I never said I was the original artist. I said I was the REAL artist who did the tattoo. My client brought me this image and wanted it tattooed so I did it. When some one wants a Winnie the Pooh tattoo we don't call up Disney and ask permission. And I was an artist in the Comics industry for many years before beginning my tattoo career so I have respect for my fellow artists but they didn't don't do the tattoos! Unfortunately tattoo artist have to reproduce stuff like this all the time. We'd RATHER do our own stuff but that's up to the client. I am ONLY taking credit for the tattoo... Nothing else so SHUT THE HELL UP!
Until today I had no idea who painted the original. Millions of people go into tattoo shops everyday and get stuff like this tattooed on them and most of the time neither the tattoo artist OR the client know who the original artist is. This is common practice that you will NEVER stop. However, lets start this over so you people will quit whining.