As far as sports tattoos go, this piece of work is just fantastic.
From the free throw line! Done today at @aarhusartconvention #mj #michaeljordan #goat @nba @espn @sportscenter #nba #espn Done using @inkeeze @inkjecta @intenzetattooink @killerinktattoo @dermalizepro @electrumstencilproducts @mithraneedles @thelvxlight @sullenclothing #inkedmag_ #tattoolifemagazine #sullenclothing #tattooartistmagazine #tattooistartmag
A post shared by Steve Butcher (@stevebutchertattoos) on Mar 25, 2016 at 1:42pm PDT
Typically when we hear about sports ink, it usually involves a false championship prediction or a badly sketched logo. But tattoo artist Steve Butcher takes a very different approach -- and it's awesome.
Michael Jordan's 1988 dunk contest performance -- capped off by an astonishing slam from the free throw line, will live forever in the memory of every fan who watched it happen. Of course, happening nearly 30 years ago, photos and video of the milestone jam aren't as crisp as we're accustomed to now.
But this recreation, in the form of a tattoo, comes closer to bringing this moment to life than ever before.
🎬 of this piece I did of @michaeljordan23 s iconic free throw line dunk at the @aarhusartconvention @espn @nba @sportscenter @airjordanlegacy @nikebasketball Done using @inkjecta @inkeeze @intenzetattooink @killerinktattoo @dermalizepro @electrumstencilproducts @mithraneedles @thelvxlight @sullenclothing #tattooistartmag #tattooartistmagazine #sullenclothing #inkedmag_ #tattoolifemagazine #nba #nbatattoo
A post shared by Steve Butcher (@stevebutchertattoos) on Mar 30, 2016 at 1:18pm PDT
The dunk won Jordan the dunk contest over Dominique WIlkins.
It's really incredible. But it's not the first time Butcher has hit it out of the park with sports tattoos.
Whether you're a fan of permanent tattoos or not is one thing, but the astonishing realism behind these is unquestionable.