Portrait of David showing his tattoos upper arms: Comedy and Tragedy Masks, and on lower right arm : Raven.
David Powers, "Thematically I have, at this point, three major connected pieces. My back piece, which is of Icarus, the comedy and tragedy masks on my upper arms, and the raven sleeve. All of them are loosely related in theme (pride, striving, the impermanence of life and the importance of viewpoints). The raven is (thematically) a Native American interpretation, and represents the helpful trickster. In this case, it's based on a story where Raven steals the moon, sun, and stars from a chief and spreads them into the world."