Monday, June 22, 2009

A month Unfinished

(Dont forget you can click on the photos to enlarge them)

So I’ve been slow to update lately. No specific reason beyond lack of time. When I have found myself with that precious few moments of time to myself, I have avoided the computer completely. That said, there are a few photos to post on here. Most of them are a testament to the fact I have an ungodly amount of unfinished/work in progress tattoos floating around out there. To add to to that, Holly and I took a trip to New Hampshire to visit friends (Hobo’s Tattoo Shop in Portsmouth)… and start even more works in progress. I am honestly not that slow, there is just a ton of work wrapped up in these pieces…. And maybe a little slow to boot. Haha

Anyhow here are the photos from the past little bit…

This concept to this Thigh tattoo is the girl is sleeping, her dream self is being attacked by the demon, and there will be a Shoki on his ribs going after the demon. Thats about as condensed as i can make the explanation.

This is a color sitting on the "Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner" rib tattoo.

This is a section of a leg sleeve I've been working on. We are finally nearing completion on it, and I can't wait to be able to get photos of the finished product. It has been every bit of two years in the making. Wow it is strange to think it has been that long.

This one is the start of a sleeve representing Lourdes in France. This part is St. Bernadette doing as she was instructed by bringing a candle, and she presents her rosary. The upper arm will be Mary in the stones with the healing spring flowing down. We finished the lower part on the last sitting, and I’m looking forward to starting the next section.

This was done in Portsmouth on a good friend Kim. She and her husband Jason Scott own Hobo's Tattoo Shop. It was nice to actually start and finish a tattoo in one sitting for a change.

This was started on Cody, the apprentice at Hobo's. He liked a series of my paintings and wanted to apply several of the elements into his tattoo. It's hard to tell in this photo, but he got it on the back of his knee. He sat like a rock. I can't wait to color the rest of it... tho I'm sure Cody may be just as happy to wait a bit. The real hard part to doing this was the fact that it is surrounded by some pretty damned amazing tattoos. No pressure like looking at a Jeff Whitehead piece that was technically perfect Just above this one. I wish i took a photo of that one just to show you what a good tattoo looks like.

Ok well thats all the photos it looks like i can upload. Lucky you.

Thanks for taking the time to look at this stuff.
Take care of yourselves, and by all means, let me know what you think.