Saturday, 28 August 2010

Art Deco Freesia Tattoo

Drew this tattoo for Kate a while back - but then life got in the way of her being able to get it done. Not to worry - she finally made it through to get tattooed this week, and we both agreed the result was worth the wait! She wanted me to draw her a spray of freesias in an Art Deco style, which took a bit of getting my head round at first, but once I got a handle on how I wanted them to look, I really liked the end result.

Red and Gold Geisha Tattoo

Fiona told me she would like one of my 'trademark' Art Deco geisha tattoos, but wanted the colourway to be taken from the beautiful costumes and headresses from an assortment of Chinese films, hence the reds and golds as a palette and the small creatures in her hair combs.
I took this photo on finishing the tattoo but it doesn't really do it justice, but I've been promised a healed up photo via facebook when it's all healed and lovely!

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Sword Geisha and Persephone Sleeve Tattoos

Been away on a short break to Cornwall which was fantastic - beautiful scenery, great folks, and pastys, Cornish ice cream and cream teas. Local beers were pretty good too. But now am back to the tattooing with a vengeance - above is the first sitting of Joe's Art Deco style Persephone sleeve, based on the Rosetti painting. Soon she will be surrounded by summer flowers and wintery trees.
Also shown is Valerie's sword geisha sleeve - with the owl and horse - shoe on the inside of her arm. Latest additions include butterflies and more cherry blossom on the back of her shoulder.