Monday, March 28, 2011

Body Suit

Finally made it back below the belt.  Kind of been holding off on this for a while, but I was feeling my oats that day so we broke out some pens and got a nice piece done.  
I usually try not to have a set plan for that days work on a larger project...just hop in on whatever I'm feeling right then.  Seems to work out well just going with your current mental state and not over plan or force ideas and work out that might not be ready yet...


Finished up the newest one on the back of the arm.  Not quite as wild as the spotted one on the inner arm, but consistent with the color scheme and they work well together.
Might add a bud in that open spot above it next time and then bring up all the water from the lower arm to go behind and around the flowers...

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Hagoromo Tennyo

Shortish session of tattooing.  Wanted to give her a preview of some of the future detail/pattern work.  Drew on this pattern on the outer border of the lower robe.  Still need to finish the color but I feel like it's already starting to add a cool new dimension...

Mr. Natural

Got to start a piece by one of my favorite artists, Robert Crumb.  Mr. Natural is a character he created that is a hippie/monk like guy who has renounced the material world and wanders about filled with great nuggets of wisdom.  
Totally into the aesthetic and vibe of this piece.  The original is a loose pen drawing and we'll be filling in a lot of the double lines a more solid black.
Here is his other arm we just finished (I'm loving his image selections so far, very cohesive feeling and the tie dye really brings it all together...)


This is gonna be a big one...
He's been collecting tattoos on this leg from a few different folks over the years and in the past we've talked about doing a large phoenix on the whole leg that sort of ties everything together.
This first session we got the main body outlined (which he did very well with considering we visited the back of the knee, side of the knee and under the cheek).
Next session or two is all about adding on all the tail feathers.  We'll draw them on to fit well with the leg and other tattoos as they plume out of the "butt" area of the bird and cascade down the leg.
Pretty excited about the possibilities...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Suikoden Back Piece

Mostly a red day, but we did get to a little ochre at the end.  Lots of minute type stuff this session, but I loved it.  I think that my mind is well suited to tweaking out on all these small areas of detail.
  I'm really trying to treat this like the print and as they would when printing, use the same standard color palette throughout (same shade of red, dark green light green etc).  The detailed nature of the design is such that you don't really even notice when all is said and done, but there is a very cool uniformity to everything.
His enthusiasm level about the piece is very high and I dig how into the process he his, which gives me a bit of extra motivation...

Kingyo (Japanese Goldfish)

Finally finished up after a shorter third session.  She's been driving down several hours from Oregon, so I was really hoping to finish in two sessions but I couldn't quite do it.  We just had the bottom fish to color, but with all the little air spaces between the lines and color it ended up taking two or more hours. 
I'm very pleased with the results and it sounds like she is too.  Also mentioned the potential for future projects and I'm game.  
For this one she had a solid idea that was totally open to interpretation and sat like a rock (good recipe for success).

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Hagoromo Tennyo

No fancy photo shoot this time...
Finished the dorjes in the lower robe.  Still plenty of color and patterning to go.  Slow and steady wins the race.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Peonies, Rocks and Water

Finished up the outline and got to some shading.  It's always a fun challenge to hook up to older work and make it all look good.  I really try to find a balance between doing the best new work I can while still matching the look of the previous piece.  
Kind of going for a waterfall like motion to the water...keeping it all fairly vertical.  I've tried a variety of different pens to draw on the skin, and lately I've been trying to use only brush pens.  They wipe off a bit easier but really help achieve a flow to the drawing that can't be matched.  Also their impermanence on the skin forces me to work much more fluidly and focused...

Friday, March 11, 2011

Tattoo Design For Women

This lens is about design help for women looking to get a tattoo as well as other helpful tips. I currently work in a studio doing piercings and learning the art of tattooing.

Tattoo designs for women should be something that looks like a work of art to highlight and regal their body�s natural beauty and femme subtleness. That made female flocks to lead fashion revolutions by being the vessel for each era�s tide of trend shifts. Tattoo is among the indelible fashion and meaningful art statements that women skin carries. But unlike clothing items, accessory pieces, or make up, tattoo designs when inked on a woman signifies a lifetime choice. That is the condition with tattoos which make it eternally a source of curiosity about each bearer.
........................Tattoo Design For  Women.....................................

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Super Dog Tattoo Design

Super Dog Tattoo Design

Super DOG !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Evil Snow White Tattoo Design

Evil Snow White Tattoo Design

Little Mermaid Tattoo Design

Little Marmaid Tattoo Design
This Tattoo is Suitable for Little Mermaid Fans

Lipstick Tattoo Design

Lipstick Tattoo Design
Lipstick Tattoo Design For Lipstick Lovers :P

Bird Tattoo Design

Bird Tattoo Design
Bird Tattoo Design on the Back!!!!

Sleeping Tiger - Hidden Tiger Illusion

See the below image carefully and try to find a hidden tiger in it.
Sleeping Tiger - Hidden Tiger Illusion
created by DeviantART user named willustration

Vanessa Paradis can't stand Angelina Jolie

Vanessa Paradis can't stand Angelina Jolie because Angelina constant keep in touch with her partner Johnny Depp .

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�Angelina invited herself to a three day cruise on Johnny�s yacht to celebrate Independence Day this July.

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Drew another one on this arm.  The magenta one above was there already by a previous artist, and we'll be bringing the water up through all of them to tie everything together.
I really enjoy doing these flowers and especially just drawing them on the skin.  My friend Shad from Belgium does beautiful chrysanthemums, and sometimes just tattoos them straight into the skin, with no stencil or drawing at all.  I know there are some Japanese artists that do this as well.
This approach really fascinates me, and I'd be really curious to try it out some time...
Here's the one next to it from a month or so ago...

And here's one from last week.  Small and simple with plenty of white.  
It was going to be a peony, but after some research on her part, she opted for the chrysanthemum instead...

everything cute!

super shades