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

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More ideas on the 3 hearts thing…

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

So I continue to dabble with the idea…

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

Drawing for Projects…

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Tonight I’m inspired by some ideas that were brought to me by friends who have asked me to design tattoos for them. I love to hear the ideas people have for tattoos and then work with those ideas to create a design that expresses the meaning of their ideas in a personalized, individual work of art. I’m not fond of “flash” as it is more like a “rubber stamp” tattoo. I believe each piece should be as unique as the meaning behind it.

Request: 3 hearts representing the bond of 3 hearts in their family:
Kaila 3 hearts 1

More Practice, The Worm (Inspired by “Tremors”)

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

Again, some temporary tattoo work with Sharpies.  My grandson chose this one, looks like something out of the movie “Tremors!”

Shading and outlining in black, working brown, orange and yellow in to give it pop and add dimension.

Worm1
Worm2

A Real Challenge…

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

My son’s right arm is reserved for a Jester sleeve.   I promised my son (in-law) that I would repair this. This was done by one of his friends who was an apprentice in tattooing.  I bid a kudos to him for letting this guy work on him.  It just goes to show… “believe none of what you hear and only half of what you see.”

The before and work in progress of what I plan to do:

Sun Jester Original

Sun Jester Mod

(The drawing didn’t scan too well.)

Woodwork Lettering (thank GOD, no Old English)

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

We got this done in about 1 1/2 hours with a smoke break or two.  He said he was bad with needles but he handled it great, even down the spine area.  (Note: He did jig on the second “O.”  What is it with the “O’s?”  Same thing on ”M.O.B.!”)  The “R” and the second “O” need a little more work.  I’ll color it in a couple weeks…

20080202-Country Boy Outline

This was the original font, which I thought was rather bland for a tattoo, so I added a bit of my own “stuff.”  I thinned the outter lines down and tried to add some more character inside the letters.  He was thrilled with the outline work.  I’m planning on shading it in a few tones of brown.

New Work and Agenda In Progress…

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

For those of you who actually read this blog and are interested in it, subscribe to it.   Then you’ll know of any new stuff that I do.

For those of you who casually look in on it, thanks!

For any of you interested in a tattoo, don’t hesitate to message me.  I love to hear new ideas.

until then…. ~BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ~

;)

P.S. Don’t hesitate to comment on the tattoos that I’ve done.  Constructive criticism is appreciated, it gives me another perspective to work with!

Okay, Practice is Practice

Saturday, January 19th, 2008

Okay, so any opportunity to draw is a good one, especially if it gives me more experience on flesh and the curves and challenges in doing so.  My grandsons like me to do “temporary tattoos” on them. My medium is Sharpies. Working on toddlers that jiggle and swiggle as you are drawing on them is a great challenge.  I add this to my blog because it is more of the learning experience.

This dragon I did on Jimmy, my oldest grandson, tonight… he seemed pleased with it.  I would have dimensioned out the outter part of the dragon but Jimmy was getting restless in sitting so we settled for this:

20080119 Dragon

More Work on “Plagued”

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

He decided not to color it all black, giving me a greater challenge in making the repairs of the original outline. During this session I kept saying to myself, “Jeez, did I actually do this outline????” It still needs the yellow added inside the black/green shading but he was sore and it was getting late… more work to come on this one… (His belly isn’t really like that, I had him push it out so I could take the pic.)

Plagued

First Cover Up

Monday, January 7th, 2008

While I was doing the M.O.B. tattoo, my son-in-law decided he wanted to try some “self-tattooing.” (WARNING: Budweiser may inspire this kind of creativity/stupidness.)

Marco and I were taking a break when James went in and picked up the machine, tatting a nice little “K” on his hand.  When he came out to show us what he did, I went ballistic!  I sure hope Marco doesn’t have anything to “share” with James since they are now “blood brothers!”

James First


This was my first cover up work… he wanted a spade… he got one.

20080106 James Spade

Bloodline Flower

Monday, January 7th, 2008

Here is the flower I had practiced earlier on fake skin. She decided against the black tribal design around it and now wants me to put more flowers and vines up her leg and down onto her foot.

Jess 1st Flower