From Facebook, with the caption “one more session and it’s done”
The tattooist made a lot of strange choices here. The cross is very wide with awkward shading, and the proportions on the angel and demon are super awkward.
Daryl is fantastic :)
Felix Van Ardsen’s style is an interesting mash up of neotraditional and geometric. If you are interested in a tattoo in a similar style, you’ll definitely have to travel. If you love his work, I would recommend saving up to see him instead of settling for someone else.
To find an artist that works in a style you want, start with the list and the geometric tag (also try neotraditional and abstract) - find out if there’s anyone near you, and if not, don’t give up! As L rightfully said, do NOT settle for less - watch your favourite artists’ social media channels. Tattoo artists tend to travel, so if you’re in luck, you might not have to cross an ocean.
You’re asking a lot of questions here. You say you don’t have any tattoos, and it’s understandable that you’re overwhelmed by the whole “art theft” thing.
First of all - yes, you obviously need to tell your artist what you’re planning to get! And if you have reference images of similar things, it’s encouraged to show them to your artist. The whole point of that is that the artist can draw up a custom tattoo for you based on what you like. You don’t have to steal a design that already exists when there are artists that you PAY for drawing you something that is an absolute original :)
Second of all - It’s your body and your choice! Nothing is stopping you from doing it. But if you ask us (a blog centered around tattoo art and etiquette) - well, we strongly discourage upside down wrist tattoos. Here’s a few reasons why.
Ask yourself - why do you want it upside down?
My fellow mod L once said some pretty wise words about upside down tattoos:
”A tattoo is meant to be appreciated, be it by you or by others, as an accent to your body. As in, working with your whole body (or at least whichever part it’s on). […] If the only point is the content itself and not the way it flows with and enhances the appearance of your body, then it’s probably not meant to be a tattoo.”
Hope I was of help!
Hey friend, check out the scripttattoo tag for some cool examples!
I haven’t seen it before, but it seems like a good resource for people who want to know what their tattoos really mean .. :)
I watch Arrow and really like the show, but I’m not a fan of the main character’s tattoos (so cliché!).
Here’s a link to the post in question.
Adam went to Alaska! (at Heart And Soul Tattoo)
Hey, search our blog for posts tagged as horse.
Do any of our followers know any? Link your favourites in the replies, please?
Hi, I study that sort of stuff at uni. I can confidently tell you that I know many people that work somewhere in that field with body modifications. Many students on the course have full sleeves.
But it will depend on your plans. For example, as a freelance illustrator, no one will care about what you look like as you will be working mostly at home. Working at a design agency or for film would surround you with creative people that generally will respect you regardless of what you look like.
However, if you aim to work in a more conventional industry, e.g. become Senior Designer at a big company, then this may be different. Graphic designers don’t always work directly in the creative industry.
Hope any of this helps!