Gaze upon the winning design for Justin Vernon’s Northern Exposure tattoo

Gaze upon the winning design for Justin Vernon’s Northern Exposure tattoo

Ever since it was announced that Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon was asking fans to design his Northern Exposure-themed tattoo, the world has been waiting with bated, woodland-creature-scented breath. Could Vernon’s fans ever hope to capture the essence of his beloved ’90s TV show in a way that measured up to his intense fandom? (He named his record label after movie-obsessed character Ed Chigliak, after all.) Would Vernon choose something tasteful and ornate, or possibly stick with a caricature of Rob Morrow riding a moose just to fuck with us? Thankfully, the wait is over: Vernon has selected a lovely design by Italian artist and designer Giulio Rossi, which beat out 59 entries by 26 other designers. Rossi will walk away with a cool $299 prize, and the knowledge that his design will forever decorate the body of Vernon, along with that dreamy Wisconsin tattoo on his clavicle.