Some colorful stylized gladiolus which the client requested because both she and her daughter were born in August. Gladiolus are the birth flower (one of) for the month of August.
I went with a soft, barely visible outside the leaves sketch line here because I wished the colors to form the floral shapes rather than the lines. The color selection didn’t lend itself to a zero line tattoo because over time the softening would have made the image blur.
I used what I considered ‘just enough’ soft line to hold it all together over the years to come.
If you are wondering about the background on this one…
The tattoo is on a close friend and the picture was taken at a local market (Country Aire in Port Angeles) which is less than a block from my place of work. I saw the tattoo and thought “photo opportunity” and clicked off a couple shots with my phone. Not sure how entertained she was with me taking pictures of her back while shopping, but I prefer healed tattoo pictures and hadn’t gotten one yet. The tattoo was about three months old at the time of the photo.
If you notice the tattoo on her far right side you can guess she likes floral tattoos. I did that one also, but it was maybe four or five years ago.
An oldie – Cruella de Vil – AKA Cruella De Mon or Cruella D’Enfer who resides in Hell Hall and loves her fur. This particular tattoo was done on my very own cousin who happens to be a huge Disney fan and a major lover of Cruella. This (tattoo) is an oldie with the picture taken a long time after the tattoo was done. I think she had received three or four tattoos between getting this and me thinking to take a pic. That makes it a few years between tattoo and photo. Worry not, her love of Cruella and One Hundred and One Dalmatians has not faltered. It is a classic!