Prince, Replacements, & First Avenue tattooed on St. Paul man

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Here's part of the design inked by Minneapolis' Twilight Tattoo artist Shane Wallin.
It's one thing to talk about Minnesota pride, but it's another altogether to ink it permanently to your torso. St. Paul resident Sean Kelsey is the new champion in that department with an Ork Poster-esque tribute to many of our local cultural landmarks and heroes that he can show to his friends once the temperature rises to a comfortable range that might not eat the flesh right off of him. Anyhow, Prince & the Revolution, the Replacements, Mint Condition, Bob Dylan, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, and our venerable rock club First Avenue all were deemed worthy enough for inclusion in Peter Bekke's design for Burlesque Design in the shape of the North Star State. See the full tattoo below.
Fortunately, the troubled Original 7ven didn't make the cut. "This is the first time I've ever seen anything that I designed become a tattoo, so needless to say I was blown away," Bekke writes.
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Somehow, City Pages was not included in this design, but the all-important "Ramsey County" signifier made it in. There are a few radio stations, TV anchors, and mosquitoes we would've included too, but this is still very cool.

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Robert
Robert

He included Louie Anderson but not MST3K?  What kind of hipster is that?

Dannyzippers
Dannyzippers

I must say that after living abroad for 10 years, I came back to find a new, strange subculture in the U.S. that included tight jeans, clunky glasses, fixed-gear bicycles and state-themed tattoos. My local friends told me that these attention-starved people were called "hipsters." A tattoo like this one is part of the definition of these beardos.  

Swee2th
Swee2th

Epic headline fail. It doesn't do justice in the least.

Swee2th
Swee2th

Dude, I was going to talk shit like Portlandia, but this is a sweet tat. Hey Portlandia...it's spelled narcissism. You're on a computer. Do a spell check for Christ's sake.

Portlandia
Portlandia

Idiotic Hipster...look at me! look at me! Narsassism...

Swee2th
Swee2th

Notice how few of the names he has on him qualify as even remotely hipster. I think calling out someone with a cool tat without seeing their face or knowing them is narcissistic. Plus if you're from Portland, that's pretty frickin' hipster, too. 

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