Tattooing often involves adapting and personalizing designs to fit a client's body and preferences. In my recent project, I worked with a client who was inspired by skull and snake flash art but I wanted to change the design that can be uniquely their own.
This is the original flash design. When I did a mock up on my client's skin, it doesn't quite fit well with her other existing tattoos. You can see a bit of overwrap where the butterfly is and the snake head is wrapping too much. So I decided to change the design a bit.
Here's new design and mockup. I like it because it fits perfectly on my client's body and leave just right amount of gap with her other tattoos.
This is the final result! I am very happy with this final look. It took about 4 and a half hours in total. Here's a breakdown of the equipment and techniques I used to bring this piece to life:
As I embark on this new blogging adventure, I found myself pondering what the ideal first post should be. After some contemplation, I believe that sharing the story of my very first tattoo experience is the perfect way to kick things off. This momentous occasion took place a few days after Christmas in 2021, and the memory remains etched in my mind.
I recall that day vividly; I was a bundle of nerves, my hands trembling with anxiety. It was only thanks to my supportive client, who offered continuous encouragement throughout the process, that I managed to complete the tattoo successfully.
Fast forward to today, and it's been approximately two years since I first dipped my toes into the world of tattooing. Despite the time that has passed, I can honestly say that I still get those familiar butterflies in my stomach every time I'm about to begin a new tattoo. However, something has changed. Those jitters, once dominated by nervousness, have transformed into excitement.
The primary objective of this blog is to serve as a living document of my journey, charting the progress I've made in my tattooing career. But it's not just about my personal growth; it's also about helping others who are looking for valuable resources and guidance on their own tattooing journeys.
I distinctly remember my initial foray into this art form, a time when I was utterly clueless about the needles to use, the techniques to employ, and so much more. I understand the frustration and uncertainty that newcomers in this field often face. Hence, in this blog, I am committed to meticulously documenting every aspect of the tattooing process, from the tools and materials I use to the techniques I've learned along the way. My hope is that this information will be a beacon of guidance for those who are just starting out, helping them navigate the exciting but sometimes daunting world of tattoo artistry.
So, whether you're a fellow tattoo artist looking to compare notes, an aspiring ink enthusiast eager to learn, or just someone curious about the intricate world of tattooing, welcome to my blog. Let's embark on this artistic journey together, as we explore the stories behind the ink, the evolving techniques, and the ever-thriving passion that fuels the art of tattooing.