Lighting Up for 'Lost'
Andy Nick jokes about his decision to brand himself with the Looking Glass’s symbol, calling it “a sacrifice the island demanded.” But in actuality, he says, it was more of an experiment than a well-thought out project. His friend, Tom Davis, co-owner and artist at Wells & Co. Custom Tattoo in Vandalia, Ohio, had been looking to try out the latest UV-sensitive ink, but before Nick committed to being a guinea pig, he had to decide, “What would I love to have hidden on my body for all eternity?" The answer, he says, was clear. His tattoo of the Swan hatch pays homage to the “Lockdown” episode in the show’s second season when a mysterious map appears via blacklight. “That scene was unforgettable,” Nick says. Particularly now that he has a tattoo of it. Still, he says, he glad it came out lighter than expected. “I didn't want to go to clubs and blind everyone with my glowing Dharma Tattoo,” he explains.