Local guy’s comic strip arm tattoo is famous

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SAN DIEGO — A local man’s arm is now famous world-wide thanks to his comic strip tattoo.

Patrick Yurick got the tattoo a few months ago. It features four empty boxes so he’s able to use an ink pin to fill in the story-line anytime he wants.

“I’ve always wanted a tattoo and then the Groupon just popped up in my inbox and I was like, ‘Wow that’s really cheap,’” said Yurick.  “I dragged my heels for months until it was about to expire and came up with this idea at the last minute.”


Yurick has been uploading pictures of his arm art online and the web comic recently went viral.

“It’s just a creative idea,” said Yurick when asked why his art is getting so much attention.

He said he spends about 20 minutes a day on his arm art which he then washes off after snapping a picture of it. He uses friends, the media and even his dog Timmy for inspiration.

“I try not to think too hard about what I’m going to do because I end up spending the day on this disposable art form,” said Yurick.

The Old Town resident said he is still trying to decide what to ultimately do with the pictures he’s collecting but he’s considering making a coffee table book.  Yurick said he hopes his comics inspire others.

“I really hope that people get excited about making comics. A lot of people, especially new comic creators and young comic creators, think that comic books should only take the form of a book,” he said.  “I want people to take away that they can come in lots of forms of shapes and sizes.”

The pictures of Yurick’s art are taken by local photographer David Difuntorum.


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