This may well be the last post here as I plan on moving the blog over to the new website at blackout-tattoo.com. until I get my head around that conundrum you can take a look at the tattoo I made on my new friend Miss Timka yesterday.
Her name is cookie.
And I thought as an added bonus for your eyes I would throw up a sketch for a half sleeve of dragon goodness. This is going to be a little different when it gets tattooed, When it goes up on the new site, you'll see.
I made a candle tattoo on my long time customer Mr pong the other day to fill in a small space that he had left inside his arm bone. his only stipulation with this one was that it must have a city and pink sky background. This is what he got. As always it was a pleasure tattooing him.
In other news, i recently set up a website to act as a sort of portfolio of work. its still a work in progress and will likely go through a few revisions including adding a new blog before its finished, but until then it looks something like this. go check it out
My new client Alan flew in from California wanting to get a tattoo that represented his Chinese heritage, and his Chinese Zodiac sign. I figured what could encapsulate these 2 ideas better than a monkey riding a flaming dragon. I am not sure if this has ever happened in the animal kingdom, but I am betting that if it has it probably looked something like this:
Thanks for coming by Alan, and thanks for sitting like a champ!
Separately, if you want to see some different photos, sketches and other shenanigans you can join the SCSC facebook page >>here<<
I am always grateful when my clients give me freedom to expand their ideas into tattoos that may not originally be what they pictured in their minds, and these 2 were no different. Bino wanted a tattoo to match a piece done on his other arm, and after a brief discussion I was left to my own devices and this is what I came up with.
Alfred on the other hand asked for only one thing, which was roses. I am not sure if he was expecting a severed arm in there too, but that's what he got.
I honestly do think that by giving an artist a bit of freedom you can come out of it with something new and exciting. it's good for you and good for me, and that makes everyone a winner.