(Original post by cdsmith1990)
I've only got bad-angle phone pics of mine but I'll share anyway...
It's a full Japanese sleeve; 2 Koi fish, 3 Lotus flowers, Cherry Blossoms and waves..
The Kanji I had done a few months before (cliche first tattoo) by a crap 'artist', but I had it re-done to fit in with the sleeve. It's supposed to say 'Gemini' but may well say 'Chicken Special With Rice' for all I know lol...
Anyway this is finished now after 18.5 hours, just a 1 hour touchup session in a couple weeks when I'll get proper photos taken:
Inner forearm, 16.5 hours:
Koi, 16.5 hours:
Inner arm after 18.5:
I've got all the progress pics but they suck lol..
It was done by Matt Hunt who owns Modern Body Art in Birmingham.. Touchup session at the start of July then 2 weeks later I'm starting my other arm with another artist from that studio, Rachel McCarthy. I'm having an inner forearm piece very similar to this that she did recently:
Just to address the 'regret it when you're 80' issue....
I went to the cemetery today for my grandad that died at Christmas, aged 80, from lung cancer. Then to the care home to visit my nan, also 80, who has Alzeimers.
Wrinkly tattoos are the very, very last thing I'm worried about in later life. Trust me.