He got a neat tattoo, all I got was this lousy photo…I neglected to snap multiple photos of this tattoo today at work so I only have this really blurry photo for now. I’m sure he’ll be back sometime and I’ll snap a new picture. I still wanted to share it even though the photo is bad, hopefully you can still tell what’s going on. After looking at it longer, I think I would like to add some clouds to give it some more depth, just a thought.
I did this one on a whim. We were sitting around on a slow day and this gentleman stops in and says he can afford about 2 hours and he wanted a dragon. This is what we came up with. I did my usual freehand marker sketch and got the okay to proceed. 2 hours later this is what came out. It’s really bright and sits nicely on his upper arm (shoulder cap)
U.S. Navy half sleeve done in about 3 sessions (I think). These are photos of the healed tattoo. He had some great photographs of the submarine that is surfacing (bottom center) everything else I just used my imagination.
It’s usually kind of confusing trying to show all the parts of a tattoo that wraps around the body so I’ll explain.
The center of the image is the exterior of the arm (this is how the sleeve is seen most of the time). The skull with the sailor hat (on the left of the image is on the inside of the arm with his head up towards the armpit. The mermaid is on the back (and slightly inside) of the arm.
The client already had the character on his upper back and the design on his lower right side. I was charged with doing a traditional ink-wash style phoenix to cover the entire back. When I took this photo most of the tattoo was healed so you can see a little redness around the spots we just completed.