My first tattoo. Based on work by Chaim Machlev, done by Kristin Lowery at SouthSeas Tattoo - Imgur http://is.gd/JAYcHW
excerpt from official ‘Akira’ artbook
The conceptual aim of this portrait series is two-fold: Trying to uncover and break the stereotypes placed upon the arab male, and providing an alternative visual representation of that identity. Secondly, it is a celebration of their sensual beauty, an unexplored aspect of the identity of the contemporary Arab man, on the cusp of change in a society that reveres an out-dated form of hyper-masculinity.