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The Ultimate Freehand…

​Nothing Like a freehand that’s so clean that you forget it’s a freehand… LOL! Tattoo of the day.  Filipino Eagle. 100% free hand.  Hilariously, after ransacking my studio furiously for the reference picture before session 2; my client reminded me that there wasn’t one- we never did a drawing. This tattoo never existed anywhere but...

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Ninja Warrior

  Going through pictures working on my portfolio today, came across this AMAZING picture of a tattoo I completed about a year ago. I am a terrible file keeper… It feels a nice to be going through old pics like this, providing me with a nice retrospective of past work, and gearing up for this...

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Aaaw! I came across this while I was updating my portfolio and could not help re- uploading this photo. This is the kind of thing I love to show to people who say " you cant" to tattoos that are too bright, to blended, or too detailed. This is my freind Diane. She has always beeen huge supporter of Fine Art For Bodies.She got this tattoo at a *undisclosed location* waaaaay back in 2009, and this phot was the spring of 2013. Still looking brilliant and subtle and awesome. The old sayings DO hold: Bold will hold, and simple is better. But cleanliness and quality of craftsmanship, and TIME invested, and care taken will go a long way. Make sure you rad your artists' aftercare instructions and FOLLOW them. (Mine are at www.fineartforbodies.com/aftercare, but you follow YOUR artist's instructions.) Technology and technique in tattoos has evolved a million times* in the past 10 years, as has both the social acceptance of tattoos in general, and the aesthetic, the knowledge of, and acceptance of what a tattoo looks like long term, and how it is supposed to age. I have a strong theory that tattoos done since 2005 will last WAY longer and neater and cleaner than those done, healed, and abused with less evolved methods back in the 50's. Heck that was back before they even "invented bacteria." -Philadelphia Eddy, "Hori Smoku" Documentary. lol!! But even if they don't, I have confidence in the thought that, WE as grandparents are going to be twisted and gnarled, and faded, and weathered, and BEAUTIFUL. And so will our tattoos.

Long Term Tattoos- More experience than image

Aaaw! I came across this while I was updating my portfolio and could not help re- uploading this photo. This is the kind of thing I love to show to people who say ” you cant” to tattoos that are too bright, to blended, or too detailed. This is my freind Diane. She has always...

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Gentleman bug

Super proud of the progress on this carefully reproduced rendition of “Echinacea” by the amazing surrealist Esao Andrews. Many have attempted to reproduce his remarkable color work in tattoo form. I am lucky enough to have a client who has the patience and dedication to sit through the time and care that it takes to re-create...

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Taking FLight…

When this tiny young lady wandered into my studio, I would have thought it was swirls and flowers for sure. Imagine my surprise when not only did she have one of the best Audrey Kawasaki pieces I’ve ever seen (by L at Outer Limits  in Orange, Ca) but she was requesting a full back piece....

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