But this one would kick your ass and take what’s hers — no waiting around hoping!
I guess you could say she’s a part-time Ninja. 😉
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.
here’s the next installment of the koi & dragon backpiece:
a beautiful backpiece is a *seriously* impressive tattoo to have. in terms of time, commitment, and PATiENCE, a backpiece is NO JOKE.
i’ve had people make inquiries regarding possible backpieces, go thru the drawing/design process, and flip out when they hear that the outline alone with take 5 or more hours… lol, i guess they’ve been watching too much ‘LA Ink’ where full backs are done in 20 mins. hahahahhaha!!! :’D
here’s an approximate timeline to walk those of you who are thinking about owning an awesome backpiece:
and we’re not done yet.
there’s still more of this to go:
met this great client last year and did a brush-style piece of buddhist chant on her leg. it was spectacular and has been a great addition to my portfolio. i was thrilled when she contacted me this year and wanted to add-onto the piece:
we decided the blooming lotus, color, and smoke would add to the overall meaning and structure.
love the way it turned out; a great progression of time + life.
the full picture as promised.
the foundations for the yellow/pink/purple flowers were there, but i re-outlined, re-shaped, and re-colored them…
…and then built the entire background & underwater floral scene, complete with pet fish. 🙂
one of my fave pieces to date.