Today’s blog entry shows the evolution of a tattoo, from concept sketch to final draft and finally, the completed tattoo. The concept sketch is a simple initial sketch which captures the flow of the arm and introduces the various design components. The journey from concept sketch to final draft refines the design and begins to introduce some detail. The most notable transformation comes during the tattoo application itself when full detail, shading, color and texture are introduced.
Yesterday I had the honor of celebrating the 4th of July by spending the day tattooing an Iraq Veteran who is celebrating his first 4th back in the U.S. in two years. I tattooed him two years ago prior to his shipping out, and was relieved to hear that he has returned home safely along with everyone in his unit. Thank you, Nathan for your service.