Giant Squid

Nov. 4th, 2010 05:03 pm
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I got a new tattoo while I was in KY. A friend of my brother's recently finished her apprenticeship and got basically a journeyman position at a Lexington parlour. Chase (my brother) has the very first tattoo she ever did on skin, and it looks great. Anyway, I wanted to support her career because I know she's going to be really brilliant with it.

You guys remember this guy I drew in 2008?

Well, now he's 8 inches tall on my left hip. Just line art so far, but she appreciated my heavy black outlines and gave it some nice line weight, which took about 2.5 hours. She loves the color scheme, too, so I'm hoping to make it back to Kentucky in the spring sometime and get her to color it.

I still want to get my shedding snake on my calf at some point, but I want to figure out the design really well first. The squid was a little bit of an impulse tat, but I drew that thing two years ago and still like the design. I'm pretty self-critical of my own work, so that's a bit of an accomplishment.
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I'm looking for reference ideas for a potential tattoo design for myself. It's been a looong time since I got my first tat and I think I've got a much greater appreciation for the permanence of these things, now. XD

I'm thinking I want a snake, shedding, so the head of the skin looks almost like another snake? I'm not totally sure. I want to do some ...meditating?... on the symbolism I want to incorporate.

Looking on the internet for snake tattoos, though, I don't really like any of the ones I'm seeing. Which leads me to believe google might not be the best way to find photos of really amazing snake tats. I'm not having much luck wading through DA, either. Anyone here know where I might find some good snake tattoo work I can use for inspiration?


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