Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ashly's backpiece

Here are some "step by step" pictures of a backpiece I just finished on Ashly.
I wanted to take a photo of every session, but it slipped my mind after most of the appointments, so it's not quite every step.

Each session was roughly two and a half to three hours each. A few shorter, a few longer depending on our moods and schedules.

Here's what we had to work with. Since she already had some work from various tattooers, I had kind of an awkward space to work with.

She wanted to cover up the geometric shapes in the top left, but make everything else look like it belongs with what we were adding.

My first basic sketch

First day, outline done

Finally done, but I wanted to wail until the background wasn't so fresh to take good pictures.

Finished and about 2 months healed!!
The whole process took about 8 months.

Thanks, Ashly!!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

a few new tattoos

Justin's watertower from the Church Hill neighborhood, here in Richmond.

Sarah's panther....the picture is pretty bad since it's half healed/half fresh...but you get the idea!

Chis is a tattooer from Los Angeles that used to live here in RVA. He was in town for a visit and I managed to squeeze this lil' tattoo machine on his leg.

A whale's tale

Here is a little 'in progress' step by step of a tattoo I'm doing on Raena.

Each session has taken about three hours, give or take.

I'd say we're just past the halfway point right now.