Tom & Jerry Shenanigans

Building on the Tom and Jerry custom tattoo half sleeve. The color in this piece is turning out be be some serious eye candy!

To see it in progress, check this out…

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Celtic knotwork and lettering

We just finished reworking Allison’s Celtic tattoo. It’s amazing what reworking lettering and adding Celtic knotwork does to bring the design together! One more reason custom tattoos rock!

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Full sleeve fantasy tree

Here’s a teaser from the full sleeve I’m doing on my buddy, Eric! A fantasy style tree populated by a variety of passageways, clocks and creatures.

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Pro Tip: Tattoo Cover Ups

Pro Tip for covering up an old tattoo: Go for what you really want rather than settling for less than something that will rock your world. The last thing you want to do is trade in one tattoo you feel lukewarm about for another tattoo you feel lukewarm about, right? Exactly. So, my first question to someone interested in a tattoo cover up is, “If you were getting a brand new, fresh custom tattoo… and the sky is the limit… what would your tattoo be?” People are usually surprised by this question because the general perception seems to be that successfully covering up a tattoo is an almost impossible task. And as it turns out, it’s absolutely possible. And successful. Fun even. In fact… cover ups are one of my favorite things to do!
 
 In my book, there are a couple of hard and fast rules for cover ups. First, we’ll need to go a little larger with the new tattoo in order to fully encompass the old tattoo within the new tattoo while having a little room to spare. Does this mean you’ll have to get an enormous back piece just to get a cover up? No. (Well, unless you’re covering an enormous tattoo, then probably.) But if you’re covering an average to small sized tattoo like the gecko in this series of photos, you won’t even need to go as big as Ashley did. (She liked the design so much that when we stenciled it on she decided to go bigger, so we enlarged it another 30%! As the old tattoo saying goes, “Go big or go home!”)
 
 Secondly, flexibility with color and shading is key since that’s how we’ll go about camouflaging the old tattoo within the new tattoo for a seamless cover up. Using color and shading to in essence “camouflage” the old tattoo adds depth, contrast, and even texture to the new tattoo design – all of which make the new tattoo “pop” and the old tattoo fall away into the past.
 
 When taking these two things into account, we can now think outside of the box in terms of design and create something distinctive that represents you now, rather than the you from back then. There’s no reason to be stuck with a *meh* tattoo when you could have a beautiful, custom tattoo that you feel awesome wearing!
 
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Spicey!

Nothing like spicin’ up an old tattoo!
 

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Phoenix coverup

Flash from the past! While I enjoy a couple days off with my family, watch for photos from the archives! Loved doing this coverup!
 

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Design teaser

A little teaser for tomorrow’s half sleeve! WHOOOP!
 

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Lace wrap

Fresh ink! Check it out… Jamie’s lace wrap. And it’s a coverup too… Yessiree!
 

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Owl cover that old tattoo!

From the archives… A fantastically fun cover up! Owl happily cover those Beatles!
 

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Tattoo Renew!

Howz about a little refresh on some older tattoos!


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