I really wanted to have the waves splash across her back and add more dolphins in there… Then I woke up and realized that wasn’t what she asked for lol! Tattooing is akin to doing illustrations for a children’s book; You (as the illustrator) must listen to what your client (the author) wants the pictures to convey. You do have artistic license, but that license doesn’t allow you to go buck nutty and design whatever the hell you want. Your job is to interpret what the author wants into a beautifully executed piece.

This was completed with a 9 curved magnum and intenze, starbrite and eternal inks.