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Forever Searching For Waldo

August 29th, 2011 by

Once in a while, someone comes along who gets a pretty creative tattoo and even though the tattoo is quite typically not something that I myself would want to have done, I have to give the person who did get it done credit.  This is one of this times.

This past weekend, 22-year-old John Mosley of Norwich, England underwent a massive 24-hour tattoo session on his back courtesy of tattooist Rytch Soddy.  The tattoo is of the well known children’s book character Waldo, from the Where’s Waldo? book series.  If you don’t know who Waldo is, then man, you’ve been missing out and you should head to your nearest library at once to check out some Waldo books.  Seriously.

Can you spot him? The scene featuring 150 people with Wally hidden among them

Anyway, as I said, Mosley had the tattoo done in a 24-hour period, with Soddy stopping for a two-minute rest period once every hour.  The end product is a full back piece with 150 characters.

”The finished result features inch-and-a-half high people in normal dress and historic and fantasy figures like Vikings, pirates, a caveman, cowboys and Star Wars characters. 

As well as the distinctive Norwich skyline, it also includes a pair of UFO flying saucers and a rocket blasting into the sky besides a smiling moon wearing a red and white hat.

Wally is pictured with his distinctive glasses, red and white striped top, bobble hat and blue trousers standing behind three women in bathing costumes.’

In addition to having some one of a kind Waldo art, Mosley’s tattoo raised £2,000 ($3,281USD) for the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital.  Nice one, John and Rytch!

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