Actually - you're right, I haven't done a pirate themed mermaid! I really should - that sounds right up my alley!!! Thank you for the suggestion!
I have my "Shipwreck Mermaid" http://www.strangeling.com/shipwreckmermaid.jpg who is in a shipwreck, and there's a skull, but nothing overtly piratey. And I had a piece called "Spirits of the Deep" that had a mermaid with a skeleton (actually, this icon is from it) but it wasn't overtly piratey either....
I see like a Rocky Shore..night time ...With aPirate (Girl or Boy)..and a mermaid(s) coming up out of the water..clinging to his/her leg..like begging the pirate to join them...I can totally see that in your style!!!*^_^* ..Maybe use your Strangeling character!!??
Oh yes - about a million people are selling them - I just haven't gotten my stock in yet!!!! That's one of my licensed products that just came out. Don't worry - it't not pirated, it's official - but thank you for pointing it out to me!
I should have mine for sale on eBay & my website probably by next week =)