vanessa ruiz heart illustration tattoo

Tattoo by Terri at the Army Navy Tattoo in Newport News, VA.


vanessa ruiz heart illustration tattoo anthony


vanessa ruiz heart illustration

Every once in a while, as an artist, your work can make an unexpected positive impression on a viewer, so much so that they desire your work to become a permanent part of their body.  I had that experience recently, when a reader of Street Anatomy asked me a while back to use an anatomical heart illustration I did in grad school, for a tattoo on his chest.

His name is Anthony and he is a biology undergrad who is applying to medical school.  Anthony actually got the tattoo the same day as his MCAT!  He hopes to someday specialize in interventional radiology, cardiology, or neurology.

I wish him the best of luck and am honored to have a piece of my art as a permanent part of his body!