this is just my opinion. the guys so called rip off was wrong and clearley cheeky by passing it off with his name emblazened across it . maybe he should of put homage to v. vargas at the bottom would that have helped. he cant win either way . say he had done it line for line . every crisp detail and colour n shading he still would of been dug out. im by no means defending him . but as as another member said it was tattooed well. if a little bit cruder and not much detail hanging off the earlobes. but fk sake people need to lighten up. people are carrying on like hes the son of gaddafi whos just nuked half of the known civilized world. its right a phone call would be cool . but there are many images banded about with much cruder interpretations of what this guys done. surely like celebs that get hacked off being pursued by the paps. they put there selves out there to b photographed and idolised, so must tattoo fans and artists that put there art out on the world wide wait. knowing that there are people wanting the same design line for line or wont take no for an answer. maybe thats when tattooists
shud step in and say no and not be lazy in reproducing great pieces of art. as for some artists being lazy and not wanting to grow creatively. how ironic my posting was deleted saying such things not 3 weeks ago. now anyone for tea?