Rose & cover-up

Lovely old school rose with the hinge, on the arm:

And a cover-up. Obviously it’s still a work in progress. Going to be a tree, branches & maple leaves.


Customer drew herself a design, an elephant-lady with four hands and a tail of a mermaid.Lovely combination. I really like it.
Anyway, she also wanted to have something behind the ‘phant-lady, so I drew a mandala there.
Photo is doing no justice to it, but the mandala is done with the gray ink – Silver, by Intenze. Later on, when it’s done and healed I’ll try to catch the colours better.
The Silver and some other grays have become my favourite inks lately.

A work in progress:


Other stuff

Been working on some drawings lately. Well, actually I’ve been too lazy, but at least got something done.
The fox is first piece from series of nine, I hope  to make the other eight soon as well. It’s still a work in progress, going to add some colours to it. So far done with quill pen & ink.

And this is the creation of last two days, needs also a lot more work to get done. Quill pen & ink as well.

Some new stuff after a while

Hello there again.

I haven’t been posting a while, been touring with the band, Talbot; organizing the festival Heliosphere etc. Back on the needlework now tho, full of urge to shove the ink.

This is actually going to be the main site now for Talk Left-Handed – for everything I do that is. Be it music, tattoos, drawing, screenprinting, festival or whatever I feel like.
Hope you’ll enjoy.

For starters, here’s few tats I’ve been lately working on:

* a cover-up for some old tribal stuff. Girl’s idea is to have two mermaids and sea, ship, anchor. So, I drew up a rough sketch about the positioning and did a lil’ more detailed sketch of the mermaid and then we started. Did it by freehand, no stenciling here.

The result of first sitting:

The one that needs the covering (author of this tat2 is unknown to me):

The rough positioning sketch:

And the freehand drawing before letting the needle do the work:

For this tattoo client sent me the photo of the tiger, with only solid black lines. I added some shading & red and since I’m really into dotwork lately, then added some dots as well:

Jänks ja plika / Chic and a bunny

Mõlemad sama kandja jagu.
Jänest värskendasin niisama, oli enne natuke räbalavõitu.
Ja see tsikk ussiga – viimase aja üks lemmikuid. Poolik veel. Kuigi samas ega väga palju seal teha enam polegi – teha veel jooned ja värvitud pind üle, lisada valget ja peakski olema. Pildile sobisid peened jooned väga hästi, ei olnud isugi hakata näiteks äärejooni paksemaks tegema vms. Ussi saba vehib peaaegu ümber käe.
Nõel: 3round liner ja 11round liner
Tint: K, I Bright Red

Both are owned by onw person.
Bunny got only freshening, was a little worn before.
And the chis with the snake – I must say that it’s one of my favourites lately. Undone. Although, there’s not much to do – redo outlines and colouring, add some white and finished. To this tat2 the thin lines were perfect, I did’nt even thought about making the outlines bolder or something like that. Snakes tale is almost around the arm.
Needle: 3roundliner, 11roundliner
Ink: K, I Bright Red