Hummingbird and beginning of a blackwork halfsleeve

Customer had quite an ugly looking hummingbird on the back. She wanted to have the hummingbird tho and some other things mixed in as well. So I suggested to cover up the old bird and make a new one with all the extras.
This kind of layering been in in my to-do-wish-list for some time now.

 

 

Also started working on yet another freehand blackwork halfsleeve. This is just the beginning here:

Woodcut and dotting

So, finally I had the chance to do some woodcut style tattoo. Woodcut look, among all the other nice stuff, been one of my interests lately.
Customer had the “collarbone” writing before, but it was quite blurry already, so he wanted to cover it. And to make the writing onto the other collarbone. And from there we went – drew it up and needle in. Very happy with the result.

Continued on this halfsleeve as well. Since one half of it is more linework, then decided to give the other part a bit different look. Asymmetric stuff. I’m really into it. Asymmetry that is.

And, cause I’m also a bit of a gearhead, really into hot rods and customs (tho not having any at the moment), and also cause “woodcut” and “woodruff” sounds almost the same, then here’s a cool lil’ video of probably one of the world’s lowest VW Beetle: