Monday, April 30, 2012

Sunflower done!

Added final color and shading to the center, with highlights to the seeds, per clients request. Petals needed some touch up. Took another three hours total. She's a rock! Looks great!

More to come. Remember, this is the start of a large back piece down the left side...

Walk in

Got my first walk in client, Saturday! Client wanted a name on her lower back with a heart.

I've been told font is difficult, I was a little nervous, but I think it came out pretty well!

Forgot to take a pic before covering it with vaseline...


Half way to work, I realize I forgot my phone at home!  Funny thing is, my trips to the bathroom weren't as long as usual...

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Seeing Stars!

Another new client also wanted to add to a previous tattoo. A trail of stars from her lower back to behind her ear. Ran out of time to do the ones behind ear. Placed each star individually! She really liked it! 

She is on the fence about doing the ones behind the ear, or filling in some of them. We'll see at her next appt in two weeks...

Sunday, April 22, 2012

New client

My first client, outside of family, wanted vines and flowers added to a previous tattoo. She also didn't like the tail ending on the hummingbird. Using a reference she brought in, and with some help from the instructor, we came up with this, a cover-up. Client also had a limited budget, $40.

I stenciled the main elements, flower and leaves, instructor connected them with vines, free-handed on the client!

I like the color of the leaves, they look curved.

Friday, April 20, 2012


At Habitat for Humanity. Indoor finishing work, I'm caulking at the moment. Fun! Getting paint and caulk all over me. And getting paid by my company to volunteer. Sweet!

Yep, I could play with caulk all day long!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sunflower color

Worked on coloring the sunflower. Client tapped out after 4 hrs. Will finish the center in possibly a reddish-brown, client still thinking about two weeks.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Truck brands

While waiting in the car on a rare sunny afternoon, I noticed the emblem on the truck parked in front of us...

Not Ford...

Son's update

Results of MRI show one tumor gone, the other barely visible - Dr said 3cm big. Unfortunately, that means they want to do surgery to remove it.

I'm not crazy about it, dont want anyone going in fucking with my son's brain, but I guess it's best...

My son was livid! Dont know why, he didn't want to talk about it. I presume he just doesn't want to go through the surgery again...

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Fifth tattoo

Ex-wife's, stepson's, girlfriend asked for japanese (kanji) symbol for Family. My first "font" tattoo. Enjoyed working on the finer points of this style. 

She was happy!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012

Sunflower line work

Saturday, finished the line work and shading on clients sunflower. She was VERY happy with it! Next session will be color in two weeks.

Was fun to do. First time I felt able to exercise some creativity. The seeds were free-handed (no stencil)!