Faith, Hope & Love

The symbol from the early Christians – heart, cross and anchor. Heart is for the Love/Charity, cross for Faith and anchor for Hope.

“The cross and anchor together were first used in Christian catacombs to represent hope based on the belief in Jesus Christ. The heart was added later to represent charity. The three symbols together represent the Christian tenants of faith, hope, and charity.”
Quote above from the answerbag.com 

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Mandala & the peony

Started the mandala project today. Part of it will stay on top of the old tattoo, to become a second layer. Blending those two together, mandala will have the worned-out look on the overlapping parts. Will also freshen the flower a bit. Mandala will also feature more of the brown and grey shades, as seen on those few parts here.
Similar kind of mandala will be on the other shoulder as well, soon.

Traditional & watercolour day

With this customer we have a long road behind us, started with his first tattoos in 2002, if I remember correctly. Last year we did the two girls on his leg, the devilish one and the innocent one, both with nude boobs.
This time we started to work on his upper arm & shoulder, to continue the big rose piece he already has in the middle of the arm. Theme is old school and since he’s a gearhead, then we’re adding some automotive stuff there, the piston for example. More goodies to come tho.
And I also wanted to make it a bit different, by adding the watercolourish background. So, here you go, this is how far we got today:

anchor

and the piston piece

and a lil’ bit of the background

both of ’em together

Vigri – the olympic seal

Did this cool looking grey fella today – it’s Vigri, ringed seal and a mascot for the yachting races that were held in Tallinn within the 1980 Moscow summer olympics. After this there was also a cafe for childern in Tallin, named Vigri. Ice-cream bar etc.
If interested, then here’s some more info about the 1980 summer olympics.

Anyway, this picture has been as a sticker on the fridge in the customers granparent’s home. She wanted a frame around it, so I drew the frame made of rope, goes well with the watery theme.

And this is a diamond symbol, obv. Nice and minimal. Small tattoos are cool, especially if they have a good location on the body.

Acid (Mad) Hatter

Yep, that he is. Running around with his eyes spiralling, waving blotter and having some more of those on his hat. Nice character.
Work in progress, upgrading & finishing the customer’s half-done sleeve that was started years & years ago at some other tattoo parlour.

Cat Sunday

I wish it would be Saturday, then I would of named this post Caturday.

Anyway, a regular, five-eyed, cat. It goes together with the solid black arm that I started working on few weeks ago.

 

EDIT: Some of the readers might remember that I was accused of copying my own artwork – this kitty. The person who was actually copying it and making & selling the cards with this kitty, replied to me and explained that it was a misunderstanding and removed the cards from sale. So from my angle this case is closed and I removed the rest of the info and comments of this incident. Apparently the copier received a lot of hatemail because of this and since now it’s all solved then there’s no need for exposing this incident any further.