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.