Wasn't the inspiration behind this piece of work. My Peanut was. There's a story behind the whole elephant thing . . .
Stencil goes on . . . .
. . . ink starts . . .
I've been going to Julie at New Moon Tattoo for most all of my work the past number of years and her stuff keeps getting better and better. If you're a local and interested in seeing her stuff, stop into the west-end location and check out her portfolio.
. . . . taa daa.
Swollen and red and sore. The inside of the upper arm is a pretty tender spot to get work done. The daddy elephant will fade to a lighter shade of grey, while the baby elephant, though hard to tell now, has pink to it (for my Peanut). I will have to go in for a couple touch ups: the eye on the daddy elephant needs a slight alteration and the baby elephant is going to be much pinker. At some point the background will link into the upper sleeve work that I have done and hopefully will blend into some sort of full sleeve work in the future.