Hi! I've checked your FAQ and answered messages, but didn't see anything about this subject, so I hope you don't mind my asking: How do you feel about people using your (non-commissioned) art for tattoos? I've been wanting an insect tattoo for a while & am absolutely in love with your starbug designs. Is that something you're okay with or would rather people didn't do? Thanks for your time :)
HELLO i’ve been getting messages like this a lot, so hopefully everyone who was interested in getting tattoos of my work will get their answer here.
i actually don’t mind the idea of people tattooing my work on themselves, or even using my work as inspo or a base for a derivative design.
the only time this would be an issue is if:
- it’s art of my characters or concepts that are personal to me
- gift or commission art for another person
- the tattoo artist or person getting the tattoo uses my work and pretends it’s their own original design/ promotes themselves with my work without credit
SO basically, please just toss me a message if you plan to use my work for your tattoo, just to be sure. if it’s just an aesthetic design or drawing i posted for fun like those starbug stickers, i’ll most likely be totally fine with it.
the only other stipulation would be that i definitely wanna see the finished tattoo if you do decide to get it done!