Monday, October 25, 2010

I keep making them and they keep coming back.

I'm real lucky to have such loyal clients. I really try and take care of them as much as I can.This tattoo is on a client named Chris. I think he's FINALLY out of neck space, so now we can concentrate on the possible back piece that he wants to do. A neck sleeve was a good warm up for that I think.haha! I wanted to sort of underscore the anger of the girl with this addition. So I added some extra roses with with daggers placed in them over his shoulders and ever so slightly onto his back to give it that "stabbed in the back over and over" feel. Ultimately the tattoo shouldn't need any explanation. Good tattoos explain themselves I feel. But I drank coffee and now I'm feeling long winded.ha!

Recently over the last month or two since I completed My Japanese biker paintings, I've thrown myself none stop into a 10 sheet flash set which has taken up a lot of my free time when I'm not at the shop tattooing. There are two more sheets to go and I will post them here after they are all completed. After this I have a few more paintings to do then hopefully I'll take December off from painting to let my head relax and spend more time with the family etc. I try really hard not to stagnate and I've gotten myself to the point that if I'm not tattooing or haven't painted in a few weeks I have anxiety. I guess I really just enjoy making things. It is very satisfying that's for sure.

Painting is the virtue of an effective tattooer.