In a digital age, where art have gone digital for many artists, I embrace the advantages digital art has to offer, specially with the busy life we have. Sometimes I still draw traditionally, that’s how i chose to aproch this custom design, I did it with a pen a paper like in the old good days. It took two sessions in total, awesome client too. Tomorrow I’m gonna start on my first day at our new tattoo studio in Leeds, keep an eye for updates on our new studio, thank you!
Black and grey sunflowers done over two sittings. Also covering up some writing luckily was fine lined. First sitting we got the basics down and free handing some background. I wanted the tattoo to have some natural flow which free hand allows. I used a black of black and grey wash and solids. On the last session we used a solid grey and white giving texture to the sunflowers. I was grateful for my client traveling to Leeds for this tattoo.
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Was great to finally finish this Oriental Pagoda dragon tattoo for Rhiannon. I have been tattooing her for a few years now as one of my very first tattoos was done on her ribs. The pagoda is a tiered tower with multiple eaves. Built in traditions originating as stupa in historic Asia and further developed in East Asia. We also wanted to incorporate a dragon into the pagoda almost wrapping around the tower. Rhiannon also has a great interest in Oriental styles and is always great to tattoo. I loved having the dragon wrapping around the top area.
Was really fun doing this black and gray Zeus tattoo for Alex. We did 90% of the tattoo and then he came back to add some small texture. We will be adding more onto this Zeus tattoo once my client decided how he wants to extend the tattoo into a half sleeve. Zeus was the king of the Greek gods who lived on Mount Olympus. He was the god of the sky and thunder. We didn’t add too much white as the skin tone give a lot of natural tones. Thanks for checking out my work. Joe
We have been working on Martins Viking Sleeve, we started with his hands and working to his forearm where this lady warrior is placed. It’s been a pleasure working with Martin, we have a good time in the process, his hands needed touching up, however he came back, stuck with me through thick and thin, and now he’s happy with the end result, thank you Martin.
It’s a great experience when a full sleeve is complete, it’s s long process, so a lot of faith in the process is required. When the client sticks with the process they get the end result, and through thick and thin, we get there in the end. James was great, I enjoyed spending time with him, and we have more tattoo plans for the future.