Thursday, December 16, 2010

New Ink

This Tuesday I started on my new tattoo. I have been wanting this specific one for a long time and it always ended up on the back burner. I try to make adult decisions and unfortunately a tattoo doesn't completely fit into budgeting needs all the time.
As you may have seen in a previous post, I came up with a drawing that had numerous items surrounding the Virgin Mary. I wasn't sure how it would all fit on my arm but I took the drawing into Easy Choppers tattoo to see what they could come up with. I ended up working with Keahi, the owner.

 He took my drawing and created an amazing collage, if you will, incorporating everything I wanted and somethings I didn't even know I did. 
After meeting with him 3 times to see the sketch and make minor changes I finally started.

Here it is



Inspiration for Mary's finished face


I love the old school style of it.

It took about 2.5 hours to get all the line work done. I have another apt at the end of the month to get the color added in. I love it. It's exactly what I wanted ,but better.

Obviously its following a hot rod theme with the tools, engine and gas pump. We added in some pin stripe detail which goes perfectly with my sugar skull design on the opposite arm.

2 comments:

Lindsi said...

LOVE IT!!! I am so overdue for my next...like you, I know exactly what I want, but can't fit it into our budget! Damn!

Nikki said...

Tattoos fit right in with the milk and bread. It looks great! I say better to get it now instead of at 55 with your senior discount.