gazing from the shadows
For now at least! 33 hours total.
i like small tattoos. quantity, baby! jeebus, after the last few weeks (and thursday nite!) i'm looking like graffiti.dr hoo said:Good thing it is not your skin then!
I have no desire for small tattoos. I plan a lot more, both legs and up the back, but that will probably be it.
Ukiyo-e from the Edo period? Just beautiful!dr hoo said:It is one piece. The colors are the artist's choice, based on the original. When it came time to color, I said "do what you want". And he did!
Here is a pic of the source material:
The artist is Kyosai Kawanabe, and the scroll was done a few years after the official end of the Edo period. He is often called a Ukiyo-e artist, but really he was much, much more. An amazing guy who could and did work in a wide variety of styles.spyderman said:Ukiyo-e from the Edo period? Just beautiful!
All tattoos fade and the lines spread over the years. However, sun is the real enemy. Luckily, bike shorts cover most of the upper leg, and I do use SPF50 on the lower. Still, the bottom half will look good even faded. It will just get a bit lighter. Lots of people like black and gray for that reason, because fading just lightens everything.KenB said:That's pretty amazing. It's one of the best I've seen.
Questions: How will it hold up over the years? Will you need regular touch-ups? Will it lose much detail as you age?
The story? Ah, that is long and complicated, involving ongoing gods stuff and the sword of the emperor. And not quite as heroic as depicted, but that is what artistic license is all about, right?Alex-in-Evanston said:I can't imagine something more difficult to tattoo than transparent water. What's the story with the underwater dragon?