BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Brood X cicadas present up for a couple of weeks as soon as each 17 years, however these little guys will likely be sticking round for much longer than that. We’re speaking about cicada tattoos.
Invoice Stevenson has been crafting these cicada tattoos on the arms of Marylanders over the previous few weeks at his Remington-based studio, Waverly Tattoo Co., as many put together to welcome them.
“Again in February, I got here up with the thought to form of make a design and throw it out on this planet and see if individuals favored it as a result of again in 2004, I’d made a lot of them,” he stated.
And folks do like them.
He’s already made greater than 100 cicadas and has loads of requests for extra.
Ashley Jacinto of Catonsville obtained hers on Wednesday to doc their emergence.
“You understand, the cicadas are form of a factor that we’re all doing collectively. That’s form of like a bizarre, optimistic factor,” she stated.
Stevenson even has had some repeat prospects who obtained cicada tattoos the final time they have been right here in 2004 and have come again for one more one.
However this time round, he’s seen much more curiosity and says their timing with the ending of the Covid-19 pandemic could have one thing to do with it.
“We’re all fascinated with change, and we’re all fascinated with transformation. And we’re all fascinated with how we’re going to reside the remainder of our lives, and I feel it’s form of simple,” he stated. “Possibly it’s a bit of bit simpler to come back in right here and get a bit of tattoo signifying that.”
Stevenson is taking appointments on Instagram the place he’ll be glad to set you up and provide you with your very personal little cicada.
“We’ve all been by way of rather a lot within the final 12 months. Why not? Get a cicada,” he stated.