I really love doing freehand tattoos. Working with a loose marker sketch gives me a lot of freedom. I am fortunate to have apprenticed under someone who specialized in freehand work. These tattoos are always a surprise for both myself and the client. We never really know what the final product will be. I am so thankful for my wonderful trusting clientele.
A fun start
Some progress on this vulture tattoo. Last time we colored the belly button solid black. It healed great. Next session I’ll draw his other foot and finish the wings.
Freehand owl in progress.
Freehand owl catching a mouse. Long way to go on this guy.
Freehand raven. This is a big dude with a lot of canvas. Couldn’t complete this in one shot but I am looking forward to the final session.
In progress freehand tree
Paul is a local tattoo artist who lazered both of his sleeves off and is getting two new sleeves from me simultaneously. This is the beginning of a peacock sleeve on his left arm. I had to draw this on his arm to work around some of the remnants of his laser work. Laser tattoo removal is so much more painful than tattooing. There is a lot of pain and dedication involved with removing two sleeves. With so much already invested in removal, it is an honor to be trusted with the design and application of these new tattoos.
We’ve made a lot of progress in a short time. I love tattooing tough dedicated people. One more sitting and we should be finished. This is one of my favorite recent projects.