Archive for April, 2012

April 8, 2012

Inkhead!

I’ve had tattoos on the brain this week.  My good friend Lawrence is apprenticing at Vancouver’s Industrial Ink tattoo shop and he, like me, is a huge fan of Alphonse Mucha’s work.  He went on Facebook to offer a free tattoo based on this piece, but with a focus on the Pacific Northwest’s flora and fauna.  Needless to say, I jumped on the chance as soon as I saw it, and yesterday we met for a planning session and to begin laying down the linework for what will be a half-sleeve on my right arm.  Seven hours later, I got to come home with this.

This is my first representational tattoo.  I have several, and all of them I designed myself in an abstract, geometrical style intended to compliment the natural anatomy of the body.  So this is a big switch for me!  It’s going to look incredible, and I’m really lucky to have a friend like Lawrence who adores Mucha as much as I do.  To give an idea of my regular style preference for ink, this is a tattoo I designed for a male.  Someone… someday…