Friday, 18 November 2011


I may be a tattooer, but I still find the call for dragon tattoos quite astonishing.  This is not to say I don't enjoy doing it I just find the numbers of people (generally men) who want them somewhat overwhelming.   I tattooed my first dragon yesterday, its a cover up but only a small one so the majority of the dragon is on clean skin and it was really fun to do.  All those scales though, makes my brain hurt and my eyes wobble!  Colour is going to be fun...probably going reds and oranges, he's reasonably manly so I doubt he'll let me go for baby blue purple and pink, oh well!!

On another note, I'm getting tattooed myself soon too!! Its going to be the start of my blackwork/dotwork sleeve.  Lu, one of the other artists at the studio is going to do it.  I cant wait, her dotwork is pretty amazing so I'm really looking forward to seeing it evolve.  She does however have the tedious task of blacking in almost half of my arm to start with!!  I will make her cakes to ease the boredom!

Thursday, 17 November 2011


I am absolutely shattered, but I am trying to make the effort to post so apologies if little sense is made!  My boss is on holiday for a month and he has kindly said I can use his room in the tattoo studio to work out of.  This means I am no longer stuck to tattooing one day a week and it also makes things much easier for my customers.  So far I have pretty much been tattooing every day which is awesome if not extremely tiring.  I never thought this would be an easy profession, but my eyes have really been opened to just how hard it is to work solidly.

I now have a few big pieces that I'm working on so seeing them progress is really fun.  I did some more work on the chest piece I started last week today, and really enjoyed it.  Lots of colour...which is my favourite thing to do!  Sorry about the pictures, forgot the camera so had to make do with Iphone.  This has really dulled down the colour and seems to flatten the tones, there's a real gradient in the reds and purples but it just doesn't show here..... ah well ( silly me) must remember camera......

Saturday, 12 November 2011

No heart no hurt

Soooo.. here's another piece I've started this week.  Having had my chest tattooed I really felt for this guy, he sat like a trooper but the odd involuntary shakes and twitches were all too familiar to me, it made me realise what a hard time Jade had watching me sit for 8 hours in the very same state! I got the outline done and he'd had enough so we called it a day. Can't wait to get started on the colour though.  I have a feeling this one's going to shine!  Apologies for he picture quality, i had to snap a quick one as he was in no state to stand around and pose.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Must stop being lazy

Right, apologies first.  I've been lazy in posting as is glaringly apparent from my empty blog, work has been pretty full on although that is no real excuse.  I've been tattooing one day a week which adds to my workload, but I've also been doing loads of design work for my boss as he has a ridiculous amount of clients and tattoos 8 hours straight every day thus leaving little time for him to catch up on ongoing designs and consultations with new customers.  This has all now been added to my role as shop bitch, but I am still enjoying everything - although some days it feels like I'm getting loaded with all the work no one else has time to do, the other artists are trusting in me to do it which i can only take as a pretty large compliment.

As for my tattooing, the first piece I've started in the shop I've mentioned in an earlier post.  I've done a second sitting on it now so I guess it's probably due a visual representation on here.  There's still a long way to go, as the 'piece' (big black scar might be more fitting) that I'm working to cover will need another pass to hide it completely.  I've done the first pass over the existing tattoo and am happy so far, the background is just plotted out ready for me to complete next time. anyhoo. here goes ....

I've included the original just to show what I had to work with