Time for an inky tattoo touchup… Twenty years ago, while working in the USA for the first time, I found myself sitting in a hotel bored out of my mind and decided to get a Tattoo. Yup, the impetuousness of youth! Saying that, I never regretted it and joinging the ranks as a “tattoo programmer” I’ve always found the only problem with tattoo’s is the people that dont have them dont like them.
Ten Years ago, my forearm Koi Tattoo was drawn under the skin (to use a quote from Eddie Yeary) as a black and white stand alone piece.
Then as the years went by, more tattoo’s joined and my arm kind of evolved into a tattoo sleeve with a dragon at the top, samurai dude, fisheys, flag, roses all kinds of weird things (including my kids names written in Klingon – true story). To give the sleeve some kind of continuity, Eddie glued it all together with a washed out blue water scene and added a little shallow yellow to the Black and White Koi – this was nearly five years ago.
Time goes by and I’ve decided it’s time to brighten the whole thing up and add a little *shine* to the forearm fishes. A few emails later and an afternoon is scheduled with Edward and this is the result.
I was a little worried about tattooing the same spot for a third time – but the tattoo colors came out excellent and the forearm piece is perfect. Color me delighted.
As always – sterling job from Virginia’s Inkmaster – Eddie Yeary