Angel of Death/Suriel is a character I came up with in 1990. I wrote and illustrated a novella with her as the protagonist (unfortunately, the manuscript, typed on a manual typewriter, disappeared in one of my moves, *argh!*), and she's very much an alter ego and a part of my personal pantheon. She is an aspect of the Egyptian goddess Sekhmet, a fierce protectress and furious destroyer, depending on mood and circumstance.
The linework on this tattoo (and on the pentacle at the base of my spine) was done by of Whole Addiction in Florida, and all of my color work (including the black in my wings) was done by Paul Roe of Washington, D.C.
More Angel of Death images:
TattooAngelFresh (summer 2003)
TattooAngelSketch (February 2002)
The Bone Church
The Bone Church II
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