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 little Rickenbacker tattoo done in their Fireglo finish. This isn’t the best pic, but hopefully one of the last low quality digital shots you will see from me. I am currently waiting for a certain phone to hit the shelves that I plan on getting. No more cruddy cellphone pics from mm dinosaur era phone! Anyways, back to the tattoo… I figured I needed to post something because I have been neglecting this FB page , and this was the last shot I took on my cellphone (about 5 clients ago) so it won the honor of being on Facebook by default. Luckily for me I actually really liked doing this little tattoo. Mostly it was figuring out a nice color blend to emulate the Rickenbacker Fireglow finish that would look good over time. The big thing was getting the look without the yellow tones that actually exist in the finish as I would worry about orange popping out over the years giving a bit to much of a creamsicle appearance through the center. Not attractive. My mix however was achieved without any yellows so it shall not suffer that fate and I think I got the Fireglow look fairly well.
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Sugar is sweet,
And so are you.
So the poem goes, but obviously roses aren’t always red and for that matter I wouldn’t say violets are really blue or even violet.
Red is however the most commonly thought of color for a rose.
Here we have went yellow accented with some soft lavender.
Style = Simple NeoTraditional American with a pinch of Aarron. Location is basically on top of a shoulder towards the neck. Or if you are nerdy like me think between the clavicular head of the pectoralis major and the trapezius cruising into the deltoid.