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realistic rose realistic rose closeI have developed a healthy obsession with tattoos that really challenge me and put me outside my normal style. Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of tattoos that have no linework. Just shading or color blocking. I kinda like it. It produces a result that’s soft, a little realistic and in my opinion, feminine (depending on the design subject).  This is my execution of that technique. I’mma do more.

This was created with a #08 15 bugpin curved magnum and intenze ink watered down with a mixture of distilled water and witch hazel.



I’ve become so accustomed to doing monstrous tattoos that when I get asked to do something this simple, I damn near freak out lol! But I really enjoyed this one. It was simple, elegant and to the point. A rose by any other name, is simply, a rose.

This was created with a 3 liner, #10 15 bugpin curved magnum, 18 round shader (I’m in love with this damn needle now) and eternal graywash and intenze ink.

Most of us love our grandparents. Some love them more than our own birth parents. It’s like grandparents figured out something that makes us do damn near anything for them. This client loves his grandmother who passed away a while ago unfortunately. He already has something memorialized on his skin to her and so this is an addition to that. I have to admit, because he’s so fair skinned, I used him as an experiment with some graywash inks that I’ve been learning how to use. I really like them, but they are only for lighter skin. I really like the results on this one.

This was created with a 3 tight liner, 15 bugpin curved magnum, and Silverback graywash  and intenze inks. The Silverback inks have a 4 step system that works really nice. I’ll def be using them for portraits though. The Eternal graywash seems better for grays on darker skin tones.