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Metal Gear - Naked Snake and a brother's Tattoo by RBF-productions-NL Metal Gear - Naked Snake and a brother's Tattoo by RBF-productions-NL
Well, final piece. Just had a tattoo done on my upper arm. It's Metal Gear inspired but there's a little more behind it.

I used to watch my brother play the original MGS on PSX. We did that alot actually.
My brother is important to me and we wanted to share a tattoo. When my brother saw that I was working on Naked Snake he screamed for the FOX-logo on his arm (well... screamed in his own way...) Anyways, I was all for. Just thought I'd personalize it a bit.

The 2 Snakes form a double helix around the FOX logo. The transparent Snake on the top is spawning "Liquid" water molecules (in 2D format). Next to the DNA bars there's a nucleotide sequence and the Snakes themselves contain our birthdates.

Now, my brother has the opposit one. With the upper Snake being black and the lower being transparent. The one he has, contains corresponding nucleotides to the one on my arm. Next to that, the lower transparent Snake on his arm is spewing water molecules within an ice crystal.... Water molecules in "Solid" form (also drawn out in 2D format).

MGS is based around Big Boss (this costume) and his cloned "sons", Solid Snake and Liquid Snake. The whole theme of gentics, brothers and the past memmories we had with this game made this the ideal theme for a joined tattoo.

When you combine our tattoo's, the Twin Snakes are complete :)

My brother and I are quite alike, yet completly different. That theme is very well adressed through Liquid and Solid. The same, yet opposit.

Ruud, thanks for being my brother :)



Costume and tattoo design ('cept for the FOX logo) made and worn by me.
Picture by Dominique Boer

Costume and picture made without any commercial interest.



Metal Gear Solid, Snake and Fox logo all copyrighted and owned by Kojima productions and Konami.

OH!!! AND SMOKING KILLS!!! AND is quite horrible.... After this shoot, I don;t feel sorry for not smoking at all....
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:iconbeautiful-x-nitemare:
Beautiful-X-Nitemare Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Your cosplay is AMAZING! I fucking LOVE it. :heart: 
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:iconrbf-productions-nl:
RBF-productions-NL Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank!!
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:iconbeautiful-x-nitemare:
Beautiful-X-Nitemare Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! ^-^
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metalgearsnakeeater Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Oh my god. Ohhhh my god.
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:iconrbf-productions-nl:
RBF-productions-NL Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:) :) hope you like it!!
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NekraFylla Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
oh my god, you are so cool! great work, just great, so manfully! just want to kiss you beautiful :D (Big Grin) Hug 
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:iconrbf-productions-nl:
RBF-productions-NL Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ha ha! Thanks!! :)
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SolidSnake684 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That tattoo is sweet! Also, i cannot believe how close this looks to the game. Bravo, because when i first saw it, i thought it was render of MGS 3 Snake on a high end PC. Absolutely stunning, man!
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:iconrbf-productions-nl:
RBF-productions-NL Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great to hear!!!! The tattoo is personal and sharing in the love of MGS!!! Glad you  like it!!!
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GoddessDark Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Oh my god, my myth really exists. Compliments for your cosplay!!! Big Fool Emoji-05 (Pervy Nosebleed) [V2] 
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:iconrbf-productions-nl:
RBF-productions-NL Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ha ha! Thanks!!
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:iconzexiondaisukenojo:
ZexionDaisukenojo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! IT'S SNAKE!!!!
-nosebleed-
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:iconrbf-productions-nl:
RBF-productions-NL Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ha ha ha!
Thanks!
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:iconprincessofduelists:
PrincessOfDuelists Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I Hope I don't sound creepy when I say I'm using this as my phone's lockscreen ;w; I absolutely love it :') <3
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:iconrbf-productions-nl:
RBF-productions-NL Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ha ha ha! No, very flattering actually.
Thanks!
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Arwander Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional Artist
Excellent work ! The true Naked Snake !
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:iconrbf-productions-nl:
RBF-productions-NL Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!! Glad you like it!!
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:iconarwander:
Arwander Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional Artist
I am a fan of Metal Gear, and I hope you'll do Liquid Snake.
Maybe in few month I 'll do Raiden ( MGS2 version ).
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:iconrbf-productions-nl:
RBF-productions-NL Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Who knows :)
He's not very challenging costume wise... Wich makes it less appealing to try somehow. Maybe someday.
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:iconarwander:
Arwander Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional Artist
If you don't do, I'll do ;) But I don't have Snake's physical appearance ;)
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:iconceltilia:
Celtilia Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student General Artist
YOU ARE SNAKE OMFG
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:iconrbf-productions-nl:
RBF-productions-NL Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ha ha ha! Thanks!
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DjTyX10 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I think that the effort you have put in this photo really shows. Its a really almost accurate representation of Naked Snake. I wouldn't be suprised to have seen you be hired by Kojima, even if it was to just do promotional work for one of the metal gear games, kinda like what happen with bioshock infinite. Very nice job :)
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RBF-productions-NL Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!! That would be cool!! :D
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atharvaveda27 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
That's a really sweet tattoo with lots of meaning to it--exactly the kind that makes me want to get one, actually. NICE.
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:iconrbf-productions-nl:
RBF-productions-NL Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:) Thanks!! We are really happy with it!
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CountChristoph Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013   Writer
You make a marvellous Snake, and the Tattoo has a very intriguing Story behind it (and matches the Costume very well) — is there a Date on each Snake, or is it a Coincidence they seem to have 11/01/84 and 11/09/87 etched on them?
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KujoJolyne Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Oh.
My.
God.

*dies*
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WhiteFoxCub Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hnekjnrg I'm sorry but.. those lips :iconinloveplz:

Amazing amazIINGGGGG cosplay.. my gosh. Can't even understand how this perfection is possible X-D
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:iconkaiprincess:
KaiPrincess Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just can't explain how amazing this is!! Wow!
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warhammer58 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
wow dude this is awesome! amazing tat and i love the concept behind it!. Me and my lil bro had a similar upbringing.. i hate to say but i would seriously love to do the same thing you guys did...with your blessing of course lol
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itsthesherf Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Very well done!!!
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:icondovski:
Dovski Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMFG T/////T
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kannah102 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
By the way if they ever do a Metal Gear Solid movie you'd be freaking amazing awesome cosplay!
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RBF-productions-NL Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the compliments!!
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MetalGirlSolid Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Will you be at FirstLook? I SO want to get my picture taken with you!!!

You can recognize me by my Snake and FOXHOUND tatoo :D
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:iconrbf-productions-nl:
RBF-productions-NL Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, most likely, but not as Snake...
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MetalGirlSolid Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Awwww, is there any other way I could meet you with your Snake costume on?

also, you've got a firm grip btw. My shoulder hurt after you pinched it to get me to the side at FirstLook 2012 XD
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RBF-productions-NL Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Seriously? My sincere apologies, usually I make a habit of just... putting my hand on their shoulder without actually moving them and then I just step next to them... Looks like your pushing people around but that would just be mean... Sorry :(
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kannah102 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Wow and here I thought I was the only one to grow up watching my brother play this on the playstation way back when. =} I'm gonna get the foxhound logo tattoo soon!
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ama8o8 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i wish I could make myself look like big boos but sadly im a short asian boy ...cant pull him off :( and hes my favorite character too QQ but anyways you look so much like him in his younger years
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Addicted2Wesker Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student General Artist
It's magnificent how you make yourself look exactly like Snake.
Super, einfach genial! <3
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:iconrbf-productions-nl:
RBF-productions-NL Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so very much!!! :)
I apreciate that!
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Addicted2Wesker Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome!! :D
If you show up at Gamescom 2013 in that cosplay I want a picture with you so I can send it to my cousin to make him jealous because we're both totally into Metal Gear! XD
...if you would make pictures with other... :c ... I wouldn't want to bother you, but it would be kind of cool though o: <3
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RBF-productions-NL Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ha ha ha, that's usually the purpose for attending a con in a costume... :P :D

Don't know about gamescom yet, I'll keep you posted!!
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MetalGirlSolid Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Will you be at FirstLook? I SO want to get my picture taken with you!!!

You can recognize me by my Snake and FOXHOUND tatoo :D
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Addicted2Wesker Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student General Artist
It is?
I kinda felt that for some people it's bothering... XD

Okay, yhay! :D
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decemberdreams Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
i cant believe this is real. I thought it was a CG image because it just looked too perfect. This is amazing! The best cosplay of Big boss i've ever seen!
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:iconrbf-productions-nl:
RBF-productions-NL Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the compliment!!! :)
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Roy-Fan-33 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your makeup skills are scary good. This is just mindbogglingly awesome.
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