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I was thinking, and then Richard confirmed... As far as we know, he got one of the first rose morphs on the back of his thigh, a piece by Ed Hardy, it's a design that he saw that was in a slide show he saw back in 1992... It hung for years in the shop, and no one ever got it... He was "amazed" no one had gotten the piece yet... And they actually didn't call it a morph, the term they first used was, "HYBRID"... It's a Panther-Rose... It can be seen in the book, Tattooing the Invisible Man.

It's one of Richards favorite tattoos.

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Ed Hardy on Richard Stell.... I begged for a picture. Worth it.

I feel like anything I could write here wouldn't do justice for how awesome that design is...

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I was thinking, and then Richard confirmed... As far as we know, he got one of the first rose morphs on the back of his thigh, a piece by Ed Hardy, it's a design that he saw that was in a slide show he saw back in 1992... It hung for years in the shop, and no one ever got it... He was "amazed" no one had gotten the piece yet... And they actually didn't call it a morph, the term they first used was, "HYBRID"... It's a Panther-Rose... It can be seen in the book, Tattooing the Invisible Man.

It's one of Richards favorite tattoos.

Goddamn. The beginning and the end! Thread closed! Thanks for posting the picture Jennifer.

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I was thinking, and then Richard confirmed... As far as we know, he got one of the first rose morphs on the back of his thigh, a piece by Ed Hardy, it's a design that he saw that was in a slide show he saw back in 1992... It hung for years in the shop, and no one ever got it... He was "amazed" no one had gotten the piece yet... And they actually didn't call it a morph, the term they first used was, "HYBRID"... It's a Panther-Rose... It can be seen in the book, Tattooing the Invisible Man.

It's one of Richards favorite tattoos.

Jennifer, I met Richard in 2007 at Nick Ley's shop, he kind of explained that story with me when he was traveling with Oliver. He actually tattooed a rose morph like the one he got form hardy on top of my forearm, probably my fav tattoos, and has been since I've gotten it. Thanks for the refresh, I've seen the book, one of my fav books out there!

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I've never heard of rose morphs until now (probably because I just got my first tattoo last night) but they look sweet, definitely something to look into deeper.

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