Tattoo of the Month: September 2009

Published on September 10th, 2009


Do you enjoy getting tattoos? do you a have cool comic book base ink that you would like to show the world? As a special feature here at Comic Impact, every month we talk with a fan of tattoos and comics. We’ll ask them why they got a part of comic book history ink displayed on their skin for all eternity!

This month we got Andy Martinez  who has The cover of  The Incredible Hulk #181. first full appearance of Wolverine. by Len Wein and Herb Trimpe.I can tell you as someone who has seven Tattoo my self that is one of the best Tattoo. I have saw in my life time.

1. What is your name ? Andy Martinez

2. How old are you and where do you live ?
36 – Las Vegas

3. Do you read comics and if so what do you like to read ? Yeah I read…Deadpool, Older X-Men, Walking Dead, Wormwood Gentlemen Corpse, Powergirl

4. Do you have any favorite artists or writers ? Writers:  Mark Millar,  Garth Ennis, Chris Claremont   Artist:  Frank Cho, Simon Bisley, Adam Hughes, Dale Keown and Ben Templesmith

5. So what got you into tattoos ? A friend of mine asked me to help him buy a Tattoo Shop.  I did and have worked with him off and on over the years.  He does the Tattoos and I helped with the Business side.

6. What is your comic book tattoo ? It’s is an exact replication of The Incredible Hulk #181


7. What made you want to get that as your tattoo ? When I was a kid I had a Marvel Comics Calendar and it showed when certain comics came out.  Wolverine came out on my Birthday and I liked him ever since.  I always wanted a Wolverine Tattoo, but could never decide on an image.  I had a graded 9.6 Hulk 181 that was a treasure of my collection and my friend was like “You should put that on your arm!”  I was like “Yeah, that’s it!”

8. How long did it take ? A total of 37 hours.  Over a 4 Month period.

9. Where did you get it done ?
Hypnotic Inks Tattoos – 3855 N. Las Vegas Blvd.

10. Have you ever met any of the artists or writers whose work your tattoo is based on ? Nope…I was suppose to meet Herb Trimpe at a special meet and greet this past year, but unfortunately he didn’t make it.  They did take pictures to show him.  John Romita Sr. and Jr.  were there and they were pretty excited by it.

11. Do people know about your comic book tattoo ?
Some people do.  I now work in a professional setting where most of my work is covered.

12. What is the funniest thing that has happened to you when someone saw it ? Most people are pretty amazed.  I have had a few celebs take pictures,  Rosario Dawson, Brian Posehn, Seth Green.

13. Are you hoping to get more comic book ink ? I do have the cover of Pitt #1 on my other arm, but future work is a Simon Bizley piece for my back and possibly an Army of Darkness image by J Scott Campbell.

14. What do you like to do when you’re not getting tattoos- such as where do you work and what kind of music do you like ? Anything else you want to tell us ? I work in Human Resources as a Training Specialist so I like being in front of people.  I was a professional magician for about 6 years, but now that’s just a hobby.  I love hanging with my brood (3 boys under 7)  and my “amazing” wife.   I love Dexter (Books & Show), movies and all types of music.  If your ever in Vegas come by my boy Nilson’s tattoo shop.

15. Great do you have a website or a myspace ? No I don’t, but check out more of my tattoo’s on my buddy’s Website:

Would you like to be featured as the Tattoo of the Month? Drop us a line!We would love to hear from you. Remember: We will be posting a new tattoo on the 10th of every month!

Simon Daoudi