"Tarot is just stories on cards." There it is, one of the most funniest and beloved tarot cards in the game, "the fool.". Recently he is becoming more and more popular as a tattoo theme, because you can go to your trusted tattoo-artist and ask him if he can create you an art piece that has a motive that you like, like the fool, but make something new out of it the less! The skeleton that put of its clown mask is a classic, but tattooed in a unique Style and with beautiful shading all over it is a pleasure to see. The script with white ink, surrounded by this great contrasting black is just the icing on the cake.
Nothing holds forever.
There’s another great example of a tattoo sleeve in progress in a realism-style. The realistic roses have a nice contrast and corner the clock perfectly wich is the focal point in this design. It’s very detailed, and you can see even some gears in between the broken parts.
The Maori are indigenous people that originated in New Zealand. They have a form of body art, known as moko but more commonly referred to as Maori tattooing. The art form was brought to the Maori from Polynesia and is considered highly sacred. Great finished lower leg. This tattoo is featuring patterns used in by Polynesian and Maori tattoos. There's a beautiful variety in the patterns used to create a stunning piece and the mask right ontop of the calf is making the tattoo complete. It's always stunning how Neumie draws these art pieces free hand on the skin!
Ancient statues become more and more relevant in the tattoo industry. Busts and statues most of the time, should look like they are out of stone. You do this by keeping some really strong contrast, to make sure the stone or marble looks like an object that never lets light through it. On the other side ancient artists made the surface of the objects really smooth so therefore a soft shading is required to portray these smooth curves. All in all it's the combination of both that replicates an art object onto the skin of our customers in a way that looks, as if you could touch it.
“If you want to know who you are, you have to look at your real self and acknowledge what you see.” ~Itachi Uchiha this fully black / Blackwork-tattoo captures a dark moment in the world of Naruto. Itachi is siting on a pole in front of the moon. The raven breaks the silhouette of the moon and there for it creates a second focal point in the tattoo. There are also fine lines used to create the hair of Itachi and the feathers of the raven.
"If I can't even protect my Captain's dream, then whatever ambition I have is nothing but talk!" ~Roronoa Zoro One of the heaviest moments in One-Piece tattooed in colour in a perfect Style, matching the anime. In this picture, with this pose, Roronoa Zoro steals everyone else the show and has earned his place on our customers Skin.
Lynx have characteristic tufts of black hair on the tips of their ears, large, padded paws for walking on snow and long whiskers on the face, everything got portrayed nicely in a nice cute / kawaii neotraditional style. Great use of different gray colours to get a good contrast between the soft shading of the fur and the elaborate patterning of a lynx.
“If you don't take risks, you can't create a future.” ~Luffy Here we have another welcome edition to our growing One-Piece / Manga tattoo collection! Luffy / Ruffy is most of the time the focal point in Onepiece inspired tattoos, as seen here, for obvious reasons, he's no doubt the main character in the Story, even though the Spotlight in the show focuses most of the time on events that have nothing to do with him in the beginning. This tattoo captures the nice bright smile our flexible friend got on his face, so I guess he saw some food.
Most of the people probably know the sperm whale out of the old tale of Moby Dick and Captain Ahab, where they always talk about the great white moby dick and to be honest there are white sperm whales around. But let's face it most of them are black or gray, and to be honest they are just as amazing animals. Here we have one in a black work style aesthetic, with japanese waves. This combination of Styles in one tattoo makes always for a new fresh look.
Neumie, our specialist for everything Polynesian always amazes everyone with his fantastic planned out pieces that are almost always drawn directly on the skin. It takes a lot of dedication, sweat and hard work to get to this point. In this case the two masks got designed bevor in close discussion with the customer to have them fit perfectly with the customers vision, after they got placed Neumie began with the pattern around them. Neumie’s Maori-Style tattoos are always a great example for some interesting patterns and great compositions that will flow beautifully with the body structure and the musculature.
White roses have many meanings. They represent youthfulness, innocence, young love, and loyalty and are often used at weddings. This is because they also represent purity, making them a perfect option for marriage. This tattoo is representing all of them above with it's soft and pretty appearance. Although you could say that they could be any-coloured roses, since the design is tattooed in black and gray.
Sometimes science is more art than science.” ~Rick Discovering the universe and all of its secrets is nothing new for us people and the TV-show "Rick and Morty" shows us more or less likely new possibilities and things, that could wait behind our small horizon. Although most of it seems funny and not reasonable no one can prove its non existence.
“The snake stood up for evil in the Garden.” You like dark, detailed and stylised tattoos? Than this one is for you! Snakes are one of the most popular motives used for tattoos, you would think that since they are predators in the wild, most of them would be portrayed angry or aggressive but quite the opposite is the case. Over the last years we have tattooed small slithering, non aggressive snakes more often than not, so having one looking fierce and menacing in a big scale and with a lot of black ink in it is kind of rare, contrary to believe.