tiger i finished the other day. super stoked on this one. based the general pose and rock lay-out on a old HORICHO print. most of my larger japanese has a detailed feel, but firmly rooted in the classic very traditional roots.
here are a couple black and grey roses i did a couple months back. me and another co-worker (matt lentz) tattoo this girl on a fairly regular basis. it's always traditional stuff, which i dont do as much these days. so makes it fun.
hanya mask i did on the fly yesterday. had a cancelation and a friend of mine came in and got this. super fun, i love doing noh masks. just the dramatic expressions, and colors make for great tattoos.
this woman was only in town for a day and REALLY wanted to get this terrible rose she had on her chest covered s=with a koi chest pannel. of course it was a crazy day and i was already done with work. but sometimes you just have to take on a fun project even when your beat.