Former Auburn standout Lee Ziemba has always worn his Auburn heart on his sleeve. Now the War Eagle Warrior is adding the Auburn Creed, Samford Hall, and pretty much every Auburn icon you can imagine with a half-sleeve Auburn tattoo that is being inked by Leah Farrow, an artist at local tattoo parlor Shenanigans.
Farrow started the work Thursday and says that as of Saturday afternoon Ziemba is about nine hours into what will likely be a 30 hour job.
In addition to Samford Hall and his national championship ring, Ziemba’s arm will feature likenesses of Jordan-Hare Stadium and even the Toomer’s Oaks.
“It’s hard to see now, it’s still kind of an outline,” Farrow says, “but the outlines behind the Auburn Creed and those banners weaving in and out are the branches of the trees.”
“We have a lot of work to do. We haven’t started on the field on the inside of his arm yet.”
Farrow says Ziemba is planning several more trips to Auburn in the coming weeks in order to have the tattoo finished by the start of the Carolina Panthers’ Training Camp.
And don’t think they got a head start with the interlocking AU tattoo Ziemba has sported for a few years.
“He had it there, but it looked really crappy so I fixed it for him,” Farrow says. “I gave it a double outline and made it look chrome.”
Farrow has also done work on former Auburn players Wes Byrum and Jorrell Bostrom, as well as current players Nosa Eguae and Patrick Miller.
“I think they like being a tattooed by a girl,” Farrow says. “If you have to wait there for hours, you might as well look at a girl.”
Photos courtesy Leah Farrow.
UPDATE: You can find new photos of the tattoo here.
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