When Michelangelo painted his masterpiece The Creation of Adam onto the Sistine Chapel ceiling he may or may not have realized what a legacy he was leaving in both the spiritual and art world–to say nothing of the tattoo inspirations that would follow centuries later.
Inked in full scale across the back or chest, or with two arms outstretched and fingers touching as they encircle a part of the body, there are many ways to depict this stirring tribute to the Creation story.
Michelangelo labored for years over his triumphant dedication to God and man, and perhaps you have a similar triumph to commit to the flesh? A birth, a new awakening, or overwhelming achievement can all signify the beginning, the making of a new man. You needn’t be especially religious or even a classical art enthusiast to appreciate the dramatic connection between The Creation of Adam and your own lifelong journey and valuable place in the world.
For those who wish to sit for the full rendering of Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam, the time and trust forged between sitter and tattoo artist will not be forgotten. Similarly, a summarized briefing or detail of the piece can once more bring a timeless addition to one’s personal ensemble. This is a work of tattoo art for the man who has not only experienced an awakening of his own, but values such precious pursuits in others.