I met Jessica and Ricky outside of Penn Station during the last week of April.
I had spotted one of Ricky's four tattoos on his right bicep:
This is, of course, a tattoo based on the great film A Nightmare Before Christmas, with the character Jack Skellington in the foreground and his girlfriend Sally in the background, standing on the recognizable Tim Burton hill.
What's particularly cool about the leering Jack tattoo is that it was inked at the same time as Ricky's girlfriend Jessica's piece:
This tattoo, one of eleven that Jessica sports, is on her right ankle. The design is similar, with the hill in the background, only the roles are reversed.
In the foreground is Sally, and Jack stands in the background.
The two tattoos, a matching set, were customized for the couple that sports them by Sean at Spanky's Tattoo Studio in Camden, New Jersey.
As a fan of The Nightmare Before Christmas, I totally appreciate the representation of the two main characters in ink, and the romantic in me loves the fact that Jessica and Ricky expressed their relationship in this fashion (Full disclosure: my wife and I have matching Jack and Sally coffee mugs).
A Nightmare Before Christmas tattoo has appeared on the blog previously here.
Thanks to Ricky and Jessica for sharing their tattoos with us here on Tattoosday!