Monday, August 15, 2011
So I finally got to throw something down that I was pretty excited about: a bobcat. For some reason my brother is convinced that bobcats are the actual rulers of the universe and one day they will take their rightful place as such and enslave or eat all humans. I can't disagree with him. So instead we tattooed a bobcat on his forearm so when it happens, he'll be first in line to be saved as a pet or some such other menial (but alive) job in the new bobcat-centric world. But I digress. I also got to do a GIANT tribal (I know, I know) shoulder/arm piece on a dude for his first tattoo. Regardless of the subject, anyone who sits for that long that well deserves to be at least mentioned, even if I'm not posting a pic because all the ones I got sucked. So without further ado; Bobcat:
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
So I decided to sneak in a back-dated post and throw these pictures up even though I wasn't happy with how they came out. The lily is fine, the tribal is the best pic I could get. I took a bunch of pics with my fancy-ass camera, but they insisted on being shiny and making the solid black look really patchy. Which, I assure you, it is not. That black is in there like a tick on a dog; in it to win it. Tribal tattoos were never my milieu; I have a hard time drawing them and they don't hold my attention well. But this one was this guys first tattoo and he sat like a pimp for it. Six and a half hours later we were done and he got exactly what he wanted. Which is the ultimate goal. The flower is on his girlfriend, my wife's cousin, who just found out recently her grandma is a little sick. Grandma isn't going to approve of the tattoo, but that's not really the point. I like how it turned out and was glad to get the opportunity to do it.