A lot of people get tattoos that they really like and build upon. Nothing wrong with that, especially when it’s time to wrap it all up and make it look like a cohesive unit. I’ve seen some brilliant examples from the chicanos on the left coast of adding in their lil faces and smoke effects that make me go “OH damn that’s just sick!!!!” Nonetheless, this client needed that effects and clouds thing to happen to his arm. He had a few pieces just kind floating on there (that another artist did), and now they look like they have a nice place to call home. I added in the dove for good measure.
This was completed using a 5 liner (just on the dove), 17 bugpin curved magnum, and Eternal graywash inks.