Over the years I’ve been contacted by a few different people interested in licensing one of my illustrations for a tattoo. Most recently, John Conn, an Air Traffic Controller for the United States Air Force, wanted to incorporate my illustration of a timber rattlesnake into his “Don’t Tread on Me” tattoo (on his calf).

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John Conn's "Don't Tread on Me" tattoo

timber rattlesnake

yellow phase, Crotalus horridus horridus © Emily S. Damstra

Several years ago, a woman licensed my pen-and-ink blastoid illustration for an arm tattoo. Kat Marie Moya inked the tattoo.

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fossil blastoid illustration as tattoo


Mississippian-age blastoid Pentremites godoni © Emily S. Damstra

It makes me happy when folks like my illustrations enough to wear one on their skin!



You are a very talented artist Emily. I’ve actually told a few of my friends about your website after they remarked how much they like the tattoo. Thanks again!

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