January 07, 2014

Hokusai, Hardy, and Riley

This Dragon's telling secrets to a big cat from Brooklyn. 
Thanks for looking. 

First week of January

Fun tattoo on Out of Town Eric. 

Thanks for bring so trusting and for having great ideas and having an open mind. 
Eric asked for a Panther and dagger. Then he asked for a skull to go next to it and he mentioned he still wanted a bowling pin eagle. 

Drew it on with a couple of stencil pieces and...

Thanks for reading. 

Jeremy R. 

August 06, 2013

June 16, 2013


These photos were taken after session 2. This is the customers first tattoo. He wanted it to be different. I tried. We have a good layout, but a lot of this wasn't planed out. There was a lot of improvised drawing on the skin. Thankfully my customer was trusting and we collaborated on the concept and the Drawings that came out of. 
It's been fun designing this. 

There are many influences that led to the details you see. The background is very similar in look to Polynesian designs, yet the layout I went with a Japanese form. (It is the strongest). The flowers started from lotus pieces in Tibetan designs all the way to the round flower that you see so often in traditional style tattooing. The basic round math flower has evolved. 

I will post again when there is more progress. Thanks for reading.