There is little on earth that angers me more than people who lack their own creativity to create their own permanent piece of art, so they have to steal someone else's custom piece.
This is the custom drawn image of a tentacled lotus I have tattooed around the back of my neck. It was drawn for me by a very dear friend, the meaning behind it is incredibly personal, and I searched for a VERY long time before I found an artist I was comfortable enough around to have it tattooed.
The finished result is a piece I truly cherish + love to death- this is an image taken freshly after the piece was finished, around 1-2 years ago.
Today, this image popped up in my newsfeed, and had me shaking with rage. My beautiful, perfect tentacle lotus has been stolen and absolutely BUTCHERED and turned into a tramp stamp!
Absolutely no persmission was asked of me OR the artist who drew this piece, so naturally, we're fuming. While I am all for inspiration, I do NOT support theft!
I sent a polite enough message kind of asking what was up with the blatant theft of something so personal and dear to me, and I got blocked and deleted!
This is a comparison of the two pieces, the top being the awful copy and the bottom being the original drawing I had drawn for me.
So, this is my blog, and I will name and shame people too gutless to even ask if was okay to use my tattoo as a reference. Holly, you really should have just run it by me, instead of running from me.
Grrrrr! Has this happened to anyone else before? I think I need a chai to calm down!