Religious tattoos are a staple of the tattoo industry. Praying hands, crosses of all sorts, Rosary beads, Head of Jesus with a crown of thorns, etc. With this particular tattoo, the cross is the centerpiece and I was asked to design around it. The theme? Heaven vs. Hell, but without the devil. So what I chose to do is do my interpretation of St. Michael vs the devil. But the representation of the devil is the skulls. This definitely is a tedious and very long process, so if anyone reading this ever wants to get a true sleeve created, make sure you book your artist for at least 4 sessions and be prepared to receive the pain.

This was created using a 7 textured tight round liner, 17 bugpin curved magnum and intenze super black ink.