Leg sleeve in progress……

This leg sleeve is based on a Kuniyoshi print depicting sea creatures from the sea kingdom  attacking a pearl diver who has stolen a magical pearl  .more photos to follow 

This is in progress, I love doing worked based on these old prints , which all Japanese tattooing stems from .In Japanese mythology, the tide jewels– individually, the kanju (干珠?, lit. “(tide-)ebbing jewel”) and manju (満珠?, lit. “(tide-)flowing jewel”)– were magical gems that the Sea God used to control the tides. Classical Japanese history texts record an ancient myth that the ocean kami Watatsumi 海神 “sea god” or Ryūjin 龍神 “dragon god” presented the kanju and manju to his demigod son-in-law Hoori, and a later legend that Empress Jingū used the tide jewels to conquer Korea. Tide jewels interrelate Japanese dragons and wani sea-monsters, Indonesian mythology, the nyoi-ju 如意珠 “cintamani; wish-fulfilling jewel” in Japanese Buddhism.

A Tranquil Horse 

i drew this tattoo up as a wedding gift for a long time customer from his wife , symbolising there sons birth in the year off the horse ,the date of his birth and their wedding day -25 ,and their sons initials BB, I was given a free reign and here’s what I made , 


More  on this back piece  

straight of a flight from Canada a quick shower and then another full day sitting on this ,hardcore dedication to the bodysuit tattoo 

Enjoying this one , check previous post for full info on the theme here 
The mental and financial strains  of the body suit are a true measure of your dedication ,

these days with tattoos being more common and visible ,work on this scale is the next step in maintaining the mystique and awe that tattoos can  possess.