Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Hunger Pains, Forget Me Not - Tattoo Designs

india ink, gesso, sharpie, and watercolor on moleskine
the text is from the song "became" by atmosphere. i'd suggest a listen. the style was heavily influenced by the work of the tattoo artist Derek Noble.
sharpie, acrylic, and watercolor on moleskine

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mandala

sharpie on moleskine
i finally found my sketchbook, and we had a slow day at the tattoo studio, so i did this. possible tattoo design, possibly me just being bored. either way, i enjoyed it although the stippling was pretty tedious.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Dragon and Yin Yang - Tattoo Design


pen and marker
This piece is actually going on someone. i'm not crazy about the design, but it's just not personally my thing.

Mexican gangster back piece - Tattoo Design

graphite, digitally altered.
heavily influenced by the art of Steve Soto.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Russian Outlaw Chest Piece - Tattoo Design

pen on layout bond
the text is translated as "The Church is the House of God," which in the context of a prison or outlaw tattoo metaphorically means "Prison is the Home of the Thief."
The subculture of Russian prison tattoos is pretty fascinating, i just ordered this book in hopes of learning more about them.