dragon coverup by Joe

done over multiple sitting with martin, was a huge tribal coverup, rather than going darker with the background on this piece i had to make sure we balanced the dragons contrast so it stood out and covered up the tribal well. Really happy that we managed to cover up all the black and still make give the dragon detail and texture whilst keeping the simplicity on the scales.

 

I always try to push each dragon i do to the next level, I know that level of detail i want whilst balancing it with simplicity, you can texture every area of the tattoo, I believe in laying down how you envision the subject your tattooing/drawing, but also making sure its clear and going to last the client a lifetime.

 

samurai dagger by Joe

Something that i had drawn as flash was took by one of my existing clients, was super fun to tattoo! always fun to do smaller pieces as im currently working on so many larger scale pieces at the moment. Im hoping to draw up more flash throughout the year in between working on larger scale tattoos, i think drawing flash gives you total freedom into the piece as its purely drawn from yourself rather than someone giving you an idea. Thanks Mike