A good friend of mine came to me and asked to have an interesting memorial etched into his skin. His cousin went missing a long time ago and had a tattoo of a panther on him and his beloved grandfather passed away not too long ago. My friend asked for some interesting combinations to unfold on him. A willow tree at the top to symbolize the grandfather, a panther to symbolize the cousin and a waterfall for something I can’t remember… I drew the idea directly on him and kinda just went with the flow of energy I was getting from everything.  I had loads of fun with this one because it took me out of my illustrative element. Panthers, Waterfalls and Trees just aren’t my things to draw… but then again, neither are safety pins.

I created this using a 9 tight liner, 15 curved mag, 17 bugpin curved magnum, and the brilliant intenze ink

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