This was one of my first sleeves i had started as a tattoo artist, i learned alot doing this piece and i thank Matt for this dedication and commitment as a client. Really fun piece to work on and matt was really relaxed each session we had and gave me alot of freedom on the tattoo also. I look forward to adding more in the future on him and enjoyed listening to his travel stories! Please follow me on instagram @incognetojoe
had the pleasure of tattooing Gundia from china over the past couple of months. He came to me wanting a Chinese style dragon quarter sleeve. Chinese style tattoos i find are slightly more lose than a tradition Japanese tattoo. Both styles in my eyes look amazing tattooed and healed even after many years. Each session he sat amazingly well and never complained once! I hope to see him one day when I go visit mainland china 🙂 thanks , Joe
Lilly had first came for a consultation to discuss covering her old tattoo which was some script on her arm. Originally we went for roses but then Lilly had a change of mind and we booked again for another session. I cant stress enough how important it is for the client to be 100% with the image they want, I would rather re book and spend time planning a little and drawing a new piece rather than a list minute job, it was a tricky coverup because of the size and scale Lilly wanted the flower and how much we could use to cover the old tattoo. But I came up with a final design for her and everything went smoothly in the end, and the sun flower tattoo came out like i imagined . feeling grateful 🙂 @incognetojoe
Sophie came to me with a tattoo she wanted covering up with a skull designs, I couldn’t really use a full skull because I needed to use the darkest area of the skull and largest (this been the open skull mouth). So i came up with an idea to use the top half of the skulls jaw to cover up the star. We will be adding a rose to this piece also. skulls are always super fun and organic to do, most of the the time i don’t look at much reference i just use my own shapes and textures. @artofgallo
I have had the pleasure of people asking me to do some really nice pieces that mean alot to me as well as the client because i too had similar experiences when growing up to they have in there tattoos. Adam gave me the idea of incorporating two dragons from different anime shows into one sleeve. So far we have done all of the background work and now started shading the body of shenron (dragon ball Z) and haku(spirited away). Really enjoying the piece as i put alot of time into the drawing and gave my own influence on the sleeve mainly a Japanese look.
Looking forward to our next session which will mainly be scale work on shenron, i normally leave the faces until last as I want to put alot of detail into them whilst keeping the body less saturated ^_^ I too recently just got back into watching dragon ball Z after stopping after the majin buu saga for some reason, and also the super shows too!
here is the progress thus far! Joe. Please follow me @artofgallo