And here I foolishly thought she had been to LA Ink and they were real tatoos!!!!
We did a LOT of tattoo research believe me. At one point the thought was to actually paint the tattoos on and there was discussion with the same body painter that did the Vanity Fair cover with Demi Moore wearing a suit. But the length of time it takes to apply even painted tattoos was too excessive...Greg had a day to shoot the model so I had convinced the people involved that I could apply the tats after the fact. It's the same technique that I used to do Globe Hands which is on my web site at www.schewephoto.com
The one thing I wasn't prepared to do is the tattoo design. That's why Bert Monroy
came on the team. Bert designed the tattoos to work with the Fibonacci Numbers
of 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 89, 144, etc. based on Fn = Fn-1 + Fn-2. That was the part of the job that made my brain hurt :~)
Here's a small 100% zoom view of the dragon head...