Progression In The Art Of Tattoos
A novice tattoo artist shares the progression of her education and pictures of her work.

So they heard the tattoo machine running again…

March 29th, 2009
by Ana

So as the machine is making it’s beautiful song, my grandsons overheard the action…  needless to say, their requests for temporary tattoos followed shortly afterward and this was the result:

Charlie’s Iguana
Richie’s T-Rex
Jimmy’s Cobra
The full size pics are available if you click on the image– they are very large though, fair warning…
As always, it was a challenge and good practice working on wiggling subjects. ;)
Now, back to work with the machine…

Jester – Stage 2 practice— red

March 27th, 2009
by Ana

I know this may bore some of you but I just wanted to show somebody the different stages in a tattoo like this. Beginning to add color now…

Work on the Jester project

March 26th, 2009
by Ana

If you look back in my blog, there are previous posts in reference to this project.  I laid down some ink in preparation for the resurrection of James’ jester.  This is the initial shading work on fake skin.  Still working my hand back into the groove.  It feels fantastic.  :D

(I really have a feat here in resurrecting this one. The original that is on his arm now is a disaster.)

The hand works again…

March 22nd, 2009
by Ana

I’ve had a problem with my neck which created numbness and loss of feeling in my hand.  The past weeks have found relief and I decided to put my hand to the machine again on a project too long overdue.  The machines needed tuning, my body needed adjusting and re-acclimating.  This is the result.  My hand has not been on the machine in nearly 9 months.  It still needs some work but it remembers…

What’s in my head…

May 24th, 2008
by Ana

yeh, it’s bad when I get a good buzz going, the imagination is a wicked thing. LOL! Couldn’t resist doing more work on this one… “This Animal I have become…”

(And somebody has already asked to have it as a tattoo… go figure)

Kristina’s Backpiece – Final Draft

May 23rd, 2008
by Ana

Final draft for the earlier mentioned back piece:

(the paper bleeds ink horribly!)

More Work On The Hearts Project

May 22nd, 2008
by Ana

Working on a color scheme for the 3 hearts:

Doodling at work…

May 21st, 2008
by Ana

Testing out the hand today… after the MRI on my neck last week, I had to give it a break. This was some doodling in pen at work. Can you tell my frame of mind? :)   (still has to be finished…)

Kristina’s Back Piece

May 15th, 2008
by Ana

Another project I was working on: A lower back piece…

Shading and coloring yet to be done. (having a  bit of a problem with my neck which is creating numbness in the hands… working much slower and it’s frustrating!)

More ideas on the 3 hearts thing…

May 2nd, 2008
by Ana

So I continue to dabble with the idea…

Signifying, Mother, Father, Child… intertwined open hearts, holding their child.
The imagination still at work…