During my most recent of guest spots at the Off the Map-Italy studio, I did this large shoulder tattoo. The client requested a merge of two portraits, one Native American and the other Maori. For the base of this I used a portrait from the Edward S. Curtis Collection, titled "Big Head". From there I overlayed a carved mask and ink/paint textures. This piece was quite a challenge for many reasons.More Info
This tattoo was done on a really great client Jennifer. She came to me wanting to get hanu talismans or carved seaturtles to represent her family (wife, husband and their two children). This tattoo really meant alot to her especially now as she faces hard times ahead. My and the rest of the OTM crew's positive thoughts are with her.
seaturtle family tattooMore Info
this piece was alot of fun to do! the client, jon, came in with the idea of taking the ancient carvings from newgrange and turning it into a half sleeve. all of this was drawn on and the progression and evolution of this piece was nothing like what we'd originally envisioned. needless to say we were both very please with the results! thanks for looking!More Info