this tattoo seems more significant than ever seeing as how we’re approx a month into Japan’s recovery from it’s disastrous tsunami.
like it’s very own emblem, Japan will rise again.
it doesn’t hurt if the World lends a Hand.
this awesome piece has actually been changed/covered-up TWICE by me alone. when the client first came in the sun was simply solid black, i added color to the piece. it’s been over a year and the client wanted it to become something else; something that was more ‘her’ after all this time. this piece has been able to grow/change/eVoLVE with her as she’s grown/changed/evolved over time. pretty friggin’ cool. 🙂
met a LOT of interesting people at the convention – was lucky enough to tattoo this client. he was an older gentleman that didn’t get his first tattoo until he was 50 yrs old. he now has 2 sleeves, 2 thigh pieces, and one calf piece. i was able to help out his other shin/calf with a traditional cherry blossom piece.