Blue-throated Macaw

This groovy tattoo done in my signature style focuses on the Blue-throated Macaw.
As you can see (I am assuming) the butterfly shape in the center of the chest is still a sketch. That is because there will be another side to this piece featuring another creature.
Blue-throated Macaw Tattoo by Aarron Laidig

Chest in progress we call that. I’d guess it is about a month old (what is done) at the time of this photo.
Anyways, let’s talk about the Blue-throated Macaw.

There are less than 500 of these sweet ass birds left in the wilds as far as anyone can tell and that is being optimistic.
These guys come from a small area in Bolivia. There wild numbers originally got so small primarily because of the pet trade with most of them being shipped to the USA. Ironically it is probably the captive pet birds being bred that holds the key to this species not becoming another which faces total extinction.

If you are interested in learning more about the Blue-throated Macaw you can get the basics on Wikipedia and a bit more (plus some of the same) on Bird life International.
Couple more to check out and maybe get involved with are The World Parrots Trust and Saving The Blues via the Bird Endowment.

~ by Aarron on June 11, 2016.

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