sugar & spikes tattoo feature: new york comic con 2012

October 19, 2012

More than 115,000 comic book lovers flocked to the Jacob Javits Center last weekend for the 2012 edition of New York Comic Con. If you have never gone before, then you are missing out! It’s something you’d have to experience for yourself. NYCC goes beyond being the mecca for all things comics. From playing the newest video games on the market to buying some serious sci-fi memorabilia, NYCC has it all to delight your inner geek. As you seen with this week’s Tattoo of the Week, as one AP reader affectionately named, “Chocolate Bane”, attendees love to show off their dedication to the Con by dressing up as their favorite characters from a beloved comic, TV show or movie. Others like to take their fandom further via ink. One special NYCC attendee got to show off her tattoo of her favorite zombie killing AMC show to the actual stars of the hit series!

At the Walking Dead panel, the stars of the show give fans a taste of what goes on during the making of the show and offer commentary on specific episodes. You can tell the reason why this post apocalyptic show feels so believable is because of the chemistry the casts has with each other. The storylines are engaging and the characters are relatable. Not hard to see why the series creates hardcore fans.

There is a point where they take questions from the audience. One girl steps forward to tell the cast about her mother’s leg tattoo. The artwork captures some scenes and characters of the show in the first season. The girl then asks Andrew Lincoln (Rick) if he could take a look at her mom’s tattoo and share his thoughts. Excited and eager to check it out, he leaps off the stage and calls the mother forward. After an examination, he approved with a huge hug. He was then joined by fellow castmate, Norman Reedus (Daryl) who took photos next to the Mom’s leg covered with the most insanely detailed Walking Dead tattoo. Now that’s devotion!

Words by Mika Kenyah
CEO of Sugar & Spikes

Tattoo photos by Heidi Alana
Event photo by David Lohr