One of the coolest aspects of The Climb has always been our main character’s facial tattoos.
Why did she get them? What do they mean?
The reason for their existence isn’t quite what you would expect. Regardless, they play a vital role in the story.
So they had to be awesome.
I’ve written about Alex Rotundo’s brilliant design several times before. I had a fairly specific vision of what I wanted the designs to look like. The tattoos were not meant to be intrusive but had to be prominent on her face. They also had to look good on camera. Alex achieved everything I was looking for and more.
The whole process took a little less than 2 hours to complete. Alex started with a transfer that outlined the tattoos on Alyssa’s face. From there she filled everything in with an alcohol based makeup so the tattoo wouldn’t smudge if it rained or Alyssa rubbed her face. Finally, she finished the whole thing off with ‘something’ (Sorry I don’t remember what it was called) that made the final design incredibly realistic.
The results were amazing on screen.
We were filming a closeup Sunday morning and a slight gust of wind blew her hair back mid-take revealing the entire tattoo.
It looked awesome!
I’m so happy they turned out the way they did.