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.

 

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

 

mandala sleeve by Joe

Completed Laura’s half mandala sleeve. done over 4 sessions. we started off by doing the main shoulder piece and then added the rest, all of the background and in between the mandalas was done free hand. Was super fun piece and i thank her for giving me a lot of freedom especially with the background. I wanted to make sure it all flowed well and so we could continue the sleeve in the future if she wishes. thanks for looking ^_^