Boardwalk Empire

Steve Buscemi is a fine performer, a man who’s made the most of his unconventional looks and considerable talents to carve out a niche as a beloved character actor. His numerous roles include playing the innocent Donny in The Big Lebowski, the morally compromised Nucky on Boardwalk Empire, and now, thanks to a gallery put together by Tara McGinley at Dangerous Minds, a starring role in your nightmares tonight. Because McGinley, apparently on some sort of dark whim, has assembled a collection of photos of people who have, given a free amount of time, money, and available skin, opted to have Steve Buscemi’s face permanently etched upon their bodies.

Of course, as the gallery makes clear, just getting Steve Buscemi tattooed on your body is no longer sufficiently individualistic; Buscemification has practically become a national trend. Which presumably explains why someone has Buscemi-as-Anakin-Skywalker staring out with wide, alien eyes from their bicep, or a gorgeously angular Nucky Thompson, courtesy of artist Peter Aurisch, hanging out on their arm. Meanwhile, somewhere in America, someone scrolls through a Google Image Search for “character actor,” and, smiling, begins sketching Vincent Schiavelli on their thigh…

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