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we are finished with this lucky piece!

this is an extremely fitting post for today (Friday the 13th) since koi are known for meaning good luck, good tidings, and good health.  it’s a very lucky symbol to wear on yourself/have tattooed.

this piece happens to be on a long-time client of mine that is recently engaged, CONGRATULATIONS & BEST of LUCK to ya mate!!!


red fish,

gold fish.

in case you couldn’t tell, both picture are just different sides of the same leg.

it’s the full 360 as promised. 😉


havin’ a great time doin’ this sweet traditional asian koi 1/2 sleeve on a great client of mine.

but alas, like all good things, this is about to come to an end.

just one more of session of color and this badboy is gonna be ready to hit the streets!


just a lil’ teaser.

the full 360 to come.


this awesome client came to me as referral from another longtime awesome client of mine.  apparently they play cards together and she noticed the (and liked) the work he has going on in his arm.  this lady absolutely kicks TOO MUCH ASS – she’s in her late 70s and has finally gotten her first tattoo.  as you can see she came with a pisces + cross piece already in place (her first tattoo) but felt like it was missing something.  after a few minutes of picking her brain and talking, i proceeded to do some freehand drawing and came up with the seaweed.  she loved it, so we inked it in.

i added in the background glow to the cross as well.  i gotta say, i love the way it turned out + the getting to know this client.



…or should i say ‘SeaStud’? 😉

(p.s. sorry boys & girls, he’s already found a happy home)