Lonesome Dove

This  clients first and possibly only tattoo will be a lonesome dove/memorial back piece..  For me, portraits always mean a fun day of tattooing.  This is the first of 3 portraits that we will be tatttooing.  Tommy Lee Jones, followed by Robert Duval and a portrait of my clients father as one of the cowboys in the movie.  Typically I don’t like to alter portrait photos for tattoos.  Any time you alter the photo and stray from realism you run the risk of making a really weird looking tattoo… but I think I have found a solution for this particular tattoo and I’m really looking forward to working on the next piece.