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Tattoos done that primarily feature shades of blue

groovy octopussy

For your tattoo entertainment… brought to you by me… Cephalopod mollusc of the order Octopoda. Or… a way cool, fun, and groovy octopussy / water / floral / dealio. Either way you want to describe this tattoo I’d make sure you somehow include a word like ‘rad’ or ‘cool’, or ‘awesome’, and maybe even ‘tight’ or something of that sort.
Octopus tattoo by Aarron Laidig
So this tattoo was kinda posted here a long time ago.
You just can’t really see it in the picture because I didn’t focus on it. Needed to post a legit pic too.
If you are interested in the other image I am talking about… Here it is.

Creativity in an arm tattoo

Fun and original stuff here.

creative turquoise tattoo

The basic idea, design elements, and the way the imagery is placed on the arm are all modeled around a fancy carved Brazilian walking stick. You can actually look way back in the page photos HERE and see the tattoo as just line work if you like. The client always had color in mind though, but didn’t know exactly how she wished to go about it. It took a bit of discussion to figure it out. We ended up going with a turquoise inspired background because we thought it would be pretty, have brilliance, and at the same time keep with a feeling of nature and primitiveness in the tattoo. Turned out to be the right choice for sure as I love the overall look of the finished piece.

Mermaid

Mermaid – from the Old English mere (sea), and maid (a girl or young woman). The equivalent term in Old English was merewif. This particular mermaid tattoo is done in a style I would roughly consider Neotraditional American with slightly thinner lines than usual to add a bit more femininity and give room for more detail in the scales.. The art is a re-draw of a client supplied image. The location is on the outer thigh just behind (to the side) of the knee. As a mermaid fun fact I give you this… In 1493 the famed explorer Christopher Columbus reported seeing three “female forms” which “rose high out of the sea.” He noted that the mermaids were not as lovely as represented in fables and art.
Mermaid tattoo in neotraditional traditional tattoo style

True Blue

“True Blue”
This is a kinda traditional / neotraditional piece. The client had a line sketch style pin-up drawing which he supplied for the basic idea. He also sent me a few pics of his gal so I could fiddle with it and make it resemble her more. The rest of the stuff I drew in as to his subject matter preferences, but with free reign as his description was “just make it look cool.” Overall I really liked the layout and look of this finished piece. It fits within the boundaries of traditional Americana tattoo themes, but possesses originality.

true blue pinup tattoo done in neotraditional tattoo style

Pocket compass and roses

A small pocket compass and roses tattoo done in a predominantly blue theme on the inside of a girls forearm.
blues pocket compass tattoo

Though this is in a semi traditional tattoo style, I kept with a much thinner and lighter line for the outer edge, used almost no line inside the tattoo, and didn’t use any blacks for shading. The result is a traditional look, but with a softer/prettier appearance than normally seen in such a style.

This tattoo was from my Port Angeles Tattooing The Blues tattoo project.