Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Skinnamar-ink New Ink

Skinnamarink-a-dink-a-dink . . . .

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.

7 comments:

CB2 said...

My eldest used to watch that creepy show.

misfitpsycles said...

is this continued interest in body tagging and sensible personal expressionism any reflection on your most recent career choice?

fight the power!

oh and the man spell'ed my word verification wrong...
BREST. meh. stupid heads.

Big Bikes said...

That's so funny,
I once asked for the same tattoo, but the artist told me my emaciated bicep didn't provide enough "canvas space." He suggested maybe something smaller — like a tree shrew and its tree shrew puppy.

That's what they call 'em...tree shrew puppies.

rick is! said...

I love the cute little nickname "peanut" for the spud. I call mine "punkin' head" cause she has a big fat grape and reddish hair.

shockstar said...

looks awesome craig. hope life's treating you well. just starting to figure out next year's schedule. you thinking about a return trip to pennsylvania at all?

the original big ring said...

Hey Ben - yep, also considering and planning on Transpenn too - hopefully see you there.

Golonghardman said...

Looks great, I look forward to hearing the story behing the elephant...if its up for hearin'