A man who lost an arm in a freak accident has had his stump transformed by a tattoo artist into the head of a dolphin.
Heine Braeck, 33, hated his stump, caused by a childhood accident on a train track. The Norwegian realised the shape of his stump was identical to a dolphin’s head. So he asked Bulgarian artist Valio Ska to turn the stump into a 3D tattoo, with amazing results. Valio spent over three hours on the meticulous ink job.
Heine said: “When I was 13 I tried to take a shortcut across the top of a stationary train which started moving. “I lost my balance and grabbed hold of the wire that powers the train and got fried. “The first thing I saw after surgery was how much my arm was shaped like a dolphin’s head. “I finally decided to do something about it and got in touch with Valio and arranged to have the tattoo done. “My friends think it is awesome and I love it because I don’t have to look at a tired old stump anymore.”
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