind you that art is to be created, not replicated–especially if it will forever be on your body.

This week we have The Scream by Edvard Munch housed in the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo in Oslo, Norway.

We’ve all seen this painting, at least in parody form, popping up everywhere in pop culture.  The original painting’s texture nuances it in a way that’s spooky and has a hellish or at least evil/supernatural vibe.  Unfortunately, you can’t always get the affects of a paintbrush with a needle. Let’s take a look

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First we have a straight up surprised Voldemort emoji

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“Hey are you familiar that painting The Scream?” “No, but I’ve seen the Home Alone poster. Want me to base it off that?”

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“Hey, are you familiar with that painting The Scream?” “No, but I’ve seen the tattoo of it based off of the Home Alone poster.”

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It’s like when people keeping layering on Instagram filters.

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The guy in this tattoo is screaming because of how horrible this placement is.

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Also the coloring is pretty bad.  So much for the clouds of blood :/

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Okay, I’m going to be honest with you guys.  This whole post exists so I can show you this last tattoo, and this last tattoo comes with a very important lesson.  Gather ‘round, kids.

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See this tattoo?  Stop it.  I don’t know where this trend came from of tattooing art/Batman hybrids, but it’s an insult to art and to Batman and it needs to stop right now. I’m screaming because I cannot deal.

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That’s it for this week folks, and remember: leave the masterpieces to the masters. (And NEVER mix art and Batman.)

By: Maya

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Maya Jacobson

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