This mandala starts on her elbow and spans across her back and across the back of her husband. This is a very unique piece. This tryptic displays the second session. I’m excited about this work.More Info
I love the simplicity of this piece. She came in with the Audrey Kawasaki piece on her right thigh done by another tattooer. After completing the Crane leg I added some background to the right thigh piece to let them blend and merge. I am super happy with the outcome and the overall look of the work.More Info
Maple leaves, waterfall, koi, birds... This is a healed photo of the outline, and background shading on this sleeve. I have about 9 hours invested at this point. My intention is to stay simple and use very few colors. I love work like this.More Info
Traditionally, a dagger through a rose, like my grandpa got in the 1940’s. I got a dagger and rose on my forearm with my kids’ names to represent the coming together of two people creating life perpetual in our children. This dagger through a peony is a modified version. It can represent many things, duality, dichotomy, harmony, Yin-Yang, death and life, sex, creation and destruction. It’s really up to the wearer and the viewer which ironically is a dichotomy itself, intention and perception they go together but are obviously two distinctly different things.
This tattoo was done in one session and healed incredibly well especially for a single pass through the ditch of the arm.More Info
This view of his ox skull with an orchid mind's eye is a part of a full freehand bodysuit I have worked on for three years. My client from Chicago spends three days at a time getting his work done. He has met me at conventions around the country and been one of the most dedicated people I've ever met to completing his work. It's comprised of the animals from the Chinese zodiac calendar. Years of the Ox, Snake, Rat, Monkey, and Dog. I have drawn everything on his body and tied things together with elements like birth flowers from each person represented which are himself, his wife and their three children. Water, wind, petals, and mandala patterns overlap and provide background for the entire piece. We have over one hundred hours invested and I'm not sure how many more are required. We are refining areas now in what I can the "push and pull" phase of the project. I'm honored and humbled to be doing this work.More Info
A dagger through a rose tattoo is a western classic symbol of union, male and female, but it resonates with so many cultures, its dichotomy, its interdependency, duality, yin and yang, intention and perception. Its a universal principle. this modern take with an antique air was drawn during some down time I had and offered via social media as a tattoo lottery. The client had to email and was randomly picked from all the emails received. The experience was unique and exciting, and I met an amazing person through it. This dagger and peony was done in one long session, start to finish, and it healed perfectly. I love this tattoo.More Info
this back piece represents the fleeting of life, mortality, and the passing of time. I used arcs, and a cascading zig zag layout for the viewer's eyes to travel frok side to side finding key focal points or points of interest as a design base.More Info