Jack - tattoo arms

Jack - tattoo arms - Mass Effect 2 - Jack
Jack is pretty much topless and covered in tattoos. I thought this would be a challenging project, considering I've never done extensive painting on a cosplay before.

I drafted a bodysuit, and used it as a pattern so I could cut the pieces and paint it flat instead of try to paint it on a mannequin or a model who doesn't have time to stand around for hours. I pinned the fabric to a piece of insulation foam to keep it taught, and traced her tattoos onto it.

Much, MUCH thanks to C.c member JXIII for his priceless images of her tattoos - it saved me so much time when figuring out what was going on! I just blew up his images to the correct size, printed it out, taped it together, and traced it with Sakura Micron pens. The scars are done with flesh colored puffy paint (painted on, not just straight from the tube) and painted to match the reference.

Comments: 12

Shinigami Walter posted on 05-26-2011 at 08:17 PM:

thats interesting, the left arm looks like Sheppard's skeleton from the opening
badass work

Iloon posted on 11-22-2010 at 10:48 AM:

Howly crap!! Really nice job, looks so realistic! Must have taken for ever *.*

Dust Bunny posted on 08-02-2010 at 10:38 AM:

Wow, these look awesome. I'm really interested in how this will turn out.

HezaChan posted on 07-31-2010 at 04:14 PM:

flippin AMAZING!! I can't wait to see this done. YOU ARE A GOD

Liquidfire3 posted on 07-29-2010 at 10:23 PM:

OMG, pleeeeease tell me you are wearing this to GenCON!!!! DD

Jia Jem replied on 07-30-2010 at 02:45 AM:

I really, really hope so! I will be there... so I will be pushing for it!

Liquidfire3 replied on 07-30-2010 at 02:42 PM:

OMG YAYNESS! Too bad I'm not doing any ME cosplays this year, but I will be there as Zero Suit Samus!

hmwsg x posted on 07-29-2010 at 10:16 PM:

okay, this is insane. I seriously thought you posted JXIII's screenshot. Your costume is going to be so much win!

Trillian-Z posted on 07-29-2010 at 03:06 PM:

Awesome! I'm excited to see how this is going to turn out

fightstar posted on 07-29-2010 at 01:53 PM:

I always knew you where cleaver, but DANG GRRRLL!!

Tatterhood posted on 07-29-2010 at 01:00 PM:


Kaitou_voler posted on 07-29-2010 at 12:51 PM:

Wow...that's so cool!

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Jia Jem

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Character Jack
Series Mass Effect 2
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Upload Date 07-29-2010

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