what is going on here

i am getting these big ugly dark triangles on my textures : http://us.f1f.yahoofs.com/users/22ece76b/bc/pix/__hr_untitled+1.jpg?bfeK4c_Ap6NdTZRx

what is going on?

Good question, your link dosent work for me and I am to lazy to fix it.

this link might work better : http://albums.photo.epson.com/j/ViewPhoto?u=4152499&a=30885035&p=65063483&f=0

How is the mesh the texture is applied to constructed?

Looks like some of your normals are inverted. Remember, vertex ordering matters (make sure all triangles are clockwise or counterclockwise, I consider clockwise to be the safest)