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Dela Dejavoo
Level 7: 2405 points
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Last Logged In: September 16th, 2015
TEAM: The Disorganised Guerilla War On Boredom and Normality TEAM: Team Shplank TEAM: CGØ TEAM: 0UT TEAM: Team FOEcakes TEAM: VEGGIES FTW! TEAM: Game of Deception TEAM: Public Library Zero TEAM: Team MØXIE! TEAM: Bike BART Psychogeographical Association Rank 3: Cartographer EquivalenZ Rank 3: Protocologist The University of Aesthematics Rank 3: Graffito Biome Rank 1: Hiker Society For Nihilistic Intent And Disruptive Efforts Rank 1: Anti

15 + 165 points

Player Portrait by Dela Dejavoo, auntie matter

July 6th, 2008 10:45 PM

INSTRUCTIONS: Paint a fellow player - we'd really prefer that you use their player photo as your model, though. Any medium/style, but let us know what you end up doing with it.

Dela Dejavoo is a Giant Bat. (I'll call her GB)

And here she is, flying around on her own hip:

You see, I wanted to paint her portrait.
As a giant bat.
I thought it would be best if i could paint her at the same time i was painting her portrait.
But body paint is just too temporary for some things.

Fortunately, GB and i had a recent conversation.

Auntie Matter: GB, It's been a decade since i've given a good stick and poke tattoo to anyone.
GB (looking at one of my self-given stick and pokes from eons ago): They are cute.
AM: I used to give them to my friends. Sometimes inside their mouths.
GB: Would You give me one?
AM: (face lights up) where? what?
GB: hmmm. maybe on my hip.
AM: Are you SURE you want me to disfig. . . i mean, give you a tattoo?
GB: Yes, i would really like that
AM: You do know it's permanent?!
GB: (rolls eyes). Um, yes. I would like you to do it. (we revisited this part for a number of days)

Needless to say, a picture of a bat was the obvious choice for a stick and poke tattoo on GB's hip. It was decided, after much deliberation, I would permanently paint the person known as dela dejavoo with her player portrait of a giant bat.

The proof photos show the whole process.

(Although Auntie Matter would like to point out that the step by step-ish photos are only for the purpose of documentation. She is not suggesting you should go out and give stick and poke tattoos to yourself or anyone else. Especially NOT if you are below the age of consent. There is NOTHING glamorous about stick and pokes and their dubious charms should be reserved for has-beens like herself who have not so much of a bright future to look forward to. There, I told you.)

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bat skeleton
the outline
tools of the trade
first outline
almost there
final view
the verdict
does it match all my outfits?

33 vote(s)

Favorite of:


foecake, chicago

18 comment(s)

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posted by zer0gee on July 6th, 2008 10:51 PM

Um, can I just say HOLY CRAP!!!!1!! That there is dedication, my friends.

FOEcakes certainly do like to just run about getting tattooed, don't they?

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posted by Loki on July 6th, 2008 11:28 PM


Just a few days ago several of us were discussing how surprising it is that nobody had gotten an SF0 tattoo. Now we will have to find something else to sit around and discuss.

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posted by zer0gee on July 6th, 2008 11:40 PM

"Just a few days ago several of us were discussing how surprising it is that nobody had gotten an SF0 tattoo."

Loki, this place is already full of crazy people doing crazy things. Please don't give us any more ideas. :)

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posted by Dela Dejavoo on July 8th, 2008 3:20 PM

to be fair, this isn't the first sf0 tattoo. the praxis involving a previous one hasn't been posted yet, even though the task was completed a month ago.

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posted by susy derkins on July 8th, 2008 4:06 PM

Does anyone remember a praxis in which henna SF0 tatoos were given to strangers in a park? My imagination?

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posted by Sparrows Fall on July 9th, 2008 7:15 AM

Bex v. Dax!

I think. But it was painting.

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posted by KristinawithaK on July 6th, 2008 11:50 PM

I was one of those crazies that was throwing around the idea of an sf0 tatt. Mainly, an sf0 inner lip tattoo (!)

However, I semi-permanently retired for a while and realized that I didn't want to spend bank on a task.

But this is AWESOME!!!

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posted by Lincøln on July 7th, 2008 10:20 AM

Fine point.

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posted by Rainy on July 7th, 2008 8:35 AM

Pretty damn awesome.

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posted by Dax Tran-Caffee on July 7th, 2008 11:14 AM

Cute bat.

I love this method of tattoo! I did it once to somebody else with a sewing needle - not the best idea, but it did make a pretty good thick line :\

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posted by teucer on July 7th, 2008 11:34 AM

That sounds even more painful.

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posted by LittleMonk on July 7th, 2008 12:04 PM

I especially love the photoshopped tank top

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posted by Julian Muffinbot on July 7th, 2008 1:27 PM

that doesn't look like photoshop to me.... it looks like MS Paint!

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posted by Dela Dejavoo on July 7th, 2008 9:11 PM

yes, now I know that if ms. matter could dress me up to her liking, that is what i would be wearing.

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posted by Gremlin on July 7th, 2008 3:19 PM

It's a beautiful image. Nice work.

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posted by Gremlin on July 7th, 2008 3:25 PM

Also, Dela, you should totally document the healing process for TIME HEALS ALL WOUNDS.

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posted by heather galaxy on July 7th, 2008 8:07 PM

I love the dedication of our group to praxis through tattoos. Fucking great.

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posted by Sparrows Fall on July 9th, 2008 7:16 AM

Bats. Kick. Ass.