Fun and original stuff here.
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.
A lotta stuff going on in this one. Click the pick & look close.
The location is the right thigh. All of the stuff going on in this piece was from the clients imagination. The little owl and wizard frog are revamps of existing images she supplied. The war turtle was an existing piece I did a year or so earlier. The rest was mostly bic penned on per her description. The photo was taken at approximately two years healed. My favorite part to do was the little spooky cabin in the far left background and the rolling grass hills.
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.
Gotta love She Hulk.
She is a bad ass green chick to say the least.
and a tad of info for the not so big into comics crowd… She Hulk is the cousin of The Hulk. A lot of people seem to assume she is the girlfriend, but it just ain’t so.