Tattoo Update May 2018

Got behind again. I have come to accept that this is going to be an ongoing theme in my life.

Started working on Casey’s Satyr Skull tattoo after a bit of a hiatus. It is (obviously) still in progress, but I also made both of his sleeve tattoos.

casey1

There is a lot going on in this one. It was a fun project! I used to tattoo a lot of pin-up stuff and I don’t get nearly as much call for them anymore.
This one is on a forearm and was completed in the single session.HarleyQuinn

Love this one. This is on her thigh.

bondage

I have admitted publicly that this may be my favorite tattoo ever. Having much fun working on this one and will be sad when it is finished. Of course he is talking about maybe working on the other arm now… so who knows.

lovey

Single session add on (chest). I did not make the Roman numerals portion of the tattoo.

soldier

Surfing Skeletons (on ribs) based on the work of Rick Griffin.

surfingskeletons

Small commemorative tattoo to celebrate having been at the SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch (so cool!). We went with the Space Suit from Elon’s launch, but used the original car from the Heavy Metal movie.

heavylaunch

CareBear tattoo made on the calf.

carebear

Memorial tattoo made on the ribs. Tough client!

memorial

First stage of a work in progress. Tattoo is based on the artwork of Ben Newman. Ben does beautiful illustrations and I would LOVE to adapt more of them into tattoos.
This one is on a thigh.

bennewmanoctopus

Healed Pressed Fairy tattoo on the back of a calf.

pressedfairy

King David on an upper arm.

KingDavid

Care Bear’s tummy to look embroidered.

beartummy

More work on this sleeve

cardinal

Little critter out of the Garden of Earthly Delights (Hieronymous Bosch). Just below the knee on the shin. (ouch).
There are a hundred tattoos EASILY in that painting. Feel free to select one for yourself. I would LOVE to make a series of these.
bosch

Another session on Casey.

casey2

Different take on Lady Liberty. This is on a forearm and is partially healed and partially fresh when the photo was taken (which is never flattering for the tattoo).

ladyliberty

Vincent on a forearm. She didn’t want him to be smoking, so we went with a Burton-esque style pumpkin instead.

vincenttattoo

Dog portrait. I did not make any of the other visible tattoos, just the dog.

dogdogback

I made the tattoos on both hands and the fairies on the inside of the forearms… but I haven’t been able to get a decent photo of the fairies.

hands

Monarch Butterfly tattoo on an ankle.

monarch

Adding some better contrast and some background to a piece I started a while ago. Forearm.

flowers

Sleeve in progress. One (maybe two) more sessions to fill the rest of it in.

doran

This is the start of a Johnny Depp montage piece on her thigh. All of them will be different characters that Johnny Depp has played.

demonbarber

Another session on the Ben Newman piece, next session should finish this one up.

bennewmantattoo

Adding some background to Robert’s sleeve. The bird is a cover up… everything that is visible is my work.

RobertV

Underarm Elephant.

elephant

As always…. more to come.

 

~ by justteejay on May 21, 2018.

One Response to “Tattoo Update May 2018”

  1. Very impressive work! I am always curious to know the why behind the selection of the tattoo. There has to be a story as to why a person has chosen a specific design and I bet it is fascinating!

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