Friend, fellow CT tat-zapper, and all around sick dude TC Williams requested a New Jersey pride tattoo in honor of his home state and his mother, whose favorite lighthouse is the one pictured. Also chosen for the piece were the New Jersey state bird, flower, and tree. I experimented with some visual effects and optical illusions of sorts by incorporating the state outline in foreshortened perspective and made to look 3D, with things overlapping or going behind it. The red glowing spot is TC's home town of Manahawken, right on the 'wooder' ('water' to the rest of us).
By Nick Baxter