Yesterday, the great Michael Koschel finished the first part of my new ink. Which is why I can’t use my right arm properly for a few days now.

This snake is a blue pit viper (Trimeresurus insularis). And yes, the colour is accurate. What a beautiful animal! They have a special IR sensing organ that enables them to pinpoint and attack prey in absolute darkness by sensing heat differences as small as a 0.2°C deviation from the background temperature. I also love the look it gives you. Totally my kind of character!