Rodney was really open and had asked for something unique with this owl tattoo design. Most of this owl tattoo was free hand, i normally prefer to do most of my work that way. We first started with the owl and some basic shading in the background and foreground mainly in the owl’s head. Second session we focused on the texture bringing the own to life. I always appreciate when someone gives me artistic freedom in a tattoo rather that just doing something already been tattooed. Why have something that’s already been done repeatedly over time especially when the client has specifically asked for something unique. I always prefer to go much darker in my work as i feel over time tattoos generally go lighter and lighter. Had fun doing this, rodney sat great too and really chilled out client.
Grim Reaper Tattoo
Grim reaper tattoo – Dylan choose a grim reaper dark themed tattoo for his first tattoo. To say it was his first tattoo and he was quite young, he was very patient and sensible. We have plans of extending it. Dylan says his first tattoo represents what we all have in common, not being here forever.
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Joe Galloway – Black & Grey Tattoo Sleeve Progression
Black & Grey Tattoo – Sleeve progression. Started this as a cover up at the top then worked our way down adding pieces that Dave had asked for. Some areas of the tattoo are still healing so slightly scabby in some parts. We will be adding more when he returns to the UK. Keeping it all black & grey mainly themed around his family. More about this Tattoo
Japanese Geisha Tattoo Artwork by Louis Santos
I have done this japanese drawing with charcoal and graphite. That japanese geisha tattoo fantasy style drawing is where i am trying to push my art towards. I love doing japanese with a fantasy twist. It is a little daring as i understand japanese culture has rules and a historic background, which i do respect. More about this Tattoo
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Completed this dragon tattoo in two sessions whilst been on holiday in Ibiza, its a piece that will be adding more to and then completed into a sleeve. I couldn’t ever get tired of drawing and tattooing dragons, every dragon to me has its own personality, representing strength and courage. Thanks, Joe