One of the most popular gamefish in North America, the Smallmouth Bass, is a hard-fighting, aggressive predator that establishes very easily and quickly wherever it is stocked. Much of the Eastern United States and Eastern Canada have healthy populations of Smallies. Whether you fly fish, chuck plastics, walk stickbaits, or crank lipped baits, smallies are eager biters and give all walks of life a fun day on the water.
I thought that Smallmouth Bass fanatics needed a new spin on bass art. Introducing the smallie skeleton, exclusive to FISHBUM Outfitters branded apparel. Original pencil artwork by Nick Laferriere
Hey Nick, a friend of mine and avid angler sent me your drawing of the smallmouth skeleton asking for me to tattoo it on him. I don’t typically like to directly copy other artist’s work, but your drawing is pretty much the best reference I can find. Would you mind if I do a more traditional tattoo style version of your drawing for my friend’s tattoo? My instagram is mitchbarbertattoos, I am a professional that works in a shop in Oshawa, Ontario.
Hey Mitch, ya man, no problem! Would love to see what you come up with! I always mention to folks to let tat artists create their own version and not do an exact copy. They’re get a better tat that way and the tat artist will be more excited to work on it. Not everyone listens of course. haha. Cheers!