I was a lucky guy in that I was born and raised in in the heart of Washington state’s beautiful Olympic Peninsula. With my home town nestled between the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic mountain range I was always surrounded by nature. If such surroundings can’t inspire a love of art and beauty in a person I don’t know what will. If you have visited the NW corner of Washington I know you understand what I mean. If you haven’t, then you should. It is that simple.
This tattoo is an obvious testament to the clients love of the area.
It was a joy to do and I wish more people would choose to represent the beauty found in nature in such a manner.
A pirate’s life for me…
It may sound funny, but as a little kid one of the reasons I fell in love with tattoos was because I wanted to be a pirate.
Pirates had tattoos and pirates had the # 1 spot on the cool jobs chart in my brain.
I will admit that at age 5 or so I didn’t really understand what pirates really did, but it sure looked fun.
This tattoo here is just a little guy. I think it was like three or maybe four inches tall (don’t recall 100% the exact size) and was done from a client supplied bit of traditional tattoo flash.
Many tattooists don’t dig doing flash. I personally have no problem with it. What I find funny is that most who claim to not dig doing flash art have tons of it in their studios. I currently have not one single design in my place of work to choose from. I do mostly custom stuff drawn by me. I however am happy as a drunken pirate to pirate some oldschool flash art for a clients tattoo. As long as the client brings it in of course.
Is he strong?
He’s got radioactive blood.
Can he swing from a thread
Take a look overhead
There goes the Spiderman.
I hope that tune is stuck in your head all day now. If it is you will have a much funner day than you would have otherwise. If you don’t know the tune you probably can’t appreciate the awesomeness of this sweet Spidey rib-cage piece to the full extent.
Here is how it ends folks…
Whenever there’s a hang up
You’ll find the Spider man.